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Parliament slams door on Commission’s GM crop policy

Press release | October 28, 2015 at 12:11

Brussels – Today, the European Parliament rejected an ill-conceived Commission proposal on GM crop imports for use as food and feed, and called for a new proposal. Greenpeace welcomes this decision because the Commission’s plan would have failed...

Juncker breaks promise to make EU GMO decisions more democratic

Press release | April 22, 2015 at 12:04

Brussels - The European Commission published today a proposal to amend rules on EU imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The proposed reform would still allow the Commission to authorise the import of GMOs even where a majority of...

Distrust over EU GM crop approvals grows as 17 countries move towards national bans

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 10:30

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED ON 2 & 5 OCTOBER TO INCLUDE NOTIFICATIONS FOR GM CROP CULTIVATION BANS BY BULGARIA, CYPRUS, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA AND WALES Brussels – In the latest blow to the European Commission’s laissez-faire approach to GM crops, 17...

Greenpeace files Ombudsman complaint about Commission GM food and feed opt-out plan

Press release | October 27, 2015 at 13:35

Brussels – Greenpeace has filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman [1] regarding the Commission’s failure to disclose policy options considered as part of its plan [2] to give countries the right to opt out of GM crops authorised in the EU...

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...

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...

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...

French ban on GM crop challenged on a technicality

Press release | September 8, 2011 at 10:16

Luxembourg / Brussels, 8 September 2011 –The Court of Justice of the European Union today challenged a French national ban on the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize Mon810.

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...

Half-baked compromise on GM law rejected by EU environment ministers

Press release | March 9, 2012 at 17:10

EU environment ministers have today rejected a compromise, coined by the Danish presidency, on a new law setting out how countries could ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in their territories.

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