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EU court sides with Hungary, overturns decision on GMO potato

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The General Court of the European Union announced the annulment of a European Commission (EC) which had allowed the marketing of the genetically modified Amflora potato.

The EC approved sales of the potato in 2010, but the court’s recent decision found that the body had “departed from the rules of authorization procedures” in doing so. At that time, Hungary filed an official complaint, stating that the Amflora presents risks to human, animal and environmental health.

Through the course of the proceedings, the governments of Austria, France, Luxembourg and Poland sided with Hungary.

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