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Title: Grow scientific progress: crops matter!
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 25/07/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000012
Date of registration: 25/07/2019
Registration language: EN / No other languages available
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: Directive 2001/18/EC is outdated.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).
Main objectives: 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
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Lavinia SCUDIERO -
  • Substitute: Martina HELMLINGER -
  • Other members: Lilli Marie SCHÜTZ, Theodorus Ferdinand BAKKER, Miltiadis ROIDIS, Miguel CORREIA CASTILLO LEITAO, Eva BATALLER PERELLÓ
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