Austria told it can't ban GMOs

The European Court of Justice has thrown out Austrian appeals against an earlier decision to block the country's attempts to ban genetically modified crops.


The European Court of Justice has rejected appeals by the Austrian government and the Upper Austria region against the 2005 ruling condemning their ban on growing genetically modified crops.

In refusing the appeal EU judges stated the national and regional governments had failed to provide convincing evidence that the ban was justified under article 95 of the EU treaty.

Cases: C-439/05 and C-454/05. may be accessed via the website of the European Court of Justice here.


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