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Court: GM Crop Trials Must Be Public in E.U.

For years, environmental groups have wanted to know the locations of field trials of genetically modified organisms, whereas companies and researchers have resisted revealing that information, because activists have occasionally destroyed field trials. Yesterday, environmental groups scored a win on the issue. The European Court of Justice, the highest court in Europe, ruled that governments in the European Union must make the location and “environmental risk information” of field trials public. Confidential business information can remain secret.