Luxembourg has warned that the proposal to allow member states to opt out of cultivating EU-approved genetically modified organisms on their territories would give too much power to business.
The General Affairs Council 23 July formally adopted a first reading position on a proposal to allow individual Member States to ban cultivation of EU-approved genetically modified organisms.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has cleared as safe two genetically modified lipase enzymes.
Europe’s food and feed importers have told the European Commission it has 15 days to approve eight GM products or face supply chain disruption and price hikes.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has “strongly reiterated” its recommendations for improvements to monitoring methods for Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant YieldGard Corn Borer (MON810) maize, Agrow reports.
An attempt by the European Coexistence Bureau (ECoB) to monitor the efficiency of co-existence measures for genetically modified and non-GM maize in the EU has been thwarted by the low levels of commercial crops, Agrow reports.
The European Commission is free to go ahead with granting EU import approvals for five more genetically modified crop lines, after member states once again failed to reach agreement for or against the authorisations, Agrow reports.
The anti-GM crop group, Testbiotech, has again urged the European Commission not to proceed with the cultivation approval for DuPont/Dow AgroSciences’ GM insect-resistant Herculex I (1507) maize.
The 12 June Environment Council has smashed the four-year deadlock over a proposal to allow individual Member States to prohibit cultivation of EU-approved genetically modified organisms on their territories.
The 12 June Environment Council is set to back a four-year old proposal allowing Member States to ban cultivation of EU-approved genetically modified organisms on their territories, under a compromise deal brokered by the Greek presidency.