EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

Most important topics:

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

Current Issues and Activities:
  • International project RAGES presents its results: risk assessment of genetically engineered plants deemed insufficient
  • Start of proceedings in legal challenge to EU approval of genetically engineered maize
  • EURACTIV editorial: the EU dilemma with the GMO industry and independent risk research
  • New EU Parliament speaks out against approvals for the import of genetically engineered plants
  • Drought-tolerant GE maize: rejected in South Africa but approved in the EU?
  • European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation into the risks of genetically engineered soybeans
  • Differences between conventional breeding and genetic engineering: an assessment of the statement made by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors’ (SAM)
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA assessment of genetically engineered soybean MON87751 x MON87701 x MON87708 x MON89788 by Bayer/Monsanto
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA statement complementing the scientific opinion on genetically modified maize 3272 by Syngenta
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA assessment of maize MIR604 for renewal (Syngenta)
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA assessment of genetically engineered maize MON87427 x MON89034 x MIR162 x MON87411 and subcombinations (Bayer/Monsanto)
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA assessment of genetically engineered maize MON 87427 x MON87460 x MON 89034 x MIR162 x NK603 and subcombinations
Scientific news:
  • EU risk assessment of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant crops is insufficient
  • Genetically engineered mosquitoes out of control
News from EFSA:
  • Assessment of maize MON 89034 for renewal authorisation (Bayer)
New admissions:
  • EU Commission authorises several genetically engineered plants
Other:

Weitere EU News

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)

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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