European Parliament Passes Resolutions Objecting to GM Maize and Cotton Imports

The European Parliament has passed resolutions objecting to the import of GM herbicide-resistant maize and cotton, citing concerns over harmful herbicide residues and calling for an overhaul of the EU GMO authorisation procedure. […]

Swiss Government Plans to Extend GMO Moratorium to 2021

The Swiss Cabinet has approved a plan to extend the current moratorium on genetically modified organisms in agriculture to 2021. […]

GM Crops May Not Fit Swiss Agrosystems

A study analysing the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of GM crops in Switzerland has found that, if introduced, they may not fit well with the specific dynamics of Swiss agrosystems. […]

Majority of EU Member States Opt Out of GM Crop Cultivation

The majority of the 28 member states in the European Union have opted-out of GM crop cultivation. […]

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. […]