Council divisions on Danish GMO plans

There is continuous opposition from a number of member states, such as France and Germany, to alter rules on the cultivation of genetically modified crops. The current Danish Presidency of the European Union tabled a compromise plan which could allow Member States to deal with biotech companies before GM crops are approved at EU level or to restrict GM crops despite approval.  The European environment ministers will vote next week in the Council on the Danish proposal which will be dropped if it does not get the majority of support by Member States.