EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

Most important topics:

EU Parliament votes against further GE plant approvals / New report on Genome Editing / New evidence regarding Bt toxins, teosinte and New GE / EFSA consultations on gene drives and New GE

Current Issues and Activities:
  • EU Parliament votes against further GE plant approvals - Testbiotech urges the EU Commission to take action
  • New report: Why New Genetic Engineering needs to be regulated - frequently asked questions about CRISPR & Co
  • Are GE plants with Bt toxins 20 times more toxic than previously known? EFSA has for decades ignored crucial data from Monsanto
  • EFSA consultations I: Mutagenic chain reaction cannot be sufficiently controlled - EFSA is disguising real risks of gene drive organisms
  • EFSA consultations II: Confusion about risks associated with New GE plants - Opinion of the EU authority insufficient and misleading
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA opinion regarding insect‐resistant and herbicide‐tolerant soybean DAS-81419-2 × DAS-44406-6
Scientific news:
  • New problems in GE maize cultivation - Risk of transgenes spreading into the environment higher than expected
  • CRISPR: Gene scissors cause chaos in the genome
  • CRISPR/Cas gene scissor applications cause changes in gene regulation
News from EFSA:
  • Evaluation of existing guidelines for their adequacy for the microbial characterisation and environmental risk assessment of microorganisms obtained through synthetic biology
Other:

Weitere EU News

Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2020 (October 2020)

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

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)

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

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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)

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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