"German Cabinet Approves Draft Law Banning GMO Crops"

"The German cabinet has approved a draft law banning cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), government sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Germany had announced in September 2015 that it will ban cultivation of crops with GMOs under new European Union rules allowing member states to opt out of their cultivation.

An EU law approved in 2015 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."

Hans-Edzard Busemann and Michael Hogan report for Reuters November 2, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 11/02/2016