EU approves GMO soybean

  |   Sept. 9, 2008 at 11:27 PM
BRUSSELS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The European Commission has approved the import of genetically modified soybean for use in food or animal feed.

The strain, A25704-12, was developed by Bayer Cropscience of Germany, the EU Observer said Tuesday.

While only about a quarter of Europeans support the use of genetically modified products, the commission has repeatedly given its approval based on the opinion of the European Food Safety Authority, the newspaper said. The EFSA ruled last year that Bayer's A25704-12 soybean was safe for import.

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