Operating under a recently passed law by the European Union that allows individual member countries to "opt out" of GMO cultivation, Scotland and Germany announced their decision to forbid the planting of Monsanto's GM corn, also known as MON810. (Republished from GMO.news.)
Germany's Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt reported the move in August, following a similar action taken by the Scottish Government which reported it made the decision in order to "protect Scotland's clean, green status," according to reports.
Carlo Leifert, Professor of Ecological Agriculture at Newcastle University, supports Scotland's ban, saying that "there are likely to be significant commercial benefits from Scotland being clearly recognised as a GM-free region."
Germany seems to agree, also basing their ban at least in part due to the environmental impacts caused by GM agriculture.