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Environment ministers want reform of EU GMO authorisation system

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Despite the wrecking attempts by a small group of countries, EU environment ministers have sent a strong message today, calling for an improvement in the way the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is being...

Greenpeace calls on Commission to shut down EFSA GMO panel

Press release | October 31, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) should be banned from issuing opinions on genetically modified crops until it is able to assess the long-term impact of GM technology on health and the environment, said Greenpeace...

EU Agriculture Council: don't fall for the GMO hype

Press release | June 23, 2008 at 0:00

As European farm ministers meet today Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace and the European Farmers Coordination are stepping up calls for governments not to fall for biotech industry propaganda that genetically modified (GM) crops are a...

EU food agency under fire as Commission debates GMOs

Press release | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Today's European Commission decision to send three controversial genetically modified crops back to its food safety agency is a huge vote of no confidence in the EU's approval system claim Friends of the Earth Europe and...

Scientific and legal inconsistencies blight GM potato

Press release | February 15, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The EU should recognise scientific evidence, follow its own legal requirements and protect European consumers by not authorising the use of a potentially harmful GM potato developed by German chemical company BASF, said...

Greenpeace reacts to the Environment Council vote on Austrian GM bans

Press release | October 31, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — For the third time since 2005, the European Commission today tried to win a qualified majority of member states in support of a proposal forcing Austria to lift its bans on two GM maize varieties (MON810 and T25).

Greenpeace defends Polish GMO law against European Commission

Press release | August 28, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace yesterday made a legal submission to the European Commission arguing that Poland’s draft national legislation on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is consistent with the relevant EU law. Greenpeace...

EU vote on commercial cultivation of risky GM potato

Press release | July 13, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The EU could be on the verge of letting controversial genetically engineered crops 'in through the back door' Greenpeace warned today, in advance of a crucial vote by agriculture ministers on Monday July 16. The EU Agriculture...

New study reveals signs of toxicity of GE maize approved for human consumption

Press release | March 13, 2007 at 0:00

Laboratory rats fed with a genetically engineered (GE) maize produced by Monsanto have shown signs of toxicity in kidney and liver, according to a new study (1). This is the first time that a GE product that has been cleared for use as food for...

Three times a loser: GMO vote - EU Commission defeated for the third time on national...

Press release | February 20, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — For the third time [1], EU governments have blocked a European Commission proposal to force a European country to accept the cultivation of GMOs on its soil.

Greenpeace reacts to the European Commission’s decision today to order the lifting of...

Press release | January 10, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Eric Gall, GMO policy adviser to Greenpeace, said:

Greenpeace dismisses WTO ruling and predicts Europe will stay closed to GMOs

Press release | February 7, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels/Geneva, International — Greenpeace tonight dismissed as irrelevant a WTO ruling that reportedly backs the US, Canada and Argentina in their efforts to force Europe to accept genetically modified organisms (GMOs); according to first...

GMO contamination in Spain: a warning for Europe

Press release | April 4, 2006 at 0:00

Vienna, International — The spiralling uptake of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Spain is causing massive genetic contamination, threatens the livelihood of farmers and urgently needs to be suspended, says Greenpeace. In a new report,...

EU approves genetically modified foods despite serious concerns

Press release | April 18, 2006 at 0:00

Bussels, Belgium — New documents released to Friends of the Earth reveal that the European Commission has been approving genetically modified (GM) foods and crops despite having serious doubts over their health and environmental impacts. Both...

Europe steps closer to real powers to ban GM crops

Press release | April 12, 2011 at 10:21

Brussels, 12 April 2011 - A weak proposal to give European countries the right to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops was strengthened today by the leading European Parliament committee.

Facts and figures about GMOs

Publication | May 7, 2008 at 0:00

This fact sheet looks beyond the facts and figures presented every year by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), an organisation funded by the genetic engineering industry.

GM crops: too many risks to ignore

Publication | September 30, 2008 at 0:00

The environmental risk assessment currently performed in the EU is inappropriate, as it is not capable of assessing the risks associated with GM plants (see Greenpeace environmental risk assessment reform briefing).

Greenpeace warning on BASF GM potato

Publication | April 24, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace message published in the European Voice on 24 April 2008 in response to the media campaign by German chemical company BASF to push for the EU authorisation of its GM potato known as 'Amflora'. The original BASF advertisement can be...

Background note for Council vote on BASF GM potato

Publication | February 15, 2008 at 0:00

Background media briefing ahead of Council vote on BASF GM potato - adds detail to press release of 15 February 2008

Legal briefing on BASF GM potato

Publication | February 15, 2008 at 9:08

Legal opinion by Paul Lasok QC on the legal inconsistencies concerning the possible authorisation of the BASF GM potato

Comments on Polish draft Law on Genetically Modified Organisms

Publication | August 28, 2007 at 0:00

Comments on the European Commission’s notification pursuant to Article 95, paragraph 5 of the EC Treaty, concerning the Polish draft Act on Genetically Modified Organisms.

Background note to Council vote on BASF potato

Publication | July 16, 2007 at 0:00

Chronology of the antibiotic resistant genes controversy - adds detail to press release of 13 July 2007

Co-existence of GMO, non-GMO and organic farming

Publication | January 1, 1999 at 0:00

Considerations regarding the Co-existence of GMO, non-GMO and organic farming

Co-existence of GMO, non-GMO and organic farming - Summary

Publication | January 1, 1999 at 0:00

Summary of considerations regarding the co-existence of GMO, non-GMO and organic farming.

50 years since the double helix: Genetic Engineering is crude and old-fashioned.

Publication | April 1, 2003 at 0:00

In the 50 years since the discovery of the double helix, science has shown that gene expression is not nearly as simple as the GE industry would like to believe.


Publication | March 1, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace preliminary comments on Monsanto Roundup Ready maize, event NK603 Notification number under Directive 2001/18/EC : C/ES/00/01


Publication | December 1, 2003 at 0:00

A Greenpeace technical critique of EFSA Opinion on genetically modified maize NK603 for import and processing under Directive 2001/18/EC and Regulation 258/97

Monsanto’s GE corn: Unfit for rats, unfit for humans

Publication | August 1, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace’s assessment of Monsanto’s study “Supplemental analysis of selected findings on the rat 90-day feeding study with MON863 maize. Report MSL-18175.”

Austrian report: Biological effects of transgenic maize NK603xMON810

Publication | November 11, 2008 at 0:00

A study published today by the Austrian government identified serious health threats of genetically modified (GM) crops. In one of the very few long-term feeding studies ever conducted with GM crops, the fertility of mice fed with GM maize...

Impossible Coexistence - Seven years of GMOs have contaminated organic and...

Publication | April 1, 2006 at 0:00

This document is a translation of the body text of the report "La imposible coexistencia" by Greenpeace Spain, Assemblea Pagesa de Catalunya and Plataforma Transgenics Fora. For annexes please refer to Greenpeace Spain website for the spanish...

Against the Grain: The Threat of Genetically Engineered Wheat

Publication | November 1, 2002 at 0:00

Genetic engineers are now tinkering with one of humanity’s most important sources of food — wheat. The introduction of genetically engineered (GE) wheat is currently on the horizon, although it has taken longer to develop and commercialize than...

Les dangers des plantes transgeniques

Publication | October 1, 2002 at 0:00

Dispersion incontrôlée et effets secondaires imprévus

France and Poland join challenge against Commission decision to authorise...

Press release | October 1, 2010 at 16:45

Brussels, International — A growing number of European countries are challenging the European Commission’s decision to authorise the cultivation of BASF’s antibiotic-resistance genetically modified (GM) potato, said Greenpeace. France and Poland...

Three countries challenge EU over antibiotic-threat GM potato

Press release | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace applauded Luxembourg after it yesterday joined Hungary and Austria in their legal challenge over the authorisation of BASF’s genetically modified (GM) potato Amflora [1].

11% decline in cultivation of GM crops in Europe in 2009

Press release | February 19, 2010 at 0:00

Amsterdam, Netherlands — Next week, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a biotech industry-funded body, will publish its annual report including figures on the acreage of land planted with GM crops.

Greenpeace reaction to today's member state vote on authorisation of controversial GM...

Press release | February 25, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — EU member state experts voting today did not endorse a European Commission proposal to authorise two genetically modified (GM) maize varieties for cultivation. The two maizes are Bt11 and 1507, two controversial pesticide-produ...

Authorisation of Bayer’s T45 GM oilseed rape and a GM carnation for import and...

Press release | January 19, 2009 at 0:00

Ignoring serious scientific concerns and disregarding a call by EU environment ministers in December to improve the assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the European Commission has today proposed the authorisation of two GM crops:...

Forget condoms – eat GM maize

Press release | November 11, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — A study published today by the Austrian government identified serious health threats of genetically modified (GM) crops. In one of the very few long-term feeding studies ever conducted with GM crops, the fertility of mice...

Barroso put to test over crucial GMO policy debate

Press release | May 5, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The credibility of the European Commission will be seriously undermined if it is unable to respond to intense pressure to reform EU GMO policy at a long-awaited internal debate on Wednesday 7 May, warned Greenpeace and Friends...

Commission’s late Christmas gift to Monsanto

Press release | January 13, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — In response to the European Commission’s authorisation today of three genetically modified maize varieties produced by US company Monsanto, Eric Gall, GMO policy adviser for Greenpeace, said:

Greece stands up to Commission with new GMO ban

Press release | January 30, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace has applauded the Greek government’s decision today to enact a new ban on genetically modified (GM) maize cultivation. The European Commission ordered it to lift an earlier ban on 10 January.

Groups publish conclusions of WTO dispute

Press release | February 8, 2006 at 0:00

Geneva/Brussels, International — The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace have made the conclusions of the WTO dispute on genetically modified organisms public [1] in order to allow the whole...

Commission launches attack on national and regional GMO laws

Press release | March 10, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace objected today to threats of legal action by the European Commission against EU member states and regions that seek – within the law – to prevent unnecessary and unwanted contamination of conventional and organic...

EU Commissioners must heed Council critics on GMOs

Press release | April 11, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — EU Commissioners will be making a grave mistake, Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace warned today, if they ignore the strong criticism levelled by member states on the way GMOs are currently authorised in the EU. The...

Commission attempt to limit GMO policy failures stops short of necessary overhaul

Press release | April 12, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Today: · Commission admits GMO safety checks need improving · Austria imposes new national ban on GM oilseed rape · Slovakia suspends Monsanto maize growing for 2006 season · EFSA releases scientific opinion on...

Right to remain GMO-free overrides WTO ruling

Press release | May 10, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace has called the World Trade Organisation (WTO) unqualified to deal with issues concerning genetically engineered (GE) organisms and was dismissive of its final ruling, due to be released today, on a...

Protest against GMOs at the EU Environment Council: Make precaution a reality

Press release | June 27, 2006 at 0:00

Luxembourg/Brussels, International — As EU Environment ministers discuss today in Luxembourg the failures of the EU to properly evaluate risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and to apply the precautionary principle, Greenpeace...

False GM-free certification for US rice

Press release | September 21, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Commenting on today’s revelation of contaminated unauthorised GM rice in a shipment from the US to Europe that had been declared GM-free, Greenpeace calls on the European Commission not only to ask all EU member states to...

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | January 20, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still  can’t stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals...

Briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative

Publication | March 27, 2012 at 8:00

A concise two page briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative.

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