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Reuters. “Ban Introduced in March, concerns Monsanto MON810 Maize” France Defends Interests

“As Europe’s largest crop-grower, France is under pressure to soften its stance on GMO crops, particularly after experts found this year there was no evidence justifying a ban…However, in a country that is fiercely protective of its agric

ulture, regarding it as part of its national identity, the government faces strong public resistance to GMO crops, as well as to the use of chemicals in farming. Earlier this year a French court found Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning after a farmer from the south-eastern town of Lyon claimed he had suffered neurological problems caused by inhaling one of the biotech giant’s weedkillers.” France supporting the interests of its people. Jim

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/15/france-environment-gmo-idUSL5E8KF1OH20120915