Dear members of the media
Current press release
Will the EU Commission give the green light for cultivation in May?
In just a few weeks time the EU Commission could give permission for the commercial cultivation of maize 1507. According to an exchange of letters between the Commission and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the authority is currently assessing relevant documents including some reports from Testbiotech, the results of which might be available at the end of April. If EFSA declares it has found no new evidence, the EU Commission can authorise the maize that was jointly developed by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred / DuPont.
Further press releases
Meta-analysis shows data are insufficient to conclude on the safety of the plants
Growing of genetically engineered plants likely to increase spraying of “agent orange herbicide” - if approved, it could be imported into the EU as GM animal feed
Future of genetically engineered organisms, new synthetic genome technologies and the planned free trade agreement TTIP
Appeal to EU Commissioner Borg to withdraw the genetically engineered maize from the market
Testbiotech report shows substantial failures in work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and in decision making of the EU Commission
Call for clear ethical standards
Contamination in biodiversity will burden following generations
Maize 1507 for cultivation to be decided soon