GMO (In)digest

Issue 14 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

EU Work: Renationalisation Proposal See (GMO (In)digest 13) EU Governments’ representatives agreed at a Coreper meeting on 28th May to send the draft Greek Presidency proposal to allow Member States to ban a GMO that would have been authorised in the EU to the Environment Council on 12th June...


TTIP EU-US talks

Election promises already being broken in EU Parliament

The sixth negotiating round of the controversial EU-US TTIP trade negotiations will start on Monday, with MEPs set to debate the talks on Tuesday. The Greens/EFA group had proposed the European Parliament adopt a resolution, as the logical conclusion of this plenary debate, but this proposal was blo...


GM maize

Renewed EU authorisation of Round-Up ready maize cannot be granted given health concerns

A regulatory committee of the EU today took a decision on the renewal of the authorisation of a variety of GM maize (NK603, 'Round-Up Ready') in spite of research highlighting major potential concerns for human health. While the committee reached a 'no opinion', under the complex EU rules, it is now...

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25 actions the next President of the EU Commission should commit to

  1. Strengthening democracy, changing political practice   1.1 Claim back the Commission’s autonomy from the influence of the European Council. This starts with the process leading to the election of the next POTEC and his programme. In addition, the EP’s role in init...


GMO authorisation

Greek compromise is Trojan horse for GMOs in Europe

EU environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg today approved proposals for a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms. Commenting on the Environment Council, Green food safety spokesperson Bart Staes said: “The compromise on revising the EU process for GMO authorisation...

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GMO-free EU under threat

Misleading proposal from Greek Presidency agreed in Coreper

Permanent representatives of Member States agreed today on a misleading proposal from the Greek Presidency that pretends to give Member States more freedom to ban GMOs on their territory. With a very weak premise and legal grounds, the proposal may in fact be instrumental  allowing numerous ...

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GMO (In)digest

Issue 13 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

EU Work: New GMO video animation from the Greens/EFA group in the EP The group has created a new animated video called “You don't want GMOs in Europe? Neither do we.” that shows how important it is to vote for a GMO-free EU at the upcoming EU elections. It is very short (less than a minute), in...


European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Food industry lobbyists proposed for EFSA Management Board

Representatives of the EU Member States today decided to nominate food industry lobbyists to the Management Board of EFSA, the EU’s Food Safety Authority.  Commenting on these nominations, José Bové, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice-Chair of the agriculture committee, stated:  “This decisio...

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You don't want GMOs in Europe?

Neither do we!

For a Europe without GMOs, every vote counts. EU citizens have a right to choose what they want to consume. You can use your democratic right to put pressure on MEPs to fight against GMOs.

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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-18 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include reports on politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; Ukrainian crisis and Europe’s role; saste shipments and the EU's responsibility

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GMO (In)digest

Issue 12 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

EU Work: GMO video animation from the Greens/EFA group in the EP The group has created a short (3mn55s) animated video that shows the reasons for our opposition to the cultivation of GMOs in a very plain and understandable manner. It is also quite entertaining. It now exists in 9 different langu...


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Issue n°2 March 2014

  GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Seed regulation: Heading off a serious threat to biodiversity and long term food production Reports on plant breeding and the horticulture sector: the agro-chemical lobby charm-offensive for the new legislature Food safety and consumer information: All nan...