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Publication | September 1, 2005 at 0:00

On 20 May 2005 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) delivered a positive opinion on Syngenta’s application for insectresistant genetically modified (GM) maize Bt11. The notifier claims that Bt11 will not be marketed for its herbicide tolerance,...

No market for GM labelled food in Europe

Publication | January 1, 2005 at 0:00

A Report on the use of GMOs and genetically modified food ingredients in the European Food Industry. Based on GM policy statements of top ranked retailers and food and drink producers in Europe.

Rice Industry in Crisis

Publication | February 6, 2007 at 0:00

In 2006 a series of scandals erupted as world rice supplies were discovered to be contaminated with unapproved genetically engineered (GE) rice varieties. Major rice markets close doors to genetically engineered rice after contamination of the...

ECI rules agreed. Now it’s time to address first ever citizens’ initiative on GMOs

Press release | December 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament will today endorse a draft regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) following a three-way agreement reached between the European Commission, Parliament and Council on 6 December. The...

Over a million Europeans call for GM crop freeze

Press release | October 6, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Less than seven months ago, Avaaz and Greenpeace started collecting signatures for an unprecedented EU-wide citizens’ initiative aimed at the European Commission and calling for a moratorium on GM crops until safety...

Illegal GM potato discovered growing in Sweden

Press release | September 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — A genetically modified (GM) potato has been grown illegally in open fields in Sweden for months. Plant Science Sweden, the daughter company of German chemical giant BASF, appears to have mixed up seed and contaminated fields...

Commission plans to relax rules on GM crops in Europe

Press release | July 13, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission will announce today proposals to speed up the union’s genetically modified (GM) crop authorisation procedure. Member states are being promised the right to ban GM cultivation if they reduce their...

Commission plan to ease GM authorisation - Greenpeace reaction

Press release | June 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Reuters today published revelations from several European Commission sources confirming its plan to ease the GM authorisation process.

Cooking up a GM disaster on the streets of Brussels

Press release | April 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace volunteers dressed as chefs to hand out hundreds of anti-GM spoof cookbooks to Commission staff in the EU quarter today. MEPs, permanent representatives for member states and Brussels journalists also received the...

GMO Billboard Campaign launched

Press release | April 20, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace has responded to the European Commission’s controversial decision to authorise the Amflora genetically modified (GM) potato with a billboard campaign across Brussels.

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