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    • Climate,Chemicals,General Policy,Nature

    What’s in the new European Parliament’s in-tray?

    A raft of environmental policy files await the incoming European Parliament and the next Commission ..
    Analysis
    • Chemicals,Nature

    MEPs demand binding targets to cut pesticide use

    The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use ..
    News
    • Chemicals,Nature

    New GMO authorisations highlight regulatory dilemma

    The European Commission has authorised two strains of genetically modified maize for use in food and animal feed, having been forced to make the decision ..
    News
    • General Policy,Nature

    New lab-altered crops are GMOs, EU court rules

    Plant strains whose genone has been tweaked using advanced laboratory techniques are GMOs and should be subject to strict control before marketing or release into ..
    News
    • Nature

    EU court risks 'loopholes' in GMO regulation

    Scientists have accused a European Court official of creating legal uncertainty with an opinion published last week on the EU’s genetically modified organisms directive ..
    News
    • Nature

    Hi-tech crop breeding 'exempt from GMO rules'

    The EU Genetically Modified Organisms Directive was never intended to apply to plant strains produced by mutagenesis, a European court official indicated on Thursday ..
    News
    • Markets & Corporate,Nature

    EU ‘must block Bayer-Monsanto merger’

    The planned takeover of the US agrichemical firm Monsanto by German multinational Bayer is "incompatible with EU competition law" ..
    News
    • Markets & Corporate,Nature

    EU executive signals support for agri biotech

    Science and progress should prevail when dealing with advanced plant breeding technologies, health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has said ..
    News
    • Markets & Corporate,Nature

    Green campaigners make case for new GMO class

    European Greens and NGOs want plants produced by new techniques that enable targeted genome mutations to be classified as genetically modified organisms ..
    News
    • Products,Nature

    MEPs call for ban on import of new GM maize

    The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on Tuesday to reject the imports of a range of new genetically modified maize varieties ..
    News
    • Products,Nature

    MEPs weigh in on GM maize authorisations

    The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on Monday to object to renewing EU authorisations to cultivate three genetically modified maize varieties ..
    News
    • Chemicals,Pollution,Products,Packaging,Packaging

    EFSA flags zinc food contact material issues

    The European Commission should reconsider the migration limit for zinc set out in the 2011 regulation on plastic food contact materials, according to the European ..
    News
    • Nature

    Ombudsman criticises GM licence delays

    The European Ombudsman has called on the European Commission to comply with the legal timescale for decisions on licensing imports of genetically modified food and ..
    News
    • Nature

    Organic farmers urge strict application of GM law

    Novel plant breeding techniques that interfere with plants’ genetic processes should not be allowed in organic farming and should be regulated under the EU’s GMO ..
    News
    • Pollution,Products

    GM cultivation bans set to be approved

    All member state decisions to implement national bans on cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops look set to go ahead as the scrutiny periods pass ..
    News
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