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19.07.2005 |

Spanish government issues co-existence decree

The Spanish government has proposed detailed rules for co-existence of GM and non-GM crops including minimum buffer zones of 50 m and authority for some additional regional measures. The decree also provides for a national survey and report the issue. It was strongly criticised by environment organisations, reports the US embassy, which obviously doesn't like these measures.</p><p><a href="http://www.fas.usda.gov/gainfiles/200507/146130388.pdf">FAS: US embassy attache report</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mapya.es/a_pag_principal/notas/pag.asp?codi=3116_AH190705">Government Press release and link to presentation (in Spanish)</a>

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