RIGHT DECISION: MONSANTO LOST BID TO OVERTURN GM CORN BAN IN FRANCE (AFP)

AFP - A group of French farmers on Wednesday lost a bid to overturn a government ban on a strain of genetically-modified corn, a month after it came into force.

France's highest administrative body, the state council, rejected the challenge from nine plaintiffs including a maize producers' association backed by the US agribusiness giant Monsanto, which produces the strain.

"The judge has rejected the complaint," said a spokeswoman for the state council. "There are no serious doubts as to the legality of the decisions" to ban the use of MON810 strain of corn, the only GM crop grown in France.
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RLCC Comment: Genetically altering food and then patenting it is a very bad concept.

Link to source-webpage, obtained via: Yahoo! News: Biotechnology News, March 19, 2008, 9:59am

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