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  1. GM crops: rebuttal of claims on safety and benefits

    … various examples of green activists “coming out” as GMO-proponents, arguing that GMOs are safe and have multiple … of their discourse, organisations that continue to reject GMO technology are depicted as old-fashioned and as acting … made by those green activists who have recently come out as GMO-proponents. Mark Lynas is a …

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  2. Biotech industry lobby intent on ransack of EU GMO rules

    … another of the new techniques (cisgenesis) excluded from EU GMO regulations , as detailed in the report. “Big … have invested in techniques designed to circumvent the EU's GMO regulations, and in recent years have ramped up their …

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  3. Conflicts of interest scandals at EFSA: A non-exhaustive chronology of recent events

    … Zeitung - November 2011 : 12 out of 21 members of the GMO panel have COIs with the agrofood industry , notably …

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  4. #EmbracingNature?

    … They are referring to an exemption made in the 2001 EU GMO law for so called mutagenesis techniques applying high … negotiations. New biotech PR tools: avoiding the GMO rabbit hole The International Seed Federation (ISF), … this proposal, products would not have to be regulated as GMO if: they do not contain a “novel” combination …

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  5. Biotech lobby’s push for new GMOs to escape regulation

    … of these rules – including the very definition of a GMO – so as to exclude the new genetic engineering … engineering techniques, which have emerged since Europe’s GMO law was introduced in 2001, are currently being applied … above give rise to products falling within the scope of the GMO legislation. However, its final report showed that the …

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  6. TTIP: released emails show biotech, seeds on the trade talks table

    … surprising if this were not the case, given that the EU's GMO rules are a burning issue for the US (see box below, GM … way, these plants would need to meet the definition of a GMO under the current directive (2001/18) 6 (and not be … the EU is taking too long to deliver final decisions on GMO applications, “not complying with its obligations to …

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  7. US pressure on EU to de-regulate new GM

    … One year after a landmark ECJ judgment that the EU’s GMO rules should apply to new genetic engineering … (ECJ) which left no space for interpretation: existing GMO regulations must be applied to all products produced … breeding techniques’ - have emerged since Europe’s GMO law was introduced in 2001, and are currently being …

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  8. Biotech lobby shuns consumers at “GMO consumer benefit” event

    … food. So if consumers were not the target of the 'GMO benefit' message, then who was? The … approval system', meaning that the EU should accept any GMO that has been approved in the countries where it's … the application has been “suspended” according to GMO Compass . Then there was Dr. Claude …

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  9. Approving the GM potato: conflicts of interest, flawed science and fierce lobbying

    … marker genes. CEO found that more than half of EFSA's GMO panel had conflicts of interest, as defined by the OECD. … even more controversial. Firstly, more than half of the GMO panel experts who signed the approval had conflicts of … – including nptII. Secondly, although none of EFSA’s GMO panel members were medical experts in the use of …

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  10. Derailing EU rules on new GMOs

    … and costly glyphosate litigation in the US. To have new GMO seeds without regulatory oversight, but still … of genetic modification techniques excluded from European GMO regulations. This would mean that plants, animals and … European Commission not to regulate products made using new GMO techniques, including ‘genome editing’ techniques …

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