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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...

13 EU countries back ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 15, 2013 at 15:00

Brussels – Government representatives from 13 EU countries have voted in favour of a temporary ban of three pesticides (neonicotinoids known as imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) that have been shown to harm bees. The vote follows...

Worrying reports on deal between EU countries on new law on genetically modified crops

Press release | May 28, 2014 at 17:49

Brussels – Responding to reports that most member states endorsed today a Greek presidency proposal on how countries could ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territory, Greenpeace warns that this deal is riddled with...

Member states agree on right to ban GMO cultivation at national level

Press release | June 12, 2014 at 8:30

Brussels – After three years of stalemate, environment ministers are expected to agree today on a draft law which allegedly gives EU countries the right to stop genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown on their land. Greenpeace warns that...

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.

Parliament votes to give European countries legally solid right to ban GM cultivation

Press release | November 11, 2014 at 8:59

Brussels - The European Parliament voted today on a new law on national bans of genetically modified (GM) crops. The Parliament’s environment committee voted to amend the position agreed last June by ministers [1], which, according to Greenpeace,...

New EU law grants countries right to ban GM crops but leaves them exposed to industry...

Press release | December 4, 2014 at 8:12

Brussels – At the end of a late-night round of negotiations, national governments agreed on a new EU law to provide countries the right to ban GM crops in their territory. However, the agreed text delivers less than it promises, as it prevents...

Predominant majority of EU governments set to oppose approval of GM maize

Publication | February 10, 2014 at 11:49

Ministers meeting at the general affairs Council in Brussels on 11 February 2014 will consider the authorisation for the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize produced by agrochemical firm DuPont Pioneer and known as 1507. The EU’s own...

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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