The World From Berlin 'There Was No Reason to Accept The Risks of GM Corn'

The German government's decision to ban the cultivation of genetically modified corn has been welcomed by most media commentators in Germany as an overdue step in response to fears that it poses unforeseeable risks. One paper, however, scoffs that "progress has become a dirty word" in Germany.
-- David Crossland, 2 p.m. CET