Poland Bans Genetically Modified Corn, Potatoes

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Poland Bans Genetically Modified Corn, Potatoes

Common Dreams staff

Poland banned the cultivation of genetically modified corn and potatoes on Wednesday, Agence France-Presse is reporting.

The agency reports that while Prime Minister Donald Tusk felt "lawmakers had been forced to pass the blanket approval for GM crops," a loophole allowed the country to ban the specific strains of German agricultural giant BASF's Amflora strain of potato and Monsanto's MON 810 corn.

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Greenpeace Hungary cheered Poland's move, saying it joined 8 other EU countries, including France, that have similar bans.

Greenpeace Poland stated, "The government has kept its promises."

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