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French researcher halts development of GMO crops
* INRA halts research on developing new GMO varieties
* Says public's image of GMOs as diabolic killed demand
* International seed firms to benefit as Europe lags
PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Europe's top farm researcher has abandoned work on developing new genetically modified crops (GMOs) due to widespread distrust and even hostility by European consumers.
"We have no research on GMO innovation anymore, none," Marion Guillou, president of the National Institute for Agronomical Research (INRA), told Reuters in an interview.
INRA, which has more than 1,800 researchers...