Food Law News - EU - 2008


Council Minutes (6199/08), 18 February 2008

GMOs - Council discussion on GM maize: no agreement reached

The following is an extract from the minutes of the 2849th Council Meeting (Agriculture and Fisheries) of 18 February 2008.

The Council did not establish a qualified majority, either for or against, five proposals for decisions on the marketing of four varieties of genetically modified maize variety MON863xNK603 (16782/07), variety MON863xMON810 (16783/07), variety MON863xMON810xNK603 (16784/07) and variety GA21 (5946/08) - and a potato variety EH92-527-1 (16785/07).

The Council having concluded its proceedings on these files, the Commission is now entitled to finalise the decision-making procedures, in accordance with the regulatory procedure provided for in Article 5 of Decision No 1999/468 of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission.


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