DG Health and Consumers
- Current languageen
- Legislation on GMO cultivation
- Authorisation procedure
- EU Register of authorised GMOs
- Monitoring after authorisation
- Trans-boundary movement
- Contained use
- New breeding techniques
- Evaluation of GMO cultivation
- Reports & studies
Seed & propagation material
- EU rules
- EU marketing requirements
- Conservation varieties
- EU legislation
- Review of EU rules
- Equivalence requirements for non-EU countries
- Plant variety catalogues & databases
- Plant genetic resources
- Plant health - Biosafety
- Plant property rights
- Standing commitees
The traces pesticides leave in treated products are called "residues".
A maximum residue level (MRL) is the highest level of a pesticide residue that is legally tolerated in or on food or feed when pesticides are applied correctly (Good Agricultural Practice).
- The amounts of residues found in food must be safe for consumers and must be as low as possible.
- The European Commission fixes MRLs for all food and animal feed
- The MRLs for all crops and all pesticides can be found in the MRL database on the Commission website.