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Viewpoint & Interview
Date：May. 5, 2020 Category：Regulations
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the results of its two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides...
Date：Mar. 2, 2020 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Being equipped with the right methods to assess industry’s rapidly changing innovation will be a key challenge for the European Food Safety Authority, (EFSA), ...
Date：Feb. 26, 2020 Category：Regulations
Ahead of a much-anticipated ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy to accompany the EU Green Deal, some EU policymakers say Europe’s food should be protected from American ...
Date：Feb. 24, 2020 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Tasos Haniotis, the deputy director-general at European Commission’s DG AGRI, views new breeding techniques as a way to manage pests in agriculture, according ...
Date：Feb. 14, 2020 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
“This rice could save a million kids a year”, read the July 2000 cover of Time Magazine, referring to a genetically modified rice, “Golden Rice”, that had b...
Date：Feb. 5, 2020 Category：Markets
Having struggled to reduce the use of plant protection products, France intends to work twice as hard on the development of so-called ‘biocontrol’ methods. Be...
Date：Jan. 31, 2020 Category：Regulations
After the controversial European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in 2018 that organisms obtained by new plant breeding techniques (NBTs) should, in principle, fal...
Date：Jan. 22, 2020 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The EU executive has already prepared the ground for a new initiative on gene editing to overhaul the current GMO legislation, EU agriculture commissioner Phil ...
Date：Jan. 22, 2020 Category：Markets
Despite France’s campaign against glyphosate and a plan to ban it in a majority of agricultural practices by the end of 2020, the sale of the world’s most com...
Date：Dec. 23, 2019 Category：Markets
The agri-food industry and EU farmers are calling for clarity and science-based solutions to meet their objectives as part of the EU’s recently announced Europ...
Date：Dec. 6, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The EU is leading the science-based fight against climate change and will also lead on science-based plant innovation, writes former EU Health Commissioner Vyte...
Date：Dec. 5, 2019 Category：Regulations
The European Commission is set to vote on Friday (6 December) at the PAFF standing committee on not renewing the approval of two pesticides, chlorpyrifos and ch...
Date：Nov. 25, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
It is much easier for larger companies to implement new GM legislation, but it’s the smaller ones that are most affected by the recent gene-editing ruling, the...
Date：Oct. 21, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The EU should give higher priority to the protection of health and the environment, but when it comes to genetically engineered plants, the current standards of...
Date：Sep. 13, 2019 Category：Markets
The European Commission is in an important position to enable EU farmers to use modern technologies in the fight against climate change, Pekka Pesonen, Secretar...
Date：Jun. 3, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
A number of breeding companies have promised to relocate their advanced mutagenesis breeding programmes outside Europe and others will follow if nothing is done...
Tags:GM cropGene Editing
Date：May. 27, 2019 Category：Markets
The Netherlands and Estonia are leading a coalition of 14 EU member states calling on the next European Commission to update EU GMO laws with regard to so-calle...
Date：Apr. 24, 2019 Category：Markets
The Dutch government has launched a new vision for the country’s agriculture, which prioritises the protection of natural resources and the reduction of the se...
Date：Mar. 28, 2019 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The ‘new plant breeding techniques’ need new EU legislation that takes into account the latest advanced technologies, EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukai...
Date：Nov. 20, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
France has promised to phase out glyphosate at a quicker rate than the EU. However, successive “Ecophyto plans” have not produced any results and meanwhile, t...