Germany - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report
January 23, 2012
USDA/FAS GAIN report GM 1029
German society remains conflicted regarding plant biotechnology and this is reflected in mixed government policies and messaging. Public rejection of biotech crops is widespread, and no foods labeled as „GMO‟ are sold in Germany. There is no commercial biotech crop production, and biotech test plots are routinely destroyed by vandals. The German government has banned the planting of some EU-approved biotech crops and farmers and churches have instituted biotech free-zones. At the same time, Germany is home to world-class companies that develop and supply biotech seeds globally. German‟s voting record in the EU on approving new biotech varieties has been largely positive. Germany is also a major consumer of imported biotech animal feed.
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Published: January 23, 2012