Crop Biotech Update

Spanish Gov't: GM Maize is More Environment Friendly than Conventional

June 29, 2012

Spain, one of the European countries which favors genetically modified (GM) crops, has further strengthened its support to the agricultural technology as the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Environment claims that transgenic maize is more environment friendly than the conventional maize crops.

Moreover, the Ministry, headed by Miguel Arias CaƱete, is preparing a new decree to establish the distances between GM and organic crops--a rule that the government had failed to move forward because of the opposition by the farmers and environmentalists. Deputy Alejandro Alonso further explained that the ministry is working on a new draft of royal decree on the coexistence of GM crops, conventional, and organic crops.

View the original article in Spanish at http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2012/06/25/actualidad/1340649867_357787.html.