EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

Most important topics:

RAGES project to present results; Prospective technology assessment of gene drives; EU Commission authorises seven new genetically engineered plants

Current Issues and Activities:
  • RAGES project to present its results at a public workshop on 29 October 2019
  • First German-led prospective technology assessment of gene drives
  • Patent cartel for the large companies
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA assessment of genetically engineered maize MON 87427 x MON 89034 x MIR162 x NK603 and subcombinations
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA’s assessment of genetically engineered soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127
Scientific news:
News from EFSA:
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 87460 × MON 89034 × MIR162 × NK603 and subcombinations
  • Literature review of baseline information on non‐coding RNA (ncRNA) to support the risk assessment of ncRNA‐based genetically modified plants for food and feed
  • Human dietary exposure assessment to newly expressed proteins in GM foods
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MIR162 × NK603 and subcombinations, for food and feed uses
  • Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 87708 × MON 89788 × A5547‐127
  • EFSA submission guidance for GMO renewal applications
  • Assessment of the 2017 post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810
Other:

Weitere EU News

Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2019 (May 2019)

Most important topics

Stage set for new wave of genetically engineered plants after EU elections / Testbiotech report on regulation of genome editing / EU Parliament against new GMO approvals / New publication on differences between genome editing and conventional breeding

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2018 (November 2018)

Most important topics

Genetically engineered bacteria in animal feed / EU Court: clear regulation for genome edited plants / Advocate General of the EU Court on risk assessment / European Ombudsman starts investigation / EU might allow the import of ‘Baysanto maize monster'

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2018 (July 2018)

Most important topics

General Court of the EU strengthens the precautionary principle / Genome editing: Legal expert criticises Attorney General of the EuCJ / EFSA strengthens independence rules / Testbiotech Science Blog / GE plants: new dimension in environmenmental risk

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2017 (December 2017)

Most important topics

Activities regarding triple herbicide resistant soybeans / EFSA gives details of Monsanto sponsoring / New papers on herbicide resistance genes and combinatorial effects / EU Member States agree on glyphosate renewal

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2017 (August 2017)

Most important topics

Leading expert of EFSA – sponsored by Monsanto? / Activities regarding “Toxic soybeans” / Spain: Teosinte-maize hybrids out in the fields / EU authorises five genetically engineered crops / EU Parliament against approval of new soybeans

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2017 (April 2017)

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'

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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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