GMO news related to the European Union

11.12.2023 |

EU Agriculture Council challenges the deregulation of new GMOs

Today's outcome is "a relief for nature protection, our right to transparency, our right to know what we buy and eat, and our freedom of choice"

Today Europe's agriculture ministers challenged the Spanish presidency's proposal to widely deregulate the new generation of genetically modified plants (new GMOs, or now so-called "new genomic techniques" or NGT). The ministers' evident lack of support[1] is a warning to lawmakers that excluding new GMOs from the current EU GMO rules would flood European fields with patented new GM seeds and increase monopolies in the farming sector.