GMOs

GMO authorisation

New EU scheme eases way for GMOs without addressing flawed authorisation process

The European Parliament 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 assessment process for GMOs,...


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GM vote 'a toxic guddle only the lawyers will win from'

Press Release from SNP MEPs Smith and Hudghton

The SNP team in the European Parliament Alyn Smith MEP and Ian Hudghton MEP, have slammed the passage of new EU legislation on the cultivation of GM crops as a "Trojan horse riddled with loopholes" which potentially opens the door to much greater use of GM crops and circulation of GM produ...


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EU-US TTIP negotiations

Public opposition to controversial investor dispute mechanism cannot be ignored

The European Commission today presented an analysis of the outcome of a public consultation it launched on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in the EU-US trade and investment partnership (TTIP). Commenting on the Commission's analysis, Green trade spokesperson Yannick Jad...


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Issue n°8 January 2015

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Vote on GMO authorisation: New EU scheme eases way for GMOs without addressing flawed authorisation process  FOOD FOR THOUGHT  The European Parliament's Sustainable Food Steering Group insists on the importance of the publication of th...


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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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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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