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Honey Bees – the new genetically engineered laboratory animals

Will EU Commission allow import of new Baysanto 'maize monster'?

Genetically engineered maize is super-resistant to herbicides and produces six insecticidal toxins
Monday, 22 October 2018

EU Member States will today vote on whether a new genetically engineered (GE) maize that is super-resistant to the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate and produces six insecticides can be imported. The maize is produced by crossing five different GE plants. Bayer wants approval for import and usage in food and feed. The health impacts resulting from the specific combination of potential toxic substances were not investigated.

Advocate General of the European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation of risks of genetically engineered soybeans

Court will make its final decision in the coming months

17 October 2018 / Today, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice published his findings on a legal case filed by Testbiotech together with the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and the environmental organisation Sambucus (C-82/17 P). The organisations are concerned about the risks connected with genetically engineered soybeans produced by Monsanto and sold under the brand name “Intacta”.

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