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ILLEGAL GM MAIZE.

The Dutch Food Safety Authority (VWA) announced on 9 May that it is recalling part of a cargo containing illegal genetically engineered (GE) maize imported from the United States, said Greenpeace in a news release. The VWA has also announced that it will step up inspections of US ships, from 10% to 25%. A press release issued by VWA confirms Greenpeace's announcement made on 27 April that the vessel Pakrac, which arrived in the port of Rotterdam on 10 April, brought maize containing GE Herculex RW maize gluten, produced by Pioneer-Dow. This type of GE maize is grown in the US, but is not allowed in the European Union. (EVP)

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