EU Commission turning blind eye to new GMOs

On September 17, the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International e.V. joined 88 civil society and farmers organisations from across Europe in an open letter warning the EU Commission to turn a blind eye to new GMOs and demanding EU health and food safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides to keep new GMOs regulated.

According to an EU Court of Justice ruling, the controversial new generation of food genetic engineering techniques should be subject to EU safety checks and consumer labelling but the European Commission is not implementing this ruling. The organisations ask the Commission to strengthen EU GMO policy, in particular as regards consumers’ right to know, freedom of choice for breeders, farmers and processors and the democratic scrutiny of EU GMO decisions.

Read the letter!