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Barroso Commission authorises controversial GMO potato

Press release | March 2, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — In one of its first decisions since taking office, the European Commission has today authorised the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) crop for the first time since 1998. Health Commissioner Dalli, in agreement with...

New Commission supports bluefin tuna trade ban

Press release | February 22, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — After months of deadlock, the European Commission has called on the EU to back the suspension of the international trade in bluefin tuna. EU environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik put forward the proposal recommending the...

11% decline in cultivation of GM crops in Europe in 2009

Press release | February 19, 2010 at 0:00

Amsterdam, Netherlands — Next week, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a biotech industry-funded body, will publish its annual report including figures on the acreage of land planted with GM crops.

The EU should re-establish climate leadership

Press release | February 11, 2010 at 10:01

Brussels, International — With European leaders meeting in Brussels today for the first time since the botched Copenhagen climate summit in December 2009, Greenpeace calls on heads of state and government to shape an ambitious and influential EU...

EU on the verge of supporting bluefin tuna trade ban

Press release | February 11, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The EU could be on the verge of supporting the international listing of bluefin tuna as an endangered species, said Greenpeace today. EU fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is reported by Reuters as backing a...

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