EU & Gentechnik Newsletter

Most important topics:

Genetically engineered bacteria in animal feed / EU Court: clear regulation for genome edited plants / Advocate General of the EU Court on risk assessment / European Ombudsman starts investigation / EU might allow the import of ‘Baysanto maize monster'

Current Issues and Activities:
  • Genetically engineered bacteria in animal feed products are spreading resistance to antibiotics
  • EU votes on more transparency in food safety
  • Inadequate procedure led to transgenic crop approvals: European Ombudsman starts investigation
  • Will EU Commission allow the import of new Baysanto 'maize monster'?
  • Advocate General of the European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation into the risks of genetically engineered soybeans
  • The Court of Justice of the European Union decides in favour of clear regulation
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA opinion regarding maize Bt11 x MIR162 x 1507 x GA21 and three subcombinations (Syngenta)
  • Testbiotech comment on EFSA assessment regarding maize MON 87411 (Monsanto)
  • Testbiotech comment regarding EFSA´s opinion on soybean MON 87751 (Monsanto)
  • Testbiotech comment regarding EFSA opinion on cotton GHB614 x T304-40 x GHB119 (Bayer)
Scientific news:
  • Bt toxin and glyphosate effects on stingless bees
  • RNA profiling suggested for risk assessment
News from EFSA:
  • New sequencing information regarding soybean A2704‐12
  • Relevance of new scientific information (Santos‐Vigil et al., 2018*) in relation to the risk assessment of genetically modified crops with Cry1Ac
  • Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 89788 for renewal of authorisation
  • Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG
  • Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 87411 (Monsanto)
  • Technical Note on the quality of DNA sequencing for the molecular characterisation of genetically modified plants
  • Assessment of maize Bt11 x MIR162 x 1507 x GA21 and three subcombinations (Syngenta)
New admissions:
  • EU Commission authorises two new maize events
Other:

Weitere EU News

Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2018 (July 2018)

Most important topics

General Court of the EU strengthens the precautionary principle / Genome editing: Legal expert criticises Attorney General of the EuCJ / EFSA strengthens independence rules / Testbiotech Science Blog / GE plants: new dimension in environmenmental risk

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2017 (December 2017)

Most important topics

Activities regarding triple herbicide resistant soybeans / EFSA gives details of Monsanto sponsoring / New papers on herbicide resistance genes and combinatorial effects / EU Member States agree on glyphosate renewal

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2017 (August 2017)

Most important topics

Leading expert of EFSA – sponsored by Monsanto? / Activities regarding “Toxic soybeans” / Spain: Teosinte-maize hybrids out in the fields / EU authorises five genetically engineered crops / EU Parliament against approval of new soybeans

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2017 (April 2017)

Most important topics

Vote on cultivation of genetically engineered maize, Soybean 'Intacta': Appeal filed at the European Court of Justice, Testbiotech critical of the newly drafted policy on EFSA independence, Cloned cattle entering the EU, New paper on 'Golden Rice'

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 4/2016 (December 2016)

Most important topics

EU Court of Justice throws out legal action against genetically engineered soybeans / Dossier: Cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU has to be suspended / New scientific papers on metabolic changes in genetically engineered plants and con

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2016 (November 2016)

Most important topics

Complaint against EU authorisation for 'toxic soybeans' / Genetically engineered maize can give rise to superweeds / International research project / Golden Rice: Nobel Prize laureates caught up in sales campaign for biotech company?

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 2/2016 (July 2016)

Most important topics

Court cases against EU Commission / Actions against patents on apes / Conflicts of interest at EFSA / Transgenic maize in Spain could spread uncontrollably / New report on risk assessment of genetically engineered plants

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 1/2016 (March 2016)

Most important topics

New round of “Stop the toxic soybeans” call / Toxicological dossier on combinatorial effects of pesticides / Report on genetically engineered animals / New conflict of interest case at EFSA

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 4/2015 (October 2015)

Most important topics

New round of “Stop the toxic soybeans” call / Legal dossier on new techniques in genetic engineering / Large majority of EU Member States choosing to opt-out for cultivation / New report on the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms

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Testbiotech EU Newsletter 3/2015 (July 2015)

Most important topics

Complaint against market authorisation of genetically engineered plants / EU Commission does not intend to stop cultivation of MON810 / EU research projects: upcoming metings / New EFSA guidance / EFSA assesses new study on maize MON810

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