Poland: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2013
By the end of 2014 Poland’s parliament is expected to complete comprehensive legislation on biotechnology. This follows piecemeal legislative changes to the National Feeds Act and National Seeds Act which brought previous Polish laws into compliance with EU legislation. On January 2, 2013, Polish national biotechnology policy was re-affirmed by the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister. As of January 28, 2013 the Polish government banned the cultivation of EU-approved GE Mon-810 maize and the Amflora potato through an amendment to the Polish Seed Act.