Crop Biotech Update

USDA GAIN Report: France

August 27, 2010

A six-page report on biotechnology in France published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available online. The GAIN report notes that restrictive measures on plant biotech dossiers, a national ban on MON810 (Bt maize) cultivation, and the recent destruction of its only biotech open field experiment are signs that France, through the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), might have to forgo future research.

Download the report at http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Is%20Plant%20Biotech%20Becoming%20More%20Acceptable%20for%20French%20Authorities_Paris_France_8-11-2010.pdf