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EU court says crops obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs

By Jane Byrne

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the so-called new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs). It said crops obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs as the techniques and methods of mutagenesis alter the genetic material of a plant in a way that does...

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EFSA in radical transparency overhaul

By Niamh Michail

In a radical revamp of its risk assessment process, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) could publish confidential data if deemed essential to protecting public health, according to draft rules aimed at boosting transparency and trust in science.

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EU approves €54bn Bayer-Monsanto deal

By Will Chu

The European Commission has approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto, with the German pesticides supplier committed to selling off certain parts of its business as part of the agreement.

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SPECIAL EDITION: ORGANIC AND NON-GMO

Can organic food capitalise on flagging confidence in the food industry?

By David Burrows

Since the horsemeat scandal of 2013 there has been a steady stream of food scares and scandals, which has played neatly into the hands of organic food. Sales were up more than 11% in Europe at the last count, but is the sector making the most of growing...

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