A key European Parliament committee has backed a trio of resolutions calling on the Commission to withdraw planned authorisations for use of glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified (GM) soybeans in food and feed.
The European Commission’s much-maligned proposal to allow member states to ‘opt out’ of EU-authorised GM crop imports could well be deemed incompatible with the EU single market and global trade rules, the Council’s legal service has found.
The EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has ruled that the Commission was guilty of maladministration in delaying approvals of 20 genetically modified organisms.
A Canadian court has upheld the government's decision to approve commercial production of genetically modified salmon eggs at a hatchery on Prince Edward Island. The court rejected environmentalists' claims that federal officials failed to fully assess whether AquaBounty Technologies' GM salmon could become invasive and potentially put ecosystems and wild salmon at risk.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of genetically modified eggplant and a temporary halt on approving applications for the “contained use, import, commercialisation and propagation” of GM crops, including the import of GM products.
The EU Commission should withdraw its authorisation of the use of glyphosate-tolerant GM maize NK603xT25 in food and feed, says a resolution voted by Parliament on Wednesday (December 16). The statement from Parliament notes that the WHO has classified glyphosate, a herbicide, as “probably carcinogenic”. It urged the Commission to suspend any authorisations for GM food and feed as long as the authorisation procedure, currently under review, has not been improved.
The Commission should not authorise the use of glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified maize NK603 x T25 in food and feed, according to the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee
The EU should examine and clearly define the direction that it wants to take on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the bloc, participants at a hearing in the European Parliament agreed this week.
A major EU project into regulatory requirements for risk assessment of genetically modified organisms in the authorisation process could sound the death knell for 90-day rat feeding studies.
The European Commission has no data on cases in the Member States where food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has not been labelled as such, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner acknowledged in response to a written question from Latvian centre right MEP Inese Vaidere.