NEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES: Commission publishes its study
On April 29th the Commission published its study on the “Status of new genomic techniques under EU law and in light of the Court of Justice Ruling in case C/528-16” where it analyses the state of play of the debate on NBTs by interviewing Member States and stakeholders and concluding that the EU legislation on GMOs should undergone a revision process. In France, Agriculture minister reiterated once again his position on the need for a change in the EU legislation. At the same time, Austrian researchers have warned about the risks of simplification of the EU legal framework given the many unknown. A survey commissioned by Greens political group says that 86% of EU citizens want food containing GMOs to be labelled accordingly.
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