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The European Commission must take into account the answers of the CJEU to the clarifications requested by the French Council of State concerning the status of new genomic techniques in EU law

8 February 2022

As peasants’, environmental and civil society organisations, we would like to once again raise our concerns about the European Commission's initiative on new techniques of genetic modification, which aims to deregulate certain GMOs. As a reminder, this initiative follows a 2019 request from the Council of the European Union asking the European Commission to produce a study on the status of new genomic techniques in light of the July 2018 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)1 , which confirmed that organisms derived from new mutagenesis techniques are GMOs and must be regulated as such.

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