EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

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

Current Issues and Activities:
  • “Toxic soybeans” I: EU member states fail to stop authorisation of new genetically engineered 'toxic soybeans'
  • “Toxic soybeans” II: EU Parliament against granting approval for genetically engineered soybeans resistant to three herbicides
  • “Toxic soybeans” III: Testbiotech accuses companies of manipulating risk assessment
  • Monsanto Sponsoring: EFSA gives details
  • Testbiotech comment on maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × NK603
  • Testbiotech comment on MON 87427 x MON 89034 x 1507 x MON 88017 x 59122
Scientific news:
  • Critical review of EFSA assessments of combinatorial effects
  • Review study on environmental and health effects of glyphosate
  • New information regarding herbicide resistant gene bar
News from EFSA:
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize 1507 × 59122 × MON810 × NK603 and subcombinations for food and feed use
  • Assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape MS8, RF3 and MS8×RF3 for renewal of authorisation
  • Guidance for the risk assessment of the presence at low levels of genetically modified plant material in imported food and feed
  • Assessment of genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 for renewal of authorisation
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize GA21 for renewal of authorisation
Other:
  • EU Member States agree on glyphosate renewal – Resistance growing in EU Parliament

Weitere EU News

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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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 4/2016 (December 2016)

Most important topics

EU Court of Justice throws out legal action against genetically engineered soybeans / Dossier: Cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU has to be suspended / New scientific papers on metabolic changes in genetically engineered plants and con

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2016 (November 2016)

Most important topics

Complaint against EU authorisation for 'toxic soybeans' / Genetically engineered maize can give rise to superweeds / International research project / Golden Rice: Nobel Prize laureates caught up in sales campaign for biotech company?

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2016 (July 2016)

Most important topics

Court cases against EU Commission / Actions against patents on apes / Conflicts of interest at EFSA / Transgenic maize in Spain could spread uncontrollably / New report on risk assessment of genetically engineered plants

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2016 (March 2016)

Most important topics

New round of “Stop the toxic soybeans” call / Toxicological dossier on combinatorial effects of pesticides / Report on genetically engineered animals / New conflict of interest case at EFSA

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 4/2015 (October 2015)

Most important topics

New round of “Stop the toxic soybeans” call / Legal dossier on new techniques in genetic engineering / Large majority of EU Member States choosing to opt-out for cultivation / New report on the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2015 (July 2015)

Most important topics

Complaint against market authorisation of genetically engineered plants / EU Commission does not intend to stop cultivation of MON810 / EU research projects: upcoming metings / New EFSA guidance / EFSA assesses new study on maize MON810

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2015

Most important topics

Pending mass authorisation of genetically engineered plants for import / Authorisation of GE maize 1507 delayed / Glyphosate might cause cancer / Complaint filed against EU project GRACE

Current Issues and Activities

  • Complaint against GRACE project
  • Authorisation of GE maize 1507 delayed
  • EU Parliament keeps up the pressure on EFSA
  • EU Commission plans for the mass authorisation of genetically engineered plants
  • EU project PRICE under criticism
  • Cibus RTDS oilseed rape controversy

Scientific news :

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2015

Most important topics

13 genetically engineered plants waiting for approval for import / / EU Project GRACE under criticism

Current Issues and Activities

  • Free trade agreements CETA and TTIP and the consequences for GM crops in the EU
  • GRACE feeding study
  • Glyphosate Review
  • Controversy over Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission
  • EU opt-out rules

Recent comments from Testbiotech on the work of the European Food Safety Authority

  • Import approval for 13 GM plants pending
  • GMO cotton 15985
  • EFSA guidance (Guidance) to evaluate agronomic / phenotypic characteristics of genetically modified plants
  • EFSA Guidance on the examination of applications for renewal of approval for GM crops.

Votes on EU registrations

  • oilseed rape MON88302
  • cotton Llcotton25xGHB614
  • cotton MON89913
  • soybean MON87769

New EFSA opinions
Cultivation bans in France and Bulgaria, import of carnations and feeding studies

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