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To ban or not to ban? What future for pesticides and GMOs in the EU? (part 2)

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In the second part of Talking Europe, we head to Spain, the only country in the EU where Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have gained a foothold in farming.

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We ask the Spanish Agriculture Minister Luis Planas why growing insect-resistant maize hasn’t had a drastic impact on pesticide use, and whether Madrid plans to continue to allow GM maize to be cultivated.

In our report, we meet with Spain's GMO farmers – and see the impact it has had on the organic sector.

And looking beyond Europe's borders, our Ukraine correspondent reports on just how reassured the EU should be about the possibility of illegal GMOs and pesticides entering the food chain through the backdoor.

>> Click here to watch the first part of the show

Show presented by Catherine Nicholson
Produced by Johan Bodin
Filmed on location by Stéphane Bodenne
With Luke Brown, Céline Schmitt and Mathilde Bénézet.

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