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EU Parliament to adopt new GM crop national opt-out law

Publication | January 12, 2015 at 12:17

MEDIA BRIEFING - On Tuesday, the European Parliament is expected to adopt a new law allowing EU countries to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. The law is expected to come into force in the coming weeks, after rubberstamping...

New report presents alternatives to harmful biofuels to decarbonise EU transport

Press release | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

Brussels – Europe can effectively replace oil with renewable energy in transport without resorting to harmful biofuels, according to a new report by Dutch research institute CE Delft [1], commissioned by environmental groups. The report,...

Syngenta takes Commission to court over ban of bee-killing pesticide

Press release | August 27, 2013 at 12:49

[UPDATE] - At least one other agrochemicals company (Bayer) has joined Syngenta in challenging the EU pesticide ban. Brussels – Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta has legally challenged a partial EU ban of one of its pesticides that...

EU Parliament casts contradictory vote on biofuels

Press release | September 11, 2013 at 14:20

Brussels – In a close vote at the European Parliament today, MEPs supported the increased use of environmentally damaging biofuels, while at the same time called on the EU to account for the destructive effects of these fuels on food production...

MEPs propose measures to improve green credentials of biofuels but fail to solve food...

Press release | July 11, 2013 at 0:33

Brussels – In the face of heavy lobbying from the biofuels industry, the European Parliament’s environment committee has made encouraging recommendations to fix EU biofuels policy, but more will be required to end the food for fuel crisis, warned...

Record number of EU countries opposes Commission plan to allow pesticide-producing GM...

Press release | February 11, 2014 at 12:38

Brussels – A substantial majority of EU countries has voted against a Commission plan to allow the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize, known as 1507. Greenpeace warned that if the Commission nonetheless authorised the crop, despite...

Symposium “Feeding Europe with fewer pesticides”

Publication | October 29, 2014 at 11:03

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Parliament expected to make breakthrough on countries’ right to ban GM crop cultivation

Publication | November 6, 2014 at 11:11

MEDIA BRIEFING - On Tuesday 11 November, the European Parliament will vote on a new law on national bans of genetically modified (GM) crops.

Smart breeding: The next generation

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 16:51

While genetic engineering is in the public spotlight but has progressed little, a silent transformation in conventional plant breeding has taken place through the use of marker assisted selection (MAS).

Commission & Greek EU presidency present false hope on GM crop bans

Publication | March 3, 2014 at 10:17

On Monday 3 March, EU environment ministers will debate a draft law that the European Commission claims would give EU countries the right to ban GM crop cultivation on their territory, even if a crop has been approved at the EU level. The...

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