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NGO letter on EU chief scientific advisor

Publication | July 25, 2014 at 12:00

Addressed to Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker

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...

Industry figures confirm GM food is a commercial flop in Europe

Press release | February 7, 2012 at 10:53

Annual industry figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to confirm the commercial failure of genetically modified (GM) food in Europe, said Greenpeace. Only around 0.06% of the EU’s farmland was used in 2011 to grow GM food, according to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Commission should retract GM maize proposal after Court of Justice annuls...

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 12:24

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomes today’s decision by the EU General Court annulling the authorisation of the controversial genetically modified (GM) potato in 2010. Given this ruling, Greenpeace calls on the European Commission to withdraw its...

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...

Monsanto signals partial withdrawal from EU

Press release | May 29, 2013 at 16:00

Brussels – Monsanto will no longer actively push their products within the EU, except in countries where there is political support, according to a story from Danish media service Investigative Reporting Denmark [1]. The news comes after over two...

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