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February 7, 2018

Farmers innovate by tradition

TEDxRovigo –  Italian farmer Deborah Piova talks about agriculture, sustainability and innovation. Are we able to innovate our traditions? The history of agriculture is one of continuous […]
January 26, 2018

Standing up for Science EU workshops

Sense about Science is holding a Standing up for Science EU workshop at KoWi, Brussels (Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Ixelles) on Friday 16 March 2018. This FREE […]
January 18, 2018

According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive.

Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 04/18, Luxembourg, 18 January 2018 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-528/16 The ‘GMO Directive’1 regulates the deliberate […]
October 13, 2017

Global Plant Council statement on the regulation of gene-edited plants

Executive Summary: The advent of gene editing as a plant breeding method presents important opportunities for making very precise changes in genomes to obtain desired traits or […]
October 1, 2017

ECJ judgment: EU Member States may not adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed unless it is evident that there is a serious risk to health or the environment

Press release of the Court of Justice of the European Union, 13 September 2017 In 1998, the European Commission authorised the placing on the market of […]
July 23, 2017

PRRI letter to the European Commission on the Rule of Law, Better Regulation and the EU GMO legislation

To: Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Mr FransTimmermans, Commissioner for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional  Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental […]
October 21, 2016

Event: “New breeding solutions for new farmers challenges”, 11 October 2016, European Parliament.

The event was organised by the farming organisations AGPM (France), ASAJA (Spain), Confagricultura (Italy), DBV(Germany), MTK (Finland) NFU (UK), and the Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI) As the host […]
September 7, 2016

Event: “Unshackling Innovation: Will Europe block or enable GM crops” 27 September 2016, European Parliament

The conference will bring together researchers, farmers, decision makers and other stakeholders from across the EU and overseas to share their experiences and discuss how Europe […]