The European Commission’s blessing to grow genetically-modified potatoes has drawn bitter criticism from environmental groups and some member states. But others say it is a first step towards protecting the competitiveness of Europe’s farms.
The European Commission cleared the way for cultivation of genetically-modified potatoes in the EU on Tuesday, saying its decision was based on "a considerable volume of sound science". But environmental groups and some EU members are unimpressed.
Date created : 2010-03-03