19/05/2021

New GMOs in Europe? Slow Food Europe podcast with our Policy Coordinator

Slow Food Europe just launched a podcast series dedicated to European food and farming policies, gathering experts to discuss hot topics in Brussels and give insights on the European negotiations.

For the first instalment of the series, Slow Food Europe follows up on the European Commission’s long-awaited in-house study on the ‘status of new genomic techniques under Union law and in light of the Court of Justice ruling in Case C-528/16’.

IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy Coordinator on GMOs, Patent and Seeds, Martin Sommer, sheds light on the European organic movement’s vision on this complex topic and explains what new GMOs are, how they differ from old GMOs and the EU latest developments on the matter.

Tune in to the first episode to discover why the Commission’s report is not adequately addressing citizens and consumers’ perspective on this hot topic and why taking new GMOs out of the existing regulation threatens the development of organic and GMO-free agriculture.

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For more information on the organic food and farming movement’s position on the study, read our press release.

Other speakers include Elisa d’Aloisio, peasant farmer at the European Coordination Via Campesina who holds a PhD in genetics and practical expertise in GMOs, and Madeleine Coste, Policy Office at Slow Food Europe.

New episodes of the podcast series will be released every two-months on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

For more information on GMOs and IFOAM Organics Europe’s work on this issue, please contact martin.sommer@organicseurope.bio. Please do note that we prioritise our members’ requests.

IFOAM Organics Europe members can find more information on the member extranet. For information about what you can gain from being a member, read our membership page and contact membership@organicseurope.bio.

 
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