June 29, 2016

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

The Washington Post: More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks […]
July 4, 2016

Research organisations call upon the European Parliament to encourage respect for independent science advice and to condemn attacks on scientists

On 7th June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received a package containing explosive material addressed to a scientist providing independent scientific advice to EFSA. A large […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]