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E.U. clears biotech potato for cultivation


March 12, 2010
By New York Times

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March 4, 2010 — The
European Commission began a new push to allow farmers in Europe to grow more
biotech crops, clearing a genetically modified potato for cultivation despite
persistent public opposition to the technology.

March 4, 2010 — The
European Commission began a new push to allow farmers in Europe to grow more
biotech crops, clearing a genetically modified potato for cultivation despite
persistent public opposition to the technology.

In the first such step in
more than a decade, the commission approved the Amflora potato, produced by the
German company BASF, for cultivation inside the 27-country European Union.

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