According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive.
Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 04/18, Luxembourg, 18 January 2018 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-528/16 The ‘GMO Directive’1 regulates the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their placing on the market within the EU. In particular, the organisms covered by that Directive must be authorised […]
Executive Summary: The advent of gene editing as a plant breeding method presents important opportunities for making very precise changes in genomes to obtain desired traits or remove undesirable traits. As with all newly developed plants, plants with genetic changes obtained through genome editing are subject to existing plant-variety development systems. In as far as those […]
ECJ judgment: EU Member States may not adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed unless it is evident that there is a serious risk to health or the environment
Press release of the Court of Justice of the European Union, 13 September 2017 In 1998, the European Commission authorised the placing on the market of genetically modified maize MON 810. In its decision, the Commission referred to the opinion of the Scientific Committee which stated that there was no reason to believe that that […]