Genetically engineered soybeans in EU Court of Justice: David and Goliath

Monsanto, the EFSA, the UK Government and the EU Commission all joining forces against civil society
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Munich/ Luxembourg
Monsanto, the British Government, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the EU Commission are joining forces in EU Court proceedings to prevent risky genetically engineered soybeans from being withdrawn from the food market.

Genetically engineered oilseed rape out of control

Plants can no longer be withdrawn from the environment
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Today Testbiotech has published a global overview of countries where there has been an uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered oilseed rape (canola). The countries include Canada, the US, Japan, Australia and Europe. In many cases the plants have escaped far beyond the fields into the environment. In some cases, the transgenes have moved into populations of wild relatives. Furthermore, new combinations of DNA constructs have been found which were never approved for release into the environment. The overview has been published to coincide with the international conference (ABIC) in Calgary, where agro-biotech industry representatives are gathering.

European Union set to decide on the import of Monsanto drought resistant maize

Munich/ Parma 12.9.2012 In a meeting taking place in Brussels tomorrow, the EU Commission and experts from EU Member States will discuss and probably vote on the import of a genetically maize produced by Monsanto (MON87460) that is supposedly drought tolerant.

Monsanto starts to withdraw EU applications for cultivation of genetically engineered plants

Decision concerns at least four applications for insecticidal and herbicide tolerant maize
Monday, 26 August 2013

Monsanto has now withdrawn at least four applications after it announced that it would no longer push for the cultivation of new genetically engineered plants in the EU. The decisions concern genetically engineered maize (Mon89034, NK603 x MON810, MON89034 x Nk603, Mon89034x Mon88017) which produce insecticidal proteins and/ or is made resistant to herbicide glyphosate („Roundup“). This information is derived from the register of European Food Safety Authority EFSA. There are more applications pending from Monsanto for transgenic plants such as maize, soy, sugar beet which still seem to be valid.


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