Showing posts with label genetically modified maize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label genetically modified maize. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

GMO cultivation in the EU (Questions and answers)

The EU has one of the toughest genetically modified food regulations in the world and the cultivation of GM crops is only allowed following a thorough risk assessment. Yet, as member states are calling for more possibilities to restrict GMO cultivation on their territories, the European Commission has proposed some amendments to the current EU rules. The Parliament and the Council are currently looking at these proposals. Read on to learn more.

Is it allowed to grow genetically modified crops in the EU?

Friday, February 14, 2014

ΥΠΕΞ: Δήλωση Εκπροσώπου ΥΠΕΞ σχετικά με την ελληνική θέση στο ζήτημα του γενετικά τροποποιημένου αραβόσιτου 1507

ΥΠΕΞ, Παρασκευή, 14 Φεβρουάριος 2014
Ο Εκπρόσωπος του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών, Κωνσταντίνος Κούτρας, αναφερόμενος σε δημοσιεύματα και σχόλια σε ορισμένα ελληνικά ΜΜΕ, σχετικά με την ελληνική θέση στο ζήτημα του γενετικά τροποποιημένου αραβοσίτου 1507, έκανε σήμερα την ακόλουθη δήλωση:

«Με πρωτοβουλία του Αντιπροέδρου της Κυβέρνησης και Υπουργού Εξωτερικών, Ευάγγελου Βενιζέλου, εκ μέρους της Ελληνικής Προεδρίας, το ζήτημα της παροχής άδειας για την καλλιέργεια του μεταλλαγμένου αραβοσίτου 1507 εισήχθη προς συζήτηση στο Συμβούλιο της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και μάλιστα στη σύνθεση του Συμβουλίου Γενικών Υποθέσεων, για δύο κρίσιμους λόγους:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement following today’s EU General Affairs Council (Brussels, 11 February 2014). -Genetically modified organisms

MFA, Tuesday, 11 February 2014
E. VENIZELOS: In the name of the Hellenic Presidency, I want to express warm thanks to Commissioner Sefcovic and all the member states who took the floor to welcome and support the Hellenic Presidency’s priorities. I also want to express thanks for the warm welcome of the practical results presented by the Hellenic Presidency after five weeks of exercising its duties.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

EU allows cultivation of new US genetically modified corn

BRUSSELS: EU ministers allowed the controversial cultivation of a new genetically modified crop, US firm Pioneer's TC1507 corn, after opponents failed on Tuesday to muster enough support against the move.
A meeting of European Affairs ministers could not establish a majority either way, Greek chairman Evangelos Venizelos said.
Accordingly, TC1507 was allowed through, after Venizelos asked for legal advice.
The rules require that "if the Council (of member states) does not take a decision, then the measure has to be adopted by the European Commission", a legal adviser said.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Food safety: MEPs oppose authorising new genetically modified maize

The genetically modified maize “Pioneer 1507” should not be placed on the market for cultivation, because its insect-resistant pollen might harm non-target butterflies and moths, says the European Parliament in a resolution passed on Thursday. MEPs call on the EU Council of Ministers to reject its proposed authorisation, and urge the European Commission not to propose or renew authorisations of any GMO variety until risk assessment methods have been improved.

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