NEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES: Commission publishes its study

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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. 

full note available on FE Members’ area