EU Member States to be Granted Right to Ban GM Crops

The EU Parliament and Council have agreed on new legislation that will allow EU member states to restrict or ban GM crops on their own territory. The move has however been described as failing to provide legal certainty for member states. […]

Lawsuit Filed Against EU Authorisation of Genetically Engineered Soybeans

A coalition of European NGOs are challenging a decision of the EU Commission to authorize a new GM Monsanto soyabean at the European Court of Justice. […]

Database on the Risks Of Genetically Engineered Crop Plants

Published by Testbiotech, this database gives an overview of the authorisation of genetically engineered plants in the European Union. […]

EU Court Reinforces Zero-tolerance towards Unapproved GMOs

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a groundbreaking judgment which rules that honey contaminated with pollen from GM crops, whether intentionally or adventitiously, needs authorization before being allowed to be marketed. […]

GMO Appraisal Should Include Social Utility, Sustainability

Norway’s biosafety law include sustainability criteria in its domestic biosafety law, and experts recently shared the country’s experience with India. […]

Scientific Opinion in Support of Hungary’s Moratorium on GM Potato

An opinion of Hungarian scientific experts in support of the Hungarian moratorium on GM Amflora potato. […]

GMO Moratorium: The way forward for Europe

A European Conference calls for an EU-wide moratorium on the authorization and the commercial planting of GMOs. […]

German Liability Law for GMO Cultivation

Germany’s approach to setting new GMO liability law provides an important example for other countries. The vovernment has sought to explicitly allocate liability for the financial risks arising from the cultivation of GMOs and to protect non-GM farmers. […]

First oral statement by the European Communities at the Second Meeting of the Panel with the Parties in its Trade Dispute in the WTO

First oral statement by the European Communities at the Second Meeting of the Panel with the Parties, which includes “Further technical or scientific evidence in response to other parties’ comments”. […]

Comments by the European Communities on the Scientific and Technical Advice to the WTO Dispute Panel

These papers by the European Commission raises questions on the safety of GM foods and crops.The EC papers form the basis of the European Communities’ scientific arguments in the current trade dispute at the WTO. […]