Spain wary of impact EU GM crop proposals

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain fears that proposals due next month to give European Union member states the right to ban or grow genetically modified crops could lead to an unraveling of community-wide agricultural policies, the Agriculture Minister said on Friday.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain fears that proposals due next month to give European Union member states the right to ban or grow genetically modified crops could lead to an unraveling of community-wide agricultural policies, the Agriculture Minister said on Friday.

"Moving to authorizations by each country could take us to the beginning of renationalization, something we have never supported in Spain," Elena Espinosa said on her way into a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg.

"Let us not forget agriculture is a common policy. A particular product has no reason not to have a common policy," she added in recorded comments sent via email.

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