Implementing an EU opt-in mechanism for GM crop cultivation

Dennis Eriksson, Eugénia de Andrade, Borut Bohanec, Sevasti Chatzopoulou, Roberto Defez, Nélida Leiva Eriksson, Piet van der Meer, Bernd van der Meulen, Anneli Ritala, László Sági, Joachim Schiemann, Tomasz Twardowski, Tomáš Vaněk

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    The cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the EU remains a highly polemic issue. The only GM crop event that is currently authorised is the insect‐resistant maize “MON810”. The GM potato variety “Amflora” with improved tuber starch composition was approved for cultivation in 2010, but later withdrawn. One of the main reasons that not more GM crops are authorised for cultivation is a regulatory gridlock with a recurring inability to reach a qualified majority in the designated committee for either approval or rejection [1].
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere48036
    JournalEMBO Reports
    Issue number5
    Early online date23 Apr 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • biotechnology
    • crops
    • Food, Genetically Modified/standards
    • Europe
    • Agriculture/legislation & jurisprudence
    • Plants, Genetically Modified/genetics


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