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Current press release

Companies have failed to file fully completed applications

According to a recent legal dossier, the pending applications for the cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU suffer from crucial deficiencies. In consequence, the pending applications must be rejected and the existing authorisation for cultivation of maize MON810 withdrawn. The applications were filed by Monsanto, Pioneer/DuPont and Syngenta. They have wholly ignored recent developments and failed to properly address the risk of the transgenes spreading to other plant species.

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Further press releases

02 December 2016
Testbiotech demands political initiatives to stop this growing trend in animal suffering
24 November 2016
Companies disregarding EU regulation
16 November 2016
The project focus: Risks of genetically engineered plants
03 October 2016
EFSA publishes hastily drawn up opinion to downplay the risks
29 September 2016
European Food Safety Authority and EU Commission suspected of abusing their power to bolster their position at the EU Court of Justice