After this approval, Monsanto’s GMO soybeans are authorized to be used to feed animals and in human food, but not for planting in the EU. The authorization will be valid for 10 years.
Meanwhile, China, Monsanto’s main importer has already approved the variety.
The EU is the second largest importer of soybeans, importing millions of tons of GMO crops every year.
Protests broke out recently in more than 400 cities worldwide against Monsanto. Many of the demonstrators also protested the sale of the herbicide RoundUp, which many say has caused cancer in humans and led to the development of genetically-modified crops.
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Just recently in Peru, RoundUp left 92 children poisoned after a plane allegedly sprayed glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, during a fumigation of a nearby sugarcane field.
Monsanto recently declined a buying offer by Bayer worth US$64 billion. If the deal had gone ahead, Bayer would have become the world’s biggest agricultural supplier and would have been set to monopolize both pesticide and seed markets around the globe.
Chapeau alle EU modifyers, u bent uitgenodigd voor een feestelijke barbeque na de vakantie, gefeliciteerd namens de fokkerij, de slachterij en de hedonistische klimaathervormers! Ten behoeve van Vlees en eiwitstapelen dus. Belangrijk voor de economie? Ah, too big a driver. Money talks