Victory! BASF halts EU approval process for genetically modified potatoes
January 29, 2013. Source: Industry Week, Agence France-Presse
BASF (IW 1000/33), the world’s biggest chemicals company, said Tuesday it has decided to no longer seek European approval of its genetically modified potato products in the face of stiff resistance.
BASF said in a statement it will “discontinue the pursuit of regulatory approvals for the Fortuna, Amadea, and Modena potato projects in Europe because continued investment cannot be justified due to uncertainty in the regulatory environment and threats of field destructions.” Continue reading “GM Potatoes scrapped in Europe: VICTORY”