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EU Parliament opposes import of three herbicide-resistant GM crops

Press release | February 3, 2016 at 13:33

Brussels – Today, the European Parliament voted to oppose the import of three genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the European Union.

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | January 20, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still  can’t stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals...

Parliament rejects ‘unlawful’ proposal to import pesticide-resistant GM maize to the EU

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 13:14

Brussels - Today, the European Parliament dealt another blow to the Commission over GM crops, objecting to the import of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ Liberty Link™ GM maize into the EU [1]. The Parliament said the decision to authorise the import of...

EFSA accuses world-class cancer experts of engaging in 'Facebook science'

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | December 8, 2015

This article was published on 7 December 2015 on Euractiv.com The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) said on 12 November that there is no scientific evidence that glyphosate – the active ingredient in the world’s most...

Gene-editing of plants – GM through the back door?

Publication | December 3, 2015 at 15:00

POLICY BRIEFING - Gene-editing techniques may be more precise than ‘traditional’ genetic engineering in their positioning of the intended alteration to genetic material. However, the newly created organisms can still display unexpected and...

SUD Pesticides Symposium 2015 Programme

Publication | November 18, 2015 at 18:51

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Juncker Commission 1st anniversary: a ‘lost year’ for environmental protection

Press release | November 2, 2015 at 9:42

Brussels – One year since the entry into office of the current European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, environmental groups have criticised the EU executive for a paralysis in policymaking on issues related to the environment.

Glyphosate – need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity

Publication | October 30, 2015 at 9:36

In the coming months, the EU will decide whether the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, which the WHO has recently linked to cancer, should still be used in the EU. The EU’s chemicals’ agency (ECHA), as well as the EU’s food safety...

Parliament slams door on Commission’s GM crop policy

Press release | October 28, 2015 at 12:11

Brussels – Today, the European Parliament rejected an ill-conceived Commission proposal on GM crop imports for use as food and feed, and called for a new proposal. Greenpeace welcomes this decision because the Commission’s plan would have failed...

Greenpeace files Ombudsman complaint about Commission GM food and feed opt-out plan

Press release | October 27, 2015 at 13:35

Brussels – Greenpeace has filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman [1] regarding the Commission’s failure to disclose policy options considered as part of its plan [2] to give countries the right to opt out of GM crops authorised in the EU...

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