05 May 2009 15:19 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--A court in Germany has rejected Monsanto’s urgent application (Eilantrag) for interim relief against ?xml:namespace>
In a statement, the administrative court in Braunschweig said the ban was not arbitrary and authorities had assessed risks before imposing it.
The law did not require authorities to produce firm scientific evidence that proved, without any doubt, a danger for the environment.
It was sufficient to show that there was new or additional information that indicated a danger for people or animals, the court said.
Monsanto could appeal the decision, the court noted.
Industry groups said Germany's ban on MON 810 was not based on sound scientific findings and threatened to create legal uncertainty.
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