Briefing paper: EU GMO Policies, Sustainable Farming And Public Research

The briefing paper is produced by public-sector scientists active in biotechnology research and farmers organisations that subscribe to the freedom of farmers to use the crops they find best suited for their needs, including genetically modified (GM) crops that have been approved through the European Union’s regulatory system.

The farmers and public-sector scientists contributing to this paper support the call of Mr. John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, for a more informed and less polarised debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and offer this briefing paper as a contribution.

This briefing paper addresses:

  • Global challenges in agriculture
  • Public sector research
  • Experiences with GM crops to date
  • The EU regulatory framework
  • Survey among farmers and scientists
  • Conclusions and recommendations

Find the full briefing paper in several languages and more information around the topic on .