What really goes wrong in the regulation of genetically engineered plants

Risks and side effects for humans and animals: What really goes wrong in the regulation of genetically engineered plants

New Testbiotech report published

Monday, 20 June 2016

At present, there is a controversy in the EU as to whether feeding trials with genetically engineered plants have to be conducted before the plants are granted market authorisation. Both the biotech industry and EFSA experts are pushing for these feeding trials not to be mandatory. They are demanding the withdrawal of a regulation requesting 90-day feeding trials that was only very recently introduced by the EU Commission.

Conflicts of interest played down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

“EFSA is unaware of the facts, or seemingly trying to mislead public perception”

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

In an open letter to the EFSA Management Board, Testbiotech and GeneWatch UK are urging them to take measures to safeguard the independence of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and restore its credibility. The reasons for this are recent cases of conflicts of interest:

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