Tainted report

Published: Monday 15 May 2006

EU members agree (Credit: Greenpeace)Europe's leading food safety agency has approved five genetically modified (gm) crops and foods that were banned in certain European Union (eu) countries claiming they posed no threat to human or animal health.

The Italy-based European Food Safety Authority was asked by the European Commission (ec) to test the controversial gm crops. Recently, the agency was criticised by the eu environment commissioner for flawed risk assessments of gm crops and foods by relying too much on data given by the biotech industry.

Meanwhile, Poland has decided to ban gm seeds although the decision might clash with eu laws .

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