EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

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

Current Issues and Activities:
  • New Testbiotech report: The US example shows why new methods of genetically engineering crop plants need to be regulated
  • Stage set for new wave of genetically engineered plants to be approved and imported after EU elections
  • EU Parliament votes for “transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain”
  • GMO imports: How safe are glyphosate residues in genetically engineered plants?
  • Further genetically engineered ‘maize monsters’ about to be approved for import
  • Testbiotech comment on the EFSA assessment of genetically engineered soybean A2704-12 for renewal
  • EU Parliament against new approvals for the import of genetically engineered plants
Scientific news:
  • New scientific publication shows differences between genome editing and conventional breeding
  • Can Bt toxins cause allergies? Mexican scientists disagree with EFSA
News from EFSA:
  • Explanatory note on literature searching conducted in the context of GMO applications for (renewed) market authorisation and annual post‐market environmental monitoring reports on GMOs authorised in the EU market
  • Annual report of the EFSA Scientific Network for Risk Assessment of GMOs for 2018
  • Annual Report of preparatory work on toxicological studies and animal feeding studies
  • Assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape T45 for renewal of authorisation (Bayer)
  • Literature review in support of adjuvanticity/immunogenicity assessment of proteins
  • Guidance on harmonised methodologies for human health, animal health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals
New admissions:
  • EU Commission authorises new maize events
Other:

Weitere EU News

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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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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