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Honey Bees – the new genetically engineered laboratory animals

New “Science Blog” to analyse publications on the risks of genetically engineered organisms

Is genetically engineered maize healthier than conventionally bred maize?

21 March 2018 / Many experts claim there is “consensus” that genetically engineered plants are safe. At the same time, most of the publications on the risks of genetically engineered organisms are prepared for the biotech industry, or authored by experts who lack a certain critical distance to these companies. This is a major problem since any influence of companies with vested interests in the marketing of genetically engineered plants should be avoided when it comes to risk research of the relevant products.

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.


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