Greater Flexibility Planned on GMOs (Anon)

Keywords

Crops; EU law; Genetically modified organisms; Member States; Agriculture, European Union

Abstract

Explores the proposals made by the European Health Commissioner to increase the freedom of Member States to decide on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), focusing on the approvals mechanism for GM maize crops, the powers under Directive 2001/18 to impose provisional restrictions on the sale of GM products in certain Member States, the question of compatibility between unrestrained population growth and food security, and the benefits offered by new technologies for GM applications.

Citation

(2011) 171 Farm Law 1-4

Paper

Greater Flexibility Planned on GMOs