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In Dutch: 09.06.10 VILT: "NGOs geloven niet in label voor verantwoorde soja". http://www.vilt.be/Ngos_geloven_niet_in_label_voor_verantwoorde_soja This article includes a response from Belgian animal feed association BEMEFA, incorrectly claiming that RTRS soy will not be grown on recently deforested land, whereas the criteria do tolerate 'responsible' soy to be grown on recently deforested land. 14.06.10 Certificaat voor 'duurzame soja' vastgesteld http://www.oneworld.nl/index.php?articleId=25790&articleType=UitDeMedia&... 17.06.10 "Bestaat er maatschappelijk verantwoorde soja?" by Luc Vankrunkelsven, Wervel http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikels/2010/06/16/bestaat-er-maatschappel...
 
Campaign groups today called on members of the European Parliament to back citizens' demands for improved rules to prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. A letter signed by five environment, consumers and farmers groups was sent to all members of the parliament's environment committee, which will debate this controversial issue later in the week.
The new European Parliament is only weeks old and already three ex-MEPs from perhaps its most important committee have taken a spin in the revolving door to join the private sector. It's clear that the code of conduct for MEPs needs urgent reform.
CEO submission to the European Ombudsman Consultation on the composition of Commission expert groups
Scientific advice should be transparent, objective and independent, and there should be more science and more diverse expertise available to the European Commission’s President, a coalition of 28 international and national NGOs wrote in a letter addressed to President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker today (1).

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