Germany's Top Court Upholds GM Crops Law

Germany's top court has upheld a law placing sharp restrictions on the use of genetically modified (GM) crops, arguing that the law protected the public from the risks of the technology.

The Federal Constitutional Court said that a law requiring buffer zones between GM and conventional crops were needed because of the risk of "contamination" between the plants, as well as open questions about the technology.

Seed Daily reports:

“GM fields must also be registered so any co-mingling can be traced back to the source and the responsible farmers can be held liable. The law had been challenged by the rural eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt even before it was passed.”

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