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Topic | December 20, 2010 at 10:25

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Topic | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

Majority of EU countries support partial ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | April 29, 2013 at 9:58

Brussels – A clear majority of EU countries have supported the European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides that are scientifically shown to be harmful to bees: imidacloprid and clothianidin, produced by chemical company Bayer...

Bees in Decline

Press release | April 9, 2013 at 9:30

Zurich – Greenpeace released today a comprehensive scientific review [1] of the factors that put pollinators and agriculture in Europe at risk. The study highlights the ecological and economic importance of healthy bee populations and stresses...

EU food agency links fourth pesticide to bee decline

Press release | May 27, 2013 at 15:21

Brussels – In the latest scientific warning against the impacts of common pesticides on bees, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today released a scientific assessment linking a pesticide known as fipronil to harmful effects on bees.

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...

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 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 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.

Juncker’s 'Union of democratic change' undermined by corporate pressure on GM crops

Publication | April 20, 2015 at 8:30

MEDIA BRIEFING - The Commission is about to announce a revision of the way EU decisions are made on imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The plan is likely to fall short of a promise by Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to...

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...

EU approves 19 GMOs for import - Greenpeace comment

Press release | April 24, 2015 at 12:44

Brussels - Commenting on today's decision by the Commission to allow imports of 19 genetically modified organisms (GMO), including 17 GM crops and 2 GM flowers, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

Pesticides and our health - Greenpeace report

Publication | May 12, 2015 at 9:54

The study outlines the known, and suspected, human health impacts of chemical pesticides based on the findings of current peer-reviewed studies.

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).

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...

Syngenta withdraws two GM crops following widespread rejection by EU governments

Press release | October 12, 2015 at 15:30

Brussels – Agrochemical company Syngenta has withdrawn two out of four of its GM maizes awaiting EU approval [1], following widespread rejection of GM crop cultivation by two thirds of EU governments [2].

Parliament rejects ‘unlawful’ proposal to import pesticide-resistant GM maize to the EU

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 13:14

Brussels - Today, the European Parliament dealt another blow to the Commission over GM crops, objecting to the import of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ Liberty Link™ GM maize into the EU [1]. The Parliament said the decision to authorise the import of...

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

Publication | April 21, 2016 at 10:01

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) produced through gene-editing and other new techniques fall under EU GMO law, following pressure from the US government. A series of...

Joint NGOs letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis

Publication | April 11, 2016 at 14:55

UPDATED 23 June 2016

Greenpeace comment on the European Parliament vote on the authorisation of three GM...

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:25

Brussels – Commenting on the vote cast by the European Parliament today about the Commission’s proposal to authorise three GM maize varieties for cultivation in Europe, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

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