France bans Monsanto GM maize

|About: Monsanto Company (MON)|By:, SA News Editor

France's government has banned Monsanto's (MON) MON 810 genetically modified maize even though the country's highest court has twice struck down similar measures.

The agriculture ministry timed the latest diktat to prevent any sowing of the maize ahead of a debate on April 10 of a draft law that would ban genetically modified organisms.

While France would like to ban GMOs in the EU, the bloc is divided on the issue.