"Bulgaria Opts Out of Growing Genetically Modified Crops"

"Bulgaria has told the European Union it will ban the cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under EU rules that allow member states to opt out of GMO cultivation, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday. ...

An EU law approved in March cleared the way for new GMO crops to be approved after years of deadlock. But the law also gave individual countries the right to ban GMO crops even after they have been approved as safe by the European Commission."

Tsvetelia Tsolova reports for Reuters October 1, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 10/01/2015