Bulgarian parliament adopts GMO ban


SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Parliament unanimously adopted a bill Thursday (March 18th) to ban Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) cultivation for scientific and commercial reasons. The vote came amid fierce public debate and protests. In mid-January, lawmakers gave a first reading approval to amendments proposed by the ruling GERB government to ease GMO restrictions, in line with EU legislation. GERB later dropped its support for the changes. (Dnevnik, BNR, Sofia Echo, EurActiv, Reuters - 18/03/10)

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