Source: Biotechnology Industry Organization
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded the announcement by the European Commission to authorize the cultivation of a biotech potato, as well as the commercialization of three varieties of biotech maize for food and feed uses and import and processing.
In a statement, Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli said, "After an extensive and thorough review of the five pending GM files, it became clear to me that there were no new scientific issues that merited further assessment. All scientific issues, particularly those concerning safety, had been fully addressed. Any delay would have simply been unjustified."