[SI] Initiative for ban on GM maize

The draft of the Slovene Act on the co-existence of genetically modified plants with other agricultural plants remains in the process of notification to the European Commission and to other Member States. Parallel to this procedure, NGOs and some political parties are demanding a ban on GM maize.

The Slovene Act on the co-existence of genetically modified plants with other agricultural plants was submitted for notification in December 2006. However, since it contains very restrictive requirements for potential GM farmers, the Act has yet to meet the approval of the European Commission. Due to concern that Slovenia may be unable to adopt this legislation in 2008, a coalition of representatives of political parties and NGOs has proposed a ban on GM maize MON810. The initiative, which calls for the enforcement of the safeguard clause, has been submitted to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia.



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