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© Illustrations credits: Lola Mercé
Illustration  magnifying glass and gmo material
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Behind the smokescreen

In 2018 the European Court of Justice ruled that new gene-edited organisms are covered by the EU’s GMO laws. The ruling galvanised a concerted lobbying response by promoters of new GM technology to get these new GMOs exempted from the EU’s GMO laws. What are these groups? Why would they promote a weakening of the EU’s GMO legislation?…
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2022 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2022 - Source : EP
News |

Debriefing of the September plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the State of the European Union, the Renewable Energy Directive, the Directive on adequate Minimum Wages, Rule of law in Hungary, the Deforestation Regulation and Ska Keller stepping down as Greens/EFA President.
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Plenary Flash - 12-15 September 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the debate on the State of the Union, the deforestation regulation, adequate minimum wages in the EU, energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, Hungary's breach of EU law, action at EU level to ensure human treatment of migrants in Europe,...
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Tracking down products linked to deforestation

In this report, Kayrros, a geospatial analytics company from France, argues that satellite-based remote sensing technologies can support both operators and competent authorities in the implementation of the upcoming EU legislation on deforestation-free products. The operating costs of remote sensing technologies are expected to be managea…
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Opinion |

Stop speculators gambling with our food and energy prices - and our lives

Benoît Biteau Karima Delli Bas Eickhout Ernest Urtasun
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Karima Delli & Bas Eickhout & Ernest Urtasun
Food prices are going up, but who is profiting? What is food speculation and how does it drive up prices for basic foods that we rely on, like grain and wheat? And what can we do to tackle this problem?
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Event |

Imported deforestation - webinar

Watch our webinar on how to end imported deforestation. The rate of global deforestation remains alarmingly high. The EU must put in place robust regulations to eliminate its outsized deforestation footprint!
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Picture credit : Victor Moriyama
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Study |

Proposed EU regulation on deforestation and forest degradation

Our case study on EU soy and beef imports from South America shows that this narrow focus on protecting FAO “forests” could increase pressure on other precious ecosystems. As proposed, the legislation would leave three quarters of the Cerrado (79 million hectares) and a third of the Gran Chaco (32 million hectares) unprotected.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 6-9 June 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the Fit for 55 package, Question Time with the Commission on reducing the use of pesticides and strengthening consumer protection, Council and Commission statements on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national Recovery Plan (RRF), Council and Commission statements on global th…
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Video |

Emmanuelle Bercot, Frédéric Tellier & Benoît Biteau on "Goliath" film

After the huge success of the film "Goliath", director Frédéric Tellier and actress Emmanuelle Bercot talk to MEP and farmer Benoît Biteau at a screening in Brussels.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 2-5 May 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the impact of the war against Ukraine on women, the use of the Pegasus Software by EU Member States against individuals including MEPs and the violation of fundamental rights, the final report by Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age/AIDA, 2020 discharge reports, electoral law…