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22.03.2005 |

EU-Commission confirms position on GMO legislative

The new European Commission agreed today to:- push through new approvals of GM foods irrespective of the lack of consensus of EU member states- submit to the Environment Council proposals to force countries to lift their bans on GM products- go ahead with the approval of new GM crops also for cultivationNo agreement was reported on co-existence and seed purity issues</p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/05/355&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">Commission statement</a></p><p><a href="http://saveourseeds.org/downloads/COM_draft_GMO_23_03_05.pdf">Internal Commission orientation Paper</a></p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/05/104&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">Commission: Questions and Answers on the Regulation of GMOs in the European Union</a></p><p><a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/press/2005/AB_22_March_European_Commission.htm">Friends of the Earth PR: European Commission to ram GM foods through</a></p><p><a href="http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/30030/story.htm">Reuters via PlanetArk: EU States Overruled on GMOs by Own Deadlock</a></p><p><a href="http://www.euobserver.com/?sid=9&aid=18717">EU Observer: Commission set to push ahead with new GMOs</a>

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