Food Law News - EU - 2009

Council Minutes, 20 November 2009

GM FOOD - Council debates genetically modified maize MIR604

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture Council Meeting on 20 November 2009:

The Council noted the absence of the qualified majority necessary to reach a decision for or against a draft decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize MIR604 (SYN-IR6Ø4-5) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 15375/09 ).

The Council having concluded its proceedings on this matter, the Commission is now entitled to finalise the decision-making procedure on these issues.

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