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Event – New GMOs, seed marketing: two reforms threaten peasants’ rights

9 March 2023

ECVC has the pleasure to invite you to this event, where we will dig deeper into the consequences of a potential deregulation of new GMOs [1] on peasants’ rights and on the GMO-free agricultural sector as a whole.

As two legislative proposals aiming to exclude certain GMOs from the current GMO regulation and modify seed marketing rules will be on the agenda of the College of European Commissioners on 7 June, this event proposes to address the shortcomings of the impact assessments of these two initiatives carried out by the European Commission. In particular, we will address the impacts on the application of European patent law, crop biodiversity, peasants’ rights and the right to food, factors which were explicitly excluded from the impact assessments. These two legislative proposals must not move forward without considering all potential consequences.

This event is an opportunity to engage in a dialogue between European peasants’ organisations, the different Commission services concerned by these initiatives and MEPs committed to this essential issue.

  • Welcome starts at 9.30 am, event starts at 10 am
  • Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available
  • Download the detailed agenda and all programme information in the sidebar
  • You can also follow the event onlinehere and on the ECVC YouTube channel

[1] i.e., new techniques of genetic modification, directed mutagenesis and cisgenesis, called "new genomic techniques" by the European Commission.

Event details

28 March 2023 10:00 am

Maison des organisations internationales, rue Washington 40, 1050 Ixelles.

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