EU approves import of 19 genetically modified organisms

The European Commission has approved the import of 19 controversial genetically modified products. They come in addition to 58 other GMO products that can be sold in the bloc, the Commission said.

The European Union’s executive body granted 10 new authorizations for genetically modified organisms (GMO) food or animal feed on Friday, including varieties of maize, soybean, cotton, and oilseed rape. The Commission also renewed licenses for seven GMO products and allowed the import of two types of carnation.

“All the GMO products approved today have been proved to be safe before their placing on the EU market,” the Commission said in a statement, explaining the products were tested by the European Food Safety Authority and that the authorizations are valid for 10 years.
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