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Regarding import of ornamental plants

21.12.2017 13.54
Press release

Regarding import of ornamental plants

In 2017 a large number of genetically modified (GM) petunia varieties that had no marketing authorisation were found on the EU ornamental plants market, including in Finland. All unauthorised GM products must always be withdrawn from the market. The Board for Gene Technology recommends that importers of ornamental plants ensure already when ordering propagating material or seedlings for resale that the varieties in question are not genetically modified and ask the supplier to confirm this in writing.

For more information on this issue, please read the letter the Board for Gene Technology has sent to importers of ornamental plants. Marketing of GM plants in Finland is supervised by Evira.