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GMO-free Europe Event 2022

Join the 2022 edition of the GMO-free Europe Event, hosted in the European Parliament by the Greens/EFA Group. We will look at the issue of the new Genetically Modified Organisms and the new legislation on new genomic techniques, planned for next year, from a scientific, economic, and political perspective.
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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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EU GMO rules are under attack

Benoît Biteau Eleonora Evi Claude Gruffat Martin Häusling Tilly Metz Michèle Rivasi Thomas Waitz Sarah Wiener
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Eleonora Evi & Claude Gruffat & Martin Häusling & Tilly Metz & Michèle Rivasi & Thomas Waitz & Sarah Wiener
The European Commission is trying to weaken the EU’s regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It plans to exclude some GMOs from the regulations. Like this, agricultural corporations could market them without GMO authorisation, traceability or labelling.
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Genetic engineering for sustainable food systems?

The Commission plans to exclude certain GM plants from the EU requirements for GMO authorisation, traceability and labelling. We have discussed this plan with a scientist, a farmer, a plant breeder and a non-GMO certifier, as well as a representative from the European Commission itself.
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Strict rules must continue to apply to new forms of genetic engineering

Today, the European Commission has presented its study on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), pointing out that new genomic techniques could reduce the use of pesticides, in line with the objectives of the Green Deal and the Farm-to-Fork Strategy. The main conclusion of the study is that existing GMO legislation is outdated and unfit f…
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Genome edited plants in the EU

The report by ENSSER and CSS deconstructs the claims made in the EASAC-endorsed Leopoldina Statement, critically assesses the scientific foundations of both publications and provides some of the information, omitted by the Statements, that is publicly available as scientific evidence and research results. Assessing and fact-checking the …
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Opinion poll on the labelling of GM crops

An Ipsos opinion poll shows that the vast majority (86%) of Europeans who have heard of genetically modified (GM) crops want food produced from these plants to be labelled as such. It also shows that the majority (68%) of respondents who have heard of new GM techniques want food produced with these techniques also labelled as GM.
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New GM technology has no place in sustainable farming

Benoît Biteau Martin Häusling
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Martin Häusling
New report shows that new GM technology won’t solve the problems of industrial agriculture and will undermine nature, climate protection and the European Green Deal.
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Gene editing - the reality behind the hype

In this online event, experts will respond to questions such as: How does gene editing work? What can it achieve? How does it compare with older-style genetic engineering technology? Who is promoting it and why? And what does it mean to maintain the EU’s regulatory framework or not?
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Gene Editing Myths and Reality

An unprecedented drive is under way to promote new genetic modification techniques that are collectively termed gene editing. A new report looks at the claims and shows them to be at best misleading and at worst deceptive.