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EU adopts tougher safeguards on genetic modification

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:11
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    Faced with widespread public concern over the long term impact on human health and the environment of genetically modified organisms, European Union governments are supporting moves for tougher safeguards.

    Under plans approved by EU environment ministers last week, authorisations to market products containing genetically modified organisms would be for a maximum of 10 years and would introduce tougher risk assessments, …

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