Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by the US government.

EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis meets US trade representative Michael Froman in the US in December 2015.

Internal Commission documents and correspondence obtained by NGOs under freedom of information law reveal that US representatives pushed to exempt plants and animals produced through gene-editing and other new techniques from existing EU GMO rules.

read more … – GeneWatch UK

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