The World from Berlin GM Potato Approval 'A Big Step for Germany'

The European Union has approved its first genetically modified plant since 1998. Though it claims its green light for BASF's Amflora potato breed is based on "sound science," that will do little to satisfy opponents. German editorialists differ in their stances on the debate over what critics call "Frankenstein foods."
The contested Amflora potato being grown as part of a field trial in northern Germany.

The contested Amflora potato being grown as part of a field trial in northern Germany.

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-- Josh Ward