France’s highest administrative court has overturned the country’s ban on Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified maize. The court supported a 2011ruling of the EU court that emergency bans like that in place in France should only be taken when there is a serious risk to human health, animal health or the environment. The court sustained that in the case of MON810 no such risks had been demonstrated.

The press release from the court (in French) is available here: http://www.conseil-etat.fr/fr/communiques-de-presse/arrete-sur-les-ogm-.html.