Workshop A3: EU legislation on GMOs

The EU GMO legislation has not yet been completed but is already quite a labyrinth of directives, regulations, national implementation, standing committees and decision making processes. An overview and an outlook on upcoming approvals, legislation and policies will be given and discussed with special regard to the regional needs and implementation aspects.


Benny Härlin, Foundation on Future Farming - Germany

Eric Gall, Greenpeace European Unit - Belgium

Dan Leskien, Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture - Germany

Background Papers:

Information on the Amendment to Germany´s Genetic Modification Act

Greenpeace: The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Failing Consumers and the Environment

For more detailed national implementations of the European law see workshop B6