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09.06.2006 |

EU: Key discussion on new approvals of GMO cultivation

On June 19th the European Food Safety Authority, the European Commissionand national experts from all member states will be meeting to discuss three GMO applications for cultivation: Syngenta's Bt11,Pioneers 1507 and BASF's high starch potato. While some approvals have been granted for food and feed no GMO has been approved within the EU for cultivation since 1998. The meeting, which will also impact the next Council of Environmental ministers on June 27th aims to come to a consensus on the future direction on this highly controversial issue. Environmental groups urge the Commission and member states to re-think their approach to risk assessment and take a precautionary approach.</p><p><a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/publications/2006/hidden_uncertainties.pdf"> FOE: Hidden uncertainties</a></p><p><a href="http://www.saveourseeds.org/downloads/Greenpeace EFSA_demands June 2006.pdf">Greenpeace: Demands to EFSA risk assessment</a></p><p><a href="http://www.saveourseeds.org/downloads/FOE_1507_critique_2006.pdf">FOE: Analysis of Pioneers GM maize 1507 risk assessment</a>

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