National governments did not support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe for the second time. The European Commission must now take the final decision. However, it is not obliged to approve them.
Six organisations have sent a letter to President Juncker explaining why the Commission has no moral or legal mandate to approve the GM crops.
If the Commission were to authorise these GMOs, it would impose a decision that goes against the majority of EU member states. This would not only run counter to Juncker’s efforts to make the EU more democratic; it would effectively demonstrate contempt for democratic principles.