Danish Law on GM Crop Passed
Copenhagen - The Danish Parliament passed a law on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in June (see EuroBiotechNews 3/04). This was the first national legislation in Europe to set up guidelines for the co-existence between GM crops and other crops. “I am very pleased that this first law in Europe on co-existence has the support of a broad majority in the Danish Parliament. It lays down the principle that GM farmers are responsible for keeping GM crops separate from other crops. The new law establishes principles, which ensure that the consumer can make a free choice, ” said Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mariann Fischer Boel. The law covers only with EU-approved GM crops .