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July 2015

17 posts
Yes or no to GMOs NEW
Writing for (y)EU 4 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Yes or NO to GMOs? Its in the hands of the Member States. Though some GM crops are considered safe to grow, EU countries could ban them based on environmental concerns. Watch the EuroparlTV video.
EU urged to allow trace GM in food imports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A number of European Union governments urged the bloc's executive to allow tiny traces of genetically modified (GM) material in food imports for human consumption as well as in animal feed, an EU source said.
Joint Research Initiative Publishes Report on Methods for GMO Detection NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Joint Research Initiative of the European Commission has released a collection of reference methods for the detection and analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).The report comprises 79 reference methods which have been validated accord...
Un million pour un moratoire sur les OGM NEW
Euros du Village 4 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
L'association citoyenne et écologiste AVAAZ a rassemblé plus d'un million de signatures sur sa pétition appelant à un moratoire sur les OGM dans l'Union européenne. Cette pétition s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'initiative citoyenne, rendue possib...
Le lobby pro-OGM infiltre l'Agence européenne de sécurité alimentaire NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 4 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
La Commission européenne a toujours été l’amie des OGM, comme en témoignent les 125 autorisations d’importation accordées depuis 1998. Mis à part les six dossiers retirés par les industriels eux-mêmes, on ne compte absolument aucun refus...
Member States Criticize Proposal on GMO NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
The Member States have criticized and in fact rejected a proposal by the European Commission on a new type of regulation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). According to EUobserver both pro-GMO and anti-GMO Member States have objected the newly...
Patate OGM illégale en Suède : à qui la faute ? NEW
Euros du Village 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Pour BASF, aucune inquiétude ! Seule une bénigne erreur humaine pourrait expliquer la présence illégale de la patate OGM dans des champs d'Amflora en Suède... Peu convaincue par ces explications, la Commission enverra une délégation d'experts...
GM crops: that’s your problem NEW
EU Weekly 5 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
(Version Francaise) On July 13th, the European Commission officially announced its plan for a new regulation of GM crops – My comments follow. Full disclosure: My not so valuable opinion: Let’s start with a simple point: my point of view...
Commission releases frankencrops to the member states. NEW
European Tribune 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Irish Times opines that The most important founding principle of the European Union, indeed,...
Finally: a New Regime for GMO Approval NEW
European Union Law 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The Commission has finally made a proposal on a new regime for the approval of genetically modified organisms (GMO). The Commission proposes to confer to Member States the freedom to allow, restrict or ban the cultivation of Genetically Modified Orga...
Council conclusions: Six genetically modified maize varieties approved NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 examined proposals for decisions authorizing the use of six genetically modified maize varieties in food and feed, excluding cultivation, have been presented t...
Sweet genes arm banana crops NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Years, 1 Month, 5 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Scientists in Uganda have developed GM bananas that show promising resistance to the deadly banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease. Bananas are Uganda's leading non-cereal crop with some 70 per cent of the population depending on it as staple food. Mo...
Greatly Mixed-up Objectives NEW
Mariann Fischer Boel 5 Years, 9 Months, 6 Days, 6 Minutes ago
Earlier this week we had an Agriculture Council meeting in Luxembourg. Among the many issues discussed, there were two rather contradictory points on the agenda. One the one hand, we had yet another deadlock in the vote on the approval of three varie...
Germany sued over GM maize ban NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Monsanto Company is suing the German government for banning its genetically modified insect resistan...
How Can We Rid Europe of GMOs? NEW
Challenge for Europe 6 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 36 Minutes ago
We call on the European Union to regulate the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and force businesses to better inform consumers. Today, GMOs are invading Europe through animal feed. Seed firms are hoping to undermine the GMO ban by prepari...
Field Trials of GM Maize, Barley in Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Several genetically modified crop varieties are scheduled for limited, non-commercial release in Ice...
Germany joins ranks of anti-GMO countries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Berlin joined France, Greece, Hungary and other EU countries opposed to GM crop cultivation by order...