Cotton GHB614 x T304-40 x GHB119 EFSA assessment of genetically modified cotton GHB614 × T304‐40 × GHB119 for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 EFSA opinion:31 July 2020Deadline: 6 September 2020 Submit comments
Fragement: “Bayer schikt voor een bedrag van maximaal 10,9 miljard dollar een serie rechtszaken in de VS rond de onkruidverdelger Roundup, die kankerverwekkende stoffen zou bevatten. Het chemieconcern heeft woensdag bekendgemaakt dat advocaten een akkoord hebben bereikt met bijna alle eisers.” Bron Nu.nl
Paper Bauer-Panskus, A., Miyazaki, J., Kawall, K. et al. Risk assessment of genetically engineered plants that can persist and propagate in the environment. Environ Sci Eur32, 32 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-020-00301-0
“New challenges arise in risk assessment when genetically engineered (GE) plants can persist and propagate in the environment as well as produce viable offspring. Next generation effects can be influenced by heterogeneous genetic backgrounds and unexpected effects can be triggered in interaction with environmental conditions. Consequently, the biological characteristics of the original events cannot be regarded as sufficient to conclude on hazards that may emerge in following generations. Potential hazards identified by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) include exacerbating weed problems, displacement and even extinction of native plant species.”
4-03-20 See also here (GMWatch) Spreading the risks: When genetically engineered organisms go wild.
Nu de oude site van De Gentechvrije Burgers bijna verdwijnt, verlenen wij ook weer gastvrijheid aan Stichting Ekopark door de webstek die daar over gaat, uit te breiden. Wij hebben samen immers al zo vaak samengewerkt! Studenten en leerlingen kunnen voor vragen over gentech(vrij) terecht op die wenstek. Let op, de webstek is nog in opbouw!
14-11-19: “Parliament today opposed the Commission’s plans to authorise the import of products containing four glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium resistant GMOs.” Source (Pdf) and here (website) ENVI
“Envi committee chair of European Parliament: We’ve just rejected new GMOs by a large majority. The European Commission must include in the #greendeal a change to its practices and stop authorising GMOs despite the lack of a majority in the Council (of Ministers) & the Parliament.” Tweet GmWatch
@GMWatch: “There’s an enormous new threat you probably don’t know much about. Not climate chaos, dying oceans, depleted soils, or widespread chemical pollution. If we magically reverse all of these problems, we may still lose the natural world we cherish.” gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/19219…#gmo
Senator RICE (Victoria) (15:30): I move: That the Gene Technology Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019, made under the Gene Technology Act 2000 , be disallowed [F2019L00573].
Division: NOES 42 (29 majority) AYES 13 PAIRS 0
Thanks so much if you contacted your Senators to demand they ensure that all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continue to be assessed for safety. The Senate will vote on the issue this Wednesday (13th) and Labor Party support will be vital. Unfortunately, the Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen has said Labor won’t support the Greens disallowance motion – and we need to change this.
Press Releases ENVI Yesterday (6-11-19). “The Environment Committee today opposed the Commission’s plans to authorise the import of products containing four glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium resistant GMOs, in a vote on Wednesday.
The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament today opposed the European Commission’s plans to authorise the import of products containing four herbicide-resistant GMOs and calls on the Commission to withdraw its draft implementing decisions on these products. This follows the decision of Plenary 10 October 2019 to oppose three other herbicide-resistant GMOs.