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Germany Joins Scotland in Seeking Ban on Gene-Modified Seeds

  • German opposition to GMO `comes from all sides,' ministry says
  • Gene-modified seeds are already mostly banned in the EU

Germany is taking steps to outlaw the cultivation of genetically modified crops in Europe’s biggest economy.

The Agriculture Ministry plans to officially request that producers of GMOs exclude Germany when applying to sell seeds in European Union, Christian Fronczak, a spokesman for the ministry, said Tuesday. Scotland took similar measures earlier this month.