Some consensus on GMOs

OXFORD - The European Commission's proposals to modernize the regulations for the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) - the deliberate release directive 90/220/EEC - received a boost last week from the European Economic and Social Committee.

Experts from ECOSOC's section for protection of the environment, public health and consumer affairs last week agreed that a thorough overhaul of the 220 directive is long overdue.

The positive opinion is likely to be influential because the advisory committee, made up of representatives of employers, workers and other

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