|Greeks ban more GM corn and block Chinese rice (14/4/2007)|
The government yesterday banned 16 types of hybrid genetically modified corn from being imported into the country, bringing the total number of banned corn types to 47. Greece took the move despite a European Union decision to accept the corn. Agricultural Ministry officials said the decision was based on scientific evidence showing that the corn could have harmful environmental effects. The ministry yesterday also blocked the import of 88 tons of Chinese rice grown from genetically modified seeds.