New GMOs are 'not GM' -- EU folds under US pressure
Date Written: 21/04/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19337
The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new "gene editing" techniques as non-GM -- in violation of the EU's own laws. The move could make the 'new GMOs' exempt from labeling and from health and environmental testing.