Plants highlights

Plants highlights

Maize Mon 87411
14/11/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses has been published on 14 November 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.

Soybean
06/08/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified soybean for food and feed uses has been published on 2 August 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month period.

Corn with leaves
26/07/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses has been published on 25 July 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion for a one month period.

Cotton GHB614 x LLCotton25 x MON15985
26/07/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified cotton for food and feed uses was published on 26 July 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during a one month period.

12/07/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses was published on 11 July 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments for a one month period.

Maize Mon 87411
02/07/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses has been published on 02 July 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion over the course of 1 month.

Maize MON 87403
26/04/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses, import and processing, was published on 26 April 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion over the course of one month.

Cotton GHB614 x LLCotton25 x MON15985
20/04/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified cotton for food and feed uses has been published on 20 April 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion over the course of one month.

13/04/2018

One new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses, import and processing, has been published on 11 April 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.

27/02/2018

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses, import and processing, has been published on 26 February 2018. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.

Corn with leaves
29/11/2017

One new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses, import and processing, has been published on 28 November 2017. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.

Rapeseed plant and rapeseed field
28/11/2017

A new EFSA opinion for the renewal of feed and other products containing and consisting of genetically modified oilseed rapes Ms8, Rf3 and Ms8 x Rf3 has been published on 28 November 2017. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month period.

Pesticides explained - infographic
17/11/2017

Infographic on the roles and responsibilities of EU institutional actors and Member States in authorising and using pesticides. It also includes data and examples of good practice on the sustainable use of pesticides and the maximum residue limits in foods.

Young sugar beet plant in field, selective focus.
17/11/2017

A new EFSA opinion on genetically modified sugar beet for food and feed uses has been published on 16 November 2017. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.

25/10/2017

One new EFSA opinion on genetically modified maize for food and feed uses, import and processing, has been published on 5 September 2017. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, the public may make comments on this opinion during 1 month.

Brexit: Notice to business operators in the field of GMO
20/09/2017

A notice to business operators in the field of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on Genetically Modified Food and Feed and Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of GMO into the environment was released.

Conference: Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture
04/09/2017

The European Commission is organising a high-level conference on "Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – Paving the way for responsible innovation". This one-day conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 28 September 2017

Launch of harmonised certification scheme for fruit propagating material and fruit plants
17/01/2017

A set of new rules, proposed by the Commission, to modernise and harmonise the production and marketing chain for fruit propagating material and fruit plants, applies as of 1 January 2017.

Annual Europhyt Report 2015
21/12/2016

The Commission has published its annual Europhyt – Interceptions report. With the increase in trade, the risk of introducing new plant pests and diseases has increased. Therefore measures to prevent their introduction and spread are essential.

New fodder plant species approved
19/12/2016

The Commission approved the inclusion of new fodder plant species, in particular legumes, into the scope of the Directive on marketing seed of fodder plants.

GMOs: Commission authorises GMOs for food/feed use
19/12/2016

The Commission authorised the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from four related GM maizes.

21/10/2016

Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms Scientific on an application for authorisation of placing on the market of GM cotton GHB 119 for food and feed uses, import and processing, submitted under Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 by Bayer CropScience AG.

18/04/2016

Member States experts endorsed additional measures against Xylella fastidiosa, one of the most dangerous plant bacteria known worldwide.

15/04/2016

Member State endorsed emergency measures proposed by the Commission, with stricter requirements for the importation citrus fruit from Brazil, South Africa and Uruguay. The measures are intended to increase the protection against fruits contaminated with citrus black spot, a harmful plant disease not native to Europe

26/01/2016

The EU has committed close to €11.5 million to support the survey programmes for plant pests in 22 Member States in 2016. Large part of the budget will be dedicated to the survey of Xylella fastidiosa and of Pinewood Nematode.

25/01/2016

FOREMATIS currently lists almost 94.000 entries of planted forest tree species compiled on the basis of Member States' national lists. It provides information on their origin, type and location.

22/09/2015

Since May 2015, EU has taken measures to eradicate Xylella fastidiosa, with the aim of preventing the further spread of the bacterium within the EU.

24/04/2015

The Commission has adopted 10 new authorisations for GMOs for food/feed use, 7 renewals of existing authorisations and authorised the importation of 2 GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed).

22/04/2015

The Commission proposes to amend the GMO legislation giving Member States more freedom to restrict, or prohibit the use of EU-authorised GMOs in food or feed on their territory.

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