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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12255

16 May 2019
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SECTORAL POLICIES / Agriculture
Several Member States request clarification of legislation on new GMOs
Brussels, 15/05/2019 (Agence Europe)

Several European Ministers of Agriculture asked the European Commission on Tuesday, May 14, to clarify the provisions of the GMO Directive (2001/18/EC) to take into account plants resulting from new plant breeding techniques by mutagenesis. 

In a judgment of July 2018, the EU Court of Justice ruled that organisms obtained by mutagenesis, in particular “new breeding techniques”, are GMOs within the meaning of the Directive on the deliberate release of GMOs into the environment (see...

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