German parliament restricts enhanced crops, Berlin eyes biotech leadership

11/29/2004 | Planet Ark · Scientist, The (free registration)

Germany's parliament enacted a law set to take effect Jan. 1 to place strong restrictions on the cultivation of GM plants within the country, despite the EU's action earlier this year relaxing a moratorium on such crops. Farmers growing GM crops would be legally responsible for contaminating non-GM crops. Despite the sentiment, Berlin is working hard to make its region a leader in biotech research, aiming to eventually compete with the U.S. and the U.K.

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