Workshop B6: GMO free regions and co-existence legislation in the EU

The old European Commission has proposed to leave all the real and tricky questions about GMO and non-GMO coexistence to the national legislation of member states. In some of them this is also the duty of regional governments. A diversity of concepts and laws is therefor presently developed by governments all over Europe. However, there is a broad agreement, that minimum standards for co-existence, especially regarding measures to prevent GM contamination, liability, transparency and feasibility should be established also at European level.


Geert Ritsema, Friends of the Earth Europe

Agnes Ciccarone, Assembly of European Regions - France