Friday, April 11, 2003

USDA names new biotech committee. UCS and CPSI are represented.

Syngenta's fusarium-resistant wheat trials approved in UK and Germany -- Greenpeace immediately "sabotaged" the Greman site by planting organic wheat on it. Syngenta's chairman says marketing is at least 5 years away.

EU gets tough with members [St. L. Bus. J. via corante]

The European Union Commission has ordered the governments of 12 European countries to end a five-year moratorium on genetically engineered crops.

Dow Jones News wires reported that national laws on testing and licensing biotech organisms should have gone into effect Oct. 17, 2002, but the 12 countries refused to enact the laws. The commission has now ordered a two-month deadline to enact the laws. Failure to do so could result in lawsuit and fines.

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