Europe as a Centre for Museum Agriculture?

Trade and politicsPublished on 03-02-2016
Dr Julian Little, former Chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council

At the end of last year, I was invited to speak at a Knowledge 4 Innovation meeting in the European Parliament in Brussels on the subject of Smarter Regulation and […] Read more

New Plan: Legal Certainty

Trade and politicsPublished on 15-09-2015
Nathalie Moll, EuropaBio Secretary General

The Commission has told MEPs and ministers that it has no ‘plan B’ if the proposal to enable national bans on the ‘use’ of GMOs is rejected. It […] Read more

Mr Maize liberated from ‘the Terminal’…for now

Trade and politicsPublished on 05-05-2015
Kasia Jasik, communications manager green biotech, EuropaBio

“It’s just like that Tom Hanks film!” I cried - half rejoicing, half rattled.

The breaking news last month that the European Commission had […] Read more

GM feed imports into the EU – Czech point of view

Trade and politicsPublished on 29-04-2015
Zuzana Stratilová from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Biotrin

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their use, especially in agriculture and food industry, remain a controversial topic in the EU. Opinions of different member […] Read more

What’s happening with GM?

Trade and politicsPublished on 26-03-2015
Jim Orson from the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

I made a big mistake at the end of a recent blog when I mentioned that we could soon expect to cultivate GM glyphosate tolerant oilseed rape. This optimism chimed with […] Read more

How Greek elections hid Europe’s GM time bomb

Trade and politicsPublished on 20-03-2015
Kasia Jasik, communications manager green biotech, EuropaBio

On the 5th of February, 2015, spokespeople for the European cereal, vegetable oil and animal feed importers, labelled the EU’s “missing GM […] Read more

A glimmer in the tunnel

Trade and politicsPublished on 09-03-2015
Professor Vivian Moses, Chairman of CropGen

One of those dubious classic EU “compromises” was approved by the European Parliament last week in Brussels. While the responsibility for approving the […] Read more

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GMOs are already an integral part of our daily lives, as Europe benefits from this key enabling technology mainly indirectly through imports. We wear GM cotton clothes, we pay with GM cotton banknotes, and each year European farmers rely on imports of GM soybeans as a key protein source for their farm animals.


Here’s some good food for thought for all European citizens, experts, journalists and decision makers. Our society needs to address the issue of producing more food with less land, as the world population will reach at least 9 billion people by 2050.


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