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TITLE:  Poland opposed to cultivating GM crops
SOURCE: Agence France Press
        http://uk.news.yahoo.com/07032006/323/poland-opposed-cultivating-
gm-crops.html
DATE:   07 Mar 2006

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Poland opposed to cultivating GM crops

WARSAW (AFP) - The Polish government said it was opposed to the
cultivation of genetically modified crops in Poland, but in favor of
importing genetically modified food under strict conditions. "Poland
should be in principle a country free of genetically modified organisms
(GMOs)," said a statement issued after a weekly cabinet meeting. The
government is "against the introduction of trade in genetically modified
animal fodder and to the cultivation of genetically modified maize,
rape, sugar beet, potatoes and soya," the statement said. It added that
the cabinet opposes the introduction of GMOs into the Polish environment
for experimental purposes. However, the government said it was open to
imports of genetically modified food "on condition it is clearly marked,
and providing there is no possibility it is transformed" into other
products. Around 76 percent of Polish consumers are opposed to
genetically modified crops, according to a recent poll by environmental
campaign group Greenpeace.


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