GMOs

Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 15-19 December 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tar sands, EU GMO authorisations, EU Commission's work plans and 'better regulation', European economic governance, EU budget shortfalls, EU summit, LuxLeaks, recognising Palestine, CIA abuses and the complicity of EU member states,...


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GMO authorisation

New scheme fails to change flawed GMO authorisation process

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to endorse an agreement on a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU. The Greens voted against the new scheme, as it would renationalise decisions about GMO cultivation instead of reforming the risk asse...


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TTIP Talks: What's Cooking?

10.12.2014

Perspectives on Food & Farming

In the first event of its kind, the Green Group in the European Parliament, in co-operation with civil society and farmers’ organisations from both sides of the Atlantic, is pleased to invite you to a conference on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming. With invited speakers from the food and farming sectors and civil society, and invited respondents from the European Commission, this conference promises to be an open and frank debate on TTIP and its potential consequences on food safety standards, consumer rights, animal welfare and the wider impact on rural areas.


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GMO authorisation

Deal avoids worst but fails to provide full certainty for those wanting to say no to GMOs in Europe

An agreement on a proposed new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU was reached last night in negotiations between the European Parliament and EU governments in Council. Commenting on the deal, Green food safety spokesperson Bart Staes said: “This deal has avoi...


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TTIP talks

What's cooking?

  Producers of good food and farming practices need to keep a keen eye on the EU-US talks TTIP talks are currently the hot topic on the European Commission trade menu. But what’s cooking? How much should we fear the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement on food and farming? S...


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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

Issue n°6 November 2014

  GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Novel foods: EP sends clear signals on food from clones and nanomaterials in food GMO authorisation: 'No must mean no', as MEPs vote to strengthen GMO opt-outs for member states and regions. FOOD FOR THOUGHT International Congre...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 24-28 November 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included tax evasíon and the LuxLeaks, plastic bags rules, the Pope's visit and the role of his church, the EU-Canada PNR agreement, migration and tragedies in the Mediterranean, the recognition of Palestine and peace in the Middle East, the UN climate talks and the EU's role, the Commission proposal on an investment plan for Europe


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Novel foods

EP sends clear signals on food from clones and nanomaterials in food

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on novel foods, foods or foodstuffs that only recently started being consumed (1). The Greens hailed the outcome of the vote, which included very strong provisions on food from clones and the use of nanomater...


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EU-US TTIP negotiations

EU governments keep heads in sand and redouble TTIP efforts in spite of opposition

EU trade and foreign ministers are later today expected to reaffirm their commitment to concluding a far-reaching EU-US TTIP agreement, in spite of mounting opposition (1). Ahead of the Council conclusions, Green trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said: "Today's Foreign Affairs Council, which wil...


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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Brussels plenary week 10-14 November 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels Plenary included the ongoing Luxembourg Leaks revelations and controversy surrounding massive tax avoidance, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the ongoing reform of how GMOs are authorised in the EU.


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GMO authorisation

'No must mean no', as MEPs vote to strengthen GMO opt-outs for member states and regions

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on a proposal for a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU (1). The vote by MEPs strengthens the grounds on which member states or regions could opt-out from GMO authorisations under the proposed new sy...


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GMO (In)digest

Issue 15 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

  EU Work: Renationalisation proposal (Opt-out) See (GMO (In)digest 14) The political agreement on the renationalisation, or “opt-out” proposal has been formally adopted at the Council of General Affairs on 23rd July, and officially transmitted to the European Parliament (...


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