April: highlights in chronology 09/04 Preparation of the European Council in June by the European Affairs Ministers: persistent divergences for the future CAP budget 15/04 Some ministers reiterate call for solid budget note available on the FE members area
In November the negotiations talks on the new government coalition in Germany brought their fruits and a new German agriculture minister from the Green Party, Cem Özdemir, has been confirmed. In the coalitions’ agreement the topic of genetic engineering does not seem to be a priority.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the US Congress discussed in what it seemed to be a very favourable environment to adopt new technologies such as gene editing tool, and thus increase public investment, to face sustainability challenge.
At the same time, the pressure is mounting from civil society organisations to re-discuss the patent on seeds.
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