Andriejus Stančikas, chairman of the Chamber of Agriculture of Lithuania, is convinced that the European Union's (EU) decision to allow member-states to independently decide on growing GMO is not well-advised: more resilient and cheaper GMO crops will eventually push out traditional crops anyway.
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Last week, the European Parliament approved of the European Commission's proposal which provides for member-states making decision whether to allow growing GMO in their territories on their own.

According to Stančikas, this decision only shows that the EU is ready to sacrifice its high agriculture and food safety standards for the sake of economic reasons and free trade agreement with US.

Head of the Chamber of Agriculture said that he did not want to be a prophet of doom but GMO crops could appear in Lithuania as early as in one or two years from now.

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