Poland imposes farming bans on GM maize, potatoes
January 3, 2013
The Polish government has banned cultivation of certain genetically modified (GM) strains of maize and potatoes, according to a government statement on January 2.
The ban, which will take effect on January 28, uses a legal loophole to circumvent the EU's acceptance of such products.
Polish PM Donald Tusk had vowed to ban GM crops in November on the heels of a Senate upper house’s approval for the registration and sale of GM crops, which had been banned in Poland until then.