“We’ve come to the conclusion that this has no broad acceptance at the moment,” Monsanto Germany spokeswoman, Ursula Lüttmer-Ouazane, told Taz.
“We’re going to sell the GM seeds only where they enjoy broad farmer support, broad political support and a functioning regulatory system,” Helscher told the news origanization Reuters. “As far as we’re convinced this only applies to a few countries in Europe today, primarily Spain and Portugal.”
Monsanto has faced a huge backlash globally including with a world wide global protest march that was held on the 25th of May 2013, where an estimated 2 million supporters voiced their protest over Monsanto’s actions. The drawback from Europe represents the companies negative standing in Europe.