EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

Most important topics:

EFSA defends risk assessment of GE plants / ‘New genetic engineering’ techniques associated with numerous risks / EU Commission authorises genetically engineered soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127

Current Issues and Activities:
  • Lobby activities disguised as science
  • EFSA defends risk assessment of GE plants
  • Genetically engineered microorganisms on the rise
  • Double standards in the safety assessment of genetically engineered soybeans
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA´s assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape GT73 for renewal of authorisation (Bayer/ Monsanto)
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA’s assessment of genetically engineered maize MZIR098 (Syngenta)
Scientific news:
  • New Genetic Engineering: Oilseed rape produced by Cibus can be tracked and traced
  • New genetic engineering’ techniques associated with numerous risks
  • Indirect’ genetic engineering of honey bees
News from EFSA:
  • ‘Annual Report of preparatory work performed during the period 6/12/2019 to 16/07/2020 and 28/11/2018 to 5/12/2019’, and ‘Annual Report of preparatory activities for the evaluation of toxicity studies supporting the GM food/feed safety assessment, performed during the period 28/11/2018 to 5/12/2019’
  • Statement complementing the EFSA Scientific Opinion on application (EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2009‐75) for placing on the market of genetically modified oilseed rape Ms8 × Rf3 × GT73 and subcombinations
  • Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 87705 × MON 87708 × MON 89788 for food and feed uses
  • Assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape MS11 for food and feed uses, import and processing
New admissions:
  • EU Commission authorises genetically engineered soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127
Other:

Weitere EU News

Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2020 (May 2020)

Most important topics

Comments on EFSA consultations regarding gene drives and new methods of genetic engineering / Testbiotech report on regulation of new genomic techniques / Legal proceedings against patents / New scientific papers: persistence of GE plants and gene drives

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2020 (February 2020)

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Presentation of RAGES project in Berlin and Brussels / Legal challenge to EU approval of GE plants / Peer-reviewed paper from RAGES project published / EU Commission authorises new GE plants

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2019 (August 2019)

Most important topics

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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