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Parliament failed to reach the required majority, leaving the decision in the hands of the commission  ©iStock

MEPs oppose GM approvals but Commission will have the final say

By Louis Gore-Langton

EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to make the final decision.

Individual EU countries will now be allowed to approve or ban the use of GMOs

Scientists welcome EU country ruling on GM

By Michael Stones

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has welcomed a new EU law enabling Member States to decide for themselves whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be approved in their countries.

FAO survey: 38 countries believe different policies on GM has contributed to the risk of contamination

FAO calls for tighter GM controls

FAO: Global co-operation needed to curb GM contamination

By Nicola Cottam

Global contamination of non-genetically modified (GM) food and feed by GMOs will only increase without clearer policies and a tightening of the regulatory framework, says the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).