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GMO-free Europe Event on November 17 at the European Parliament

by Rolf Mütze (comments: 0)

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In this event, the issues of new Genetically Modified Organisms and the new planned legislation on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) will be discussed from scientific, economic, and political perspective. Symbol Picture © iStock / fotokostic

On November 17, the 2022 edition of the GMO-free Europe Event will take place from 10 am to 1 pm in the European Parliament.

The Commission has announced a new legislative proposal for the second quarter of 2023, which may exempt certain GMOs obtained from CRISPR-Cas and similar so-called ‘New Genomic Techniques’ from the present level of risk assessment, traceability and labelling.

What would be the consequences of such a deregulation on environmental and consumer protection and on the GMO-free production chain in Europe? What about labelling and the right to know? What about science and precaution? 

Registration for the event

In its Berlin Declaration 2018, the 9th Conference of GMO-free Regions stated – in line with the ruling by the European Court of Justice – the regulation of all GMOs and methods for genetic engineering are subject to precautionary risk assessment and transparent approval procedures as well as labelling and traceability obligations under GMO legislation. 

Register for the event here. It is hosted by the Greens/EFA group and organized by the European Initiative on Save our Seeds and IFOAM Organics Europe.

You can find more information on participants and the new legislative proposal here.


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