EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

This newsletter provides an overview of current developments in the EU and related Testbiotech activities.

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Most important topics:

EU Court of Justice throws out legal action against genetically engineered soybeans / Dossier: Cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU has to be suspended / New scientific papers on metabolic changes in genetically engineered plants and con

Current Issues and Activities:

EU Court of Justice throws out legal action taken against the authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans
Legal dossier: Cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU has to be suspended
Testbiotech comment on planned amendment of EU Directive 2001/18

Scientific news:

New study explores epigenetic changes in transgenic crops
Proteomics study: Maize NK603 not substantially equivalent
Conflicts of interest in Bt crop studies

News from EFSA:

EFSA opinion on insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-81419-2
EFSA opinion on herbicide-tolerant maize DAS-40278-9
EFSA statement on the risk assessment of new sequencing information on maize DAS-59122-7

Other:

Industry: Genetically engineered oilseed rape hard to remove from the EU market

Weitere EU News

Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2016 (November 2016)

Most important topics

Complaint against EU authorisation for 'toxic soybeans' / Genetically engineered maize can give rise to superweeds / International research project / Golden Rice: Nobel Prize laureates caught up in sales campaign for biotech company?

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2016 (July 2016)

Most important topics

Court cases against EU Commission / Actions against patents on apes / Conflicts of interest at EFSA / Transgenic maize in Spain could spread uncontrollably / New report on risk assessment of genetically engineered plants

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2016 (March 2016)

Most important topics

New round of “Stop the toxic soybeans” call / Toxicological dossier on combinatorial effects of pesticides / Report on genetically engineered animals / New conflict of interest case at EFSA

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 4/2015 (October 2015)

Most important topics

New round of “Stop the toxic soybeans” call / Legal dossier on new techniques in genetic engineering / Large majority of EU Member States choosing to opt-out for cultivation / New report on the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2015 (July 2015)

Most important topics

Complaint against market authorisation of genetically engineered plants / EU Commission does not intend to stop cultivation of MON810 / EU research projects: upcoming metings / New EFSA guidance / EFSA assesses new study on maize MON810

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2015

Most important topics

Pending mass authorisation of genetically engineered plants for import / Authorisation of GE maize 1507 delayed / Glyphosate might cause cancer / Complaint filed against EU project GRACE

Current Issues and Activities

  • Complaint against GRACE project
  • Authorisation of GE maize 1507 delayed
  • EU Parliament keeps up the pressure on EFSA
  • EU Commission plans for the mass authorisation of genetically engineered plants
  • EU project PRICE under criticism
  • Cibus RTDS oilseed rape controversy

Scientific news :

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2015

Most important topics

13 genetically engineered plants waiting for approval for import / / EU Project GRACE under criticism

Current Issues and Activities

  • Free trade agreements CETA and TTIP and the consequences for GM crops in the EU
  • GRACE feeding study
  • Glyphosate Review
  • Controversy over Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission
  • EU opt-out rules

Recent comments from Testbiotech on the work of the European Food Safety Authority

  • Import approval for 13 GM plants pending
  • GMO cotton 15985
  • EFSA guidance (Guidance) to evaluate agronomic / phenotypic characteristics of genetically modified plants
  • EFSA Guidance on the examination of applications for renewal of approval for GM crops.

Votes on EU registrations

  • oilseed rape MON88302
  • cotton Llcotton25xGHB614
  • cotton MON89913
  • soybean MON87769

New EFSA opinions
Cultivation bans in France and Bulgaria, import of carnations and feeding studies

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