11 March 1998
Swiss reject US maize cargoes
SWISS authorities turned back two consignments of conventional and genetically-modified (GM) maize from the United States, according to Greenpeace reports.
The loads contained approved and unapproved maize varieties. Switzerland and the European Union have approved only one type of GM maize developed by
The environmental group said the two Rhine barges were taking the rejected maize to the Netherlands where they would be returned to the US.
- Financial Times 11/03/98 page 6