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  Posting date: June 02, 2017
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.
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  Posting date: August 18, 2016
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.
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  Posting date: June 17, 2016
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.
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  Posting date: November 11, 2015
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.
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  Posting date: December 15, 2014
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.
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  Posting date: April 02, 2013
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.
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  Posting date: January 04, 2012
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.
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  Posting date: September 15, 2011
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.
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  Posting date: June 13, 2011
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.
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  Posting date: July 28, 2010
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.
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