Is the EU Commission NGTs deregulation proposal science based?

At the end of last year, the French Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labour Protection (ANSES) published a statement on the EU Commission's deregulation proposal for new genomic techniques expressing doubts on its scientific basis. Read the ANSES opinion in English on their website.

At the end of last year, the French Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labour Protection (ANSES) published a statement on the EU Commission’s deregulation proposal for new genomic techniques (NGTs, NBTs or new GMOs), which ENVI voted in favour of yesterday. The opinion expresses doubts on the scientific basis of some of the claims made in the proposal.

Read the ANSES opinion in English on their website.

Download the full document in French.

A commentary of the French document appeared on a blog post by the title New genetic techniques: when science meets the EU Commission and (vested) interests by former SPD State Secretary, German Christoph Habermann.
Read in German.

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