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National bans on cultivation of GM crops: tactical manoeuvring in Berlin, lobbying in Brussels

The German federal government deceives the public that the cultivation of genetically modified plants will be banned soon. However, in the EU, the opposite is emerging.

The majority of the German public reject GM crops. Under the current EU law, member states (MS) may only prohibit the cultivation on their territory if they can demonstrate risks to health or the environment. Therefore, many people look to Brussels with hope of the new proposed national cultivation ban, which has been in discussion for months.READ MORE