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Grow scientific progress: crops matter!
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000012
Date of registration: 25/07/2019 Support
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Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative:COMMISSION DECISION
Directive 2001/18/EC is outdated. We as students of Life Sciences consider it important to revise the current exemption mechanism stipulated in the Directive, with regards to new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs).
Specifically we demand for more legal clarity and further definitions. Our objective is to facilitate the authorization procedure for those products obtained through NPBTs, which carry only natural existing traits. The aim is to improve scientific progress in the European Union while protecting human and animal health and the environment.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers:
Article 114 TFEU