Liabilities and economics of transgenic crops

    On p. 537 of the June 2002 issue (Nat. Biotechnol. 20, 537; 2002), the authors of the commentary “Liabilities and economics of transgenic crops” mistakenly reported that the European Union had banned trade in Canadian honey due to the presence of GM pollen. While there was (and continues to be) significant concern in the EU about GM pollen in both imported (and domestic) honey, the industry reports that no bans have been implemented and trade continues. Trade in honey between Canada and the EU remains based on global supply and demand conditions and is not currently impeded by government rules. The authors regret the error.

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    Liabilities and economics of transgenic crops. Nat Biotechnol 21, 132 (2003).

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