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New GMOs: Why EU law must be fully applied

25 March 2016

In the coming days the EU Commission should present its legal analysis on the so-called “New Plant Breeding Techniques”. Their position will determine whether genetically modified organisms that have been produced through a range of new techniques will be excluded from the European Union's GMO regulations. Aware of the risks these new GMOs represent for the environment and human health, civil society organizations from across Europe -including ECVC- are asking the EU Commission not to let these new GMOs escape regulation.

In the coming days the EU Commission should present its legal analysis on the so-called “New Plant Breeding Techniques”. Their position will determine whether genetically modified organisms that have been produced through a range of new techniques will be excluded from the European Union's GMO regulations. Aware of the risks these new GMOs represent for the environment and human health, civil society organizations from across Europe -including ECVC- are asking the EU Commission not to let these new GMOs escape regulation. In attachment you will find the joint position paper : joint_position_new_techniques_of_genetic_engineering_march_2016.pdf drawing by YAKANA