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Viewpoint & Interview
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...
Date：Oct. 23, 2018 Category：Products
France's Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume has come out in defense of the decision to postpone the glyphosate ban until 2020, saying that a number of farmer...
Date：Sep. 25, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
An extensive regulatory process on gene editing adds more bureaucracy, increasing costs and slowing down innovation, Liam Condon, President of Bayer’s crop sci...
Date：Sep. 19, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
European agriculture can phase out pesticides, reduce its impacts on climate and biodiversity while ensuring food security for Europeans, French researchers Pie...
Date：Jun. 18, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, Jim Collins, the ...
Date：May. 16, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Labelling products that result from the so-called new plant breeding techniques would provide little new information and would therefore make no sense for consu...
Date：May. 15, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) are a major opportunity to move toward sustainable agriculture and simultaneously ensure food quality for EU consumers...
Date：May. 11, 2018 Category：Regulations
The future of new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) at the EU level lies in the European Court of Justice’s interpretation of existing law, Health Commissioner...
Date：Mar. 8, 2018 Category：Regulations
The Greek ministry of agriculture officially approved on Tuesday (6 March) the re-authorisation of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, Monsanto’s Round...
Date：Feb. 15, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
A merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont (DowDuPont) aims to accelerate innovation in agriculture to help all farm sizes, as well as rapidly facing up to future...
Date：Jan. 17, 2018 Category：Products
Six member states that opposed the re-authorisation glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, sent a letter to the European Commission last month ...
Date：Dec. 4, 2017 Category：Companies
German chemical firm Bayer will next week launch a transparency initiative providing EU consumers with access to the safety data of its products, aiming to rest...
Date：Sep. 20, 2017 Category：Markets
The European Commission stands ready to insert a clause referring to biodiversity in the glyphosate renewal proposal if it is requested by member states, EURACT...
Date：Sep. 14, 2017 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
The Netherlands believes the new plant breeding techniques should not come under the GMO legislation as they are as safe as traditional breeding. It also insist...
Date：Sep. 1, 2017 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
Europe will remain an important supplier of agricultural goods in the future but the greatest untapped potential lies in Africa, which could become the “bread ...
Date：Aug. 30, 2017 Category：Markets
Spain’s agricultural ministry has this month launched, for the second consecutive year, a pilot experiment using artificial intelligence techniques (AI) to ant...