French Council of State Allows Genetically-Modified Corn to Return to France

On Thursday, August 1, the Conseil d’Etat (Council of State), France’s highest administrative jurisdiction, lifted the ban on the genetically modified (GM) corn, MON810 grown by Monsanto. The ruling was based on case law from the EU’s court of justice, which clearly states, “such a measure cannot be taken by a member state except for […]

Anti-GMO Activists Protest at a Monsanto Construction Site

Early Monday morning, approximately 100 anti-GMO activists arrived at the site of American giant Monsanto in Trèbes, in the Aude region of France. They rolled out banners stating, “OGM = menace à tout le vivant,” meaning “GMOs = threat to all living things,” and “60 plus de silos = plus de pesticides et moins d’abeilles,” […]