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Letter to Commissioners Sinkevičius and Kyriakides on gene drives

July 2020

More than 80 organisations from all over Europe are calling on the European Commission to outlaw the release of so-called Gene Drive Organisms in the EU and internationally.

EU Commission promises to step up action against deforestation

December 2018

Brussels – In a roadmap released today, the European Commission has promised to address global deforestation and cut the EU’s footprint on the world’s forests. The roadmap highlights the link between…

New GMOs cannot escape testing and labelling under EU law, EU court rules

July 2018

Brussels – A new brand of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), derived from so-called gene editing techniques, must comply with risk assessment, traceability and labelling requirements under EU GMO law, the…

Unauthorised GMO field trial exposed as EU takes hands-off approach, Greenpeace

July 2018

EU court set to rule on whether new GMOs fall under existing law Brussels – Media reports in Belgium have exposed an unauthorised field trial of an experimental genetically modified…

Open letter to Commission President Juncker on GMOs and democratic principles

April 2017

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…

Governments and citizens reject GMOs, Commission must follow – Greenpeace

March 2017

Brussels – Today, national government representatives failed to support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe: two new ones and the only GM crop…

New techniques of genetic engineering

February 2017

Why EU GMO law must be fully applied to the so-called ‘New Plant Breeding Techniques’ Biotechnology companies argue that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through a range…

Commission fails to muster support for 3 GMOs

January 2017

Brussels – National government representatives voting today did not provide the support needed by the European Commission to approve two new genetically modified (GM) crops and extend approval of the…

Commission prepares to authorise three GM maize varieties

January 2017

Brussels – The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation…

Greenpeace comment on the European Parliament vote on the authorisation of three GM maize varieties

October 2016

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…

Commission to seek approval for three GM maizes

September 2016

The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation of two…

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

April 2016

Brussels – The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense…

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

April 2016

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…

New techniques of genetic engineering

March 2016

Why EU GMO law must be fully applied to the so-called ‘New Plant Breeding Techniques’ The European Commission is considering whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through…