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Commission set to recommend approval of controversial new GM maize

Press release | November 6, 2013 at 11:30

Brussels – For the first time in three-and-a-half years, European Commissioners meeting in Brussels this morning have formally endorsed the approval of a controversial genetically modified (GM) maize for cultivation in European fields.

Commission could back new GM crop despite gaps in its safety testing

Press release | October 31, 2013 at 11:31

Brussels – According to media reports, the European Commission could back the cultivation of a new genetically modified (GM) crop in Europe, despite concerns by EU scientists about its impact on butterflies, moths and other pollinators, and...

Strong EU support for Arctic 30 does not go unnoticed

Blog entry by jdenblan | October 25, 2013

Parliaments in democracies the world over are places of vigorous discussion and sometimes fierce debate. Views on either side of the political spectrum are often radically divergent. With members from political parties in all of the...

Green10 letter on Innovation in EU

Publication | October 17, 2013 at 15:22

A letter from the Green 10 to Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

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...

Fixing EU biofuels policy

Blog entry by Sebastien Risso & Sini Harkki | September 9, 2013

The biofuel policy of the European Union is at a crossroads. Currently, an EU law mandates the use of biofuels largely made up of food crops that, instead of reducing emissions, have been shown to increase them. In trying to extinguish...

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...

Greenpeace welcomes EFSA guidelines for long-term GM food studies

Press release | August 2, 2013 at 11:29

Brussels – Greenpeace has welcomed the publication by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of new guidelines for long-term studies on genetically modified (GM) food [1]. Although assessing the long-term health and environmental impacts of GM...

Monsanto to cease marketing of new GM crops in EU

Press release | July 18, 2013 at 11:59

Brussels – US biotech and chemical company Monsanto has confirmed that it will withdraw all current applications for genetically modified (GM) crops in the EU, citing their commercial unviability and public resistance. While welcoming the...

Greenpeace welcomes another step in taking action on bee-killing pesticide

Press release | July 16, 2013 at 15:16

Brussels – A European Commission proposal to restrict the use of a pesticide that has been shown to kill bees received the support of a strong majority of EU country representatives today. 23 EU member states voted in favour of a partial ban on...

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