Renew Europe vows to break ‘taboos’ in EU agriculture

By |februar 3rd, 2020|common agricultural policy, Dacian Cioloş, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, GMOs, Martin Hlaváček, News, Pesticides|

The centrist Renew Europe group in the European Parliament aims to “break taboos” in the agricultural sector, according to one of its Czech deputies, Martin Hlaváček.

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EU health chief wants more information on gene editing

By |januar 30th, 2020|Biotechnology, gene editing, GMOs, News, NPBTs|

The new EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides wants more information about gene editing and for now, she seems less enthusiastic than her predecessor Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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European Green Deal vague on pesticides, genetic engineering

By |december 13th, 2019|AGRI committee, agriclture, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, direct payments, energy and environment, ENVI committee, European Commission, European Green Deal, European Greens, European Parliament, gene editing, German Greens, GMOs, Martin Häusling, News, Pesticides, Sven Giegold, Ursula von der Leyen|

The Green Deal presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday (11 December) avoided two controversial agricultural issues: genetic engineering and pesticide limits. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Corteva signs first major gene editing deal with European company

By |december 10th, 2019|GMO directive, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding|

Despite the ongoing legal uncertainty over the future of new plant breeding innovation in Europe, US agricultural company Corteva Agriscience has signed the first major deal on genome editing tools with French seed producer Vilmorin & Cie.

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EU study to clarify gene editing court ruling further muddies waters

By |december 5th, 2019|agricultural innovation, Biotechnology, European Court of Justice, European Green Deal, genetic engineering, genetic modification, genetically modified organisms, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News|

After the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that organisms obtained by new plant breeding techniques (NBTs) should, in principle, fall under the GMO Directive, the Council of the EU has requested a study from the Commission to clarify the situatio...

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Andriukaitis: Europe should take lead in science-based plant innovation

By |december 4th, 2019|gene editing, GMO directive, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The EU is leading the science-based fight against climate change and it will also lead on science-based plant innovation, writes former EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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The EU dilemma with the GMO industry and independent risk research

By |oktober 18th, 2019|GMO, GMO directive, GMOs, News|

The EU should give higher priority to the protection of health and the environment, but when it comes to genetically engineered plants, the current standards of risk assessment are not sufficient to fulfil the legal requirements, writes Christoph Then,...

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Biotechnology: Europe’s next ‘hot potato’

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Biotechnology, GMO directive, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News|

The discussion over the future of biotechnology in Europe heated up after the EU Court ruled in July last year that gene editing should, in principle, fall under the GMO Directive. In this special report, EURACTIV will focus on the future of biotech...

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Andriukaitis: 100-year old production models cannot achieve food sustainability

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Biotechnology, FAO, GMO, GMO directive, GMOs, ifoam, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

According to the UN, the amount of food produced globally needs to double to feed a rising world population. Policymakers are poring over ways to ensure the sustainability of food systems while emerging new technologies, promising to tackle climate cha...

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Organic farmers oppose separate framework for new plant breeding techniques

By |julij 30th, 2019|GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding|

Any attempt to exclude the so-called new plant breeding techniques from the GMO legislation would deal a severe blow to consumers, farmers and processors, according to the EU organic farmers’ movement (IFOAM).

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