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:

Vote on cultivation of genetically engineered maize, Soybean 'Intacta': Appeal filed at the European Court of Justice, Testbiotech critical of the newly drafted policy on EFSA independence, Cloned cattle entering the EU, New paper on 'Golden Rice'

Current Issues and Activities:
  • German authority undermining decision-making at the European Court of Justice
  • Testbiotech critical of the newly drafted policy on the independence of the European Food Safety
  • Authority
  • Cloned cattle entering the EU
  • Soybean 'Intacta' ruling: Appeal filed at the European Court of Justice
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA opinion regarding insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant cotton GHB119 from Bayer CropScience
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA opinion regarding insect-resistant soybean DAS-81419-2
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA opinion regarding herbicide-tolerant maize DAS-40278- 9
Scientific news:
  • 'Golden Rice' shows reduced growth and irregular gene expression
  • Molecular responses of genetically modified maize to abiotic stresses
  • Next moves in EFSA dispute with German scientists
  • US National Academies’ genetically engineered crop study: Conflicts of interest
  • Glyphosate, soybean, allergies, reproduction
  • Allergenicity of genetically engineered soybean
News from EFSA:
  • Scientific opinion on soybean FG72 x A5547-127
  • Scientific opinion on herbicide-tolerant cotton MON 88701
  • Risk assessment of information on the subcombination Bt11 × MIR162, related to the application for authorisation of maize Bt11 × MIR162 × MIR604 × GA21
  • Scientific opinion on herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-44406-6
  • Scientific opinion on herbicide-tolerant soybean DAS-68416-4
  • Scientific opinion on application for continued marketing of maize 1507
New admissions:
  • Vote on new cultivation of genetically engineered maize: no qualified majority
  • EU Parliament votes against import of Sygenta maize Bt11 × 59122 × MIR604 × 1507 × GA21
Other:

Weitere EU News

Testbiotech EU Newsletter 4/2016 (December 2016)

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

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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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