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06.10.2005 |

EFSA's GMO practices challenged by coalition of stakeholders

Consumer, environmental and health organisations challenged the European Food Safety Authority to put public and environmental safety before commercial interests as the agency opens its first stakeholder dialogue at its new office in Parma, Italy.The organisations urge EFSA to make serious changes in its work and procedures, in particular regarding genetically modified crops and food. So far the central EU agency has rubber-stamped all GM crop approvals and dismissed concerns of NGOs, scientists and national safety authorities.</p><p><a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/press/2005/joint_06_Oct_EFSA.htm">Joint Press Release</a></p><p><a href="http://www.efsa.eu.int/stakeholder_stakeholder_consultative_platform/consultative_platform/catindex_en.html">EFSA: Stakeholder consultative platform</a></p><p><a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/publications/2005/EFSA_stakeholders_challenge.pdf">GP. FOE, Euro-Coop, EEB, EPHA: Detailed EFSA challenge</a>

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