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Genetically engineered bacteria in animal feed products are spreading resistance to antibiotics

EU Commission needed four years to take action
Friday, 30 November 2018

Currently, the EU is facing the biggest case of uncontrolled spread of non-approved genetically engineered organisms in its history: viable bacteria with a four-fold resistance to antibiotics, of which three are due to genetic engineering, have been found in animal feed products. The resistance is to antibiotics that are therapeutically important. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the animal feed products pose a risk for “consumers, users and the environment”.

Inadequate procedure led to transgenic crop approvals: European Ombudsman starts investigation

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) does not have guidance for risk assessment of transgenic crops with altered nutritional composition
Friday, 26 October 2018

The office of the European Ombudsman has confirmed it will investigate a complaint by GeneWatch UK, supported by TestBiotech, regarding the authorisation for import of three transgenic crops with altered oil content for use as food and feed.

Will EU Commission allow import of new Baysanto 'maize monster'?

Genetically engineered maize is super-resistant to herbicides and produces six insecticidal toxins
Monday, 22 October 2018

EU Member States will today vote on whether a new genetically engineered (GE) maize that is super-resistant to the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate and produces six insecticides can be imported. The maize is produced by crossing five different GE plants. Bayer wants approval for import and usage in food and feed. The health impacts resulting from the specific combination of potential toxic substances were not investigated.

Advocate General of the European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation of risks of genetically engineered soybeans

Court will make its final decision in the coming months

17 October 2018 / Today, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice published his findings on a legal case filed by Testbiotech together with the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and the environmental organisation Sambucus (C-82/17 P). The organisations are concerned about the risks connected with genetically engineered soybeans produced by Monsanto and sold under the brand name “Intacta”.

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