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France protests new EU-approved genetically modified corn

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February 12, 2014
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France's Greenpeace activists drape the Eiffel Tower's fields in giant genetically modified corn to protest EU ministers' recent approval of the controversial cultivation of a new genetically modified crop. Duration: 00:58 Video provided by AFP


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