Legal flaw keeps GM seeds on shelves but off fields

  • 2003-09-25
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - Although it is currently legal to import genetically modified seeds into Estonia, GM plants cannot be grown on Estonian territory because of a flaw in the legislation, according to a recent statement by the Agriculture Ministry.Estonian seed seller Older Grupp was forced last week to withdraw its application for growing two GM corn varieties after it turned out the Estonia-issued GM seed trading license does not provide for actually cultivating the modified seeds.Under the current legislation, Older Grupp would have only been able to sell, buy and store GM seeds after receiving th...
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