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GMO Authorisation

Applicants can apply for GMO authorisations by submitting a dossier with experimental data and a risk assessment.

Authorisations are valid throughout the EU and may be for:

  • Cultivation
  • Marketing of food and feed and derived products

If the GMO is to be used in food or feed without cultivation: applying for food and feed purposes is enough.

If the GMO is to be used in food or feed with cultivation in the EU: companies need applying both cultivation and food/feed purposes under the same Regulation.

If the GMO is not to be used in food or feed: applying for authorisation for cultivation is enough.

More information

Communication/Proposal adopted by the Commission - 22/04/2015

Press Material

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Further information

Contained use

Evaluation of GMO legislation

EU decision-making process explained

Applicants can apply for GMO authorisations by submitting a dossier with experimental data and a risk assessment.

Field trials

Anyone intending to introduce GMOs into the environment for experimental purposes must first get authorisation from the relevant national authority in...

GMO authorisations for food and feed

The process for authorisation of GM for food and feed in the EU takes place under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003.