51 Honey Bees

Honey Bees – the new genetically engineered laboratory animals

General Court of the European Union strengthens the precautionary principle

Legal revision of risks of genetically engineered soybeans is admissible in court
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The General Court of the European Union today confirmed the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically engineered plants. The case was prompted by market authorisation being issued for the import of genetically engineered soybeans produced by US companies Monsanto and DuPont/ Pioneer which, according to analysis undertaken by Testbiotech and other experts, have not been adequately investigated for health risks.

Genome editing: Legal expert criticises opinion of Attorney General of the EuCJ

No clear distinction between breeding and genetic engineering
Wednesday, 28 February 2018

On 18 January, the Attorney General of the EU Court of Justice (EuCJ) published his position on whether or not so-called genome editing must be regulated under current EU GMO legislation. On behalf of Testbiotech, the well-known EU legal expert Professor Ludwig Kraemer has now analysed the position of the Attorney General (C-528/16). Professor Kraemer worked as an official for the EU Commission (DG Environment) until 2004 and was involved in drawing up the current EU GMO regulations.


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