EU GMO ban will “have little impact”, says Monsanto
The EU Council’s decision to allow individual member states to ban the cultivation of EU-approved GM crops on their own territories won’t change much, US seed company Monsanto has said. In a blog prior to last Monday’s vote, the company said it expected some non-governmental organisations to paint this as a “victory” for Monsanto and other companies that sell GM seeds in Europe and other parts of the world. “Some will even say that we will begin selling GM seeds in EU countries where they haven’t previously been planted as soon as next year. This is rubbish,” the company states.