The European Parliament recently passed laws allowing the approval of EU member states on their own, to prohibit or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their territory. The decree will be submitted to the Council of Europe. Once approved by the Council, the Act will come into effect this spring.
Analysts believe that the Act will ensure that Member States have more flexibility, the right to own or agree to prohibit GM crops in the country, regardless of whether or not to support EU legislation.
According to statistics, so far, nine European countries, including Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, developed a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops “safeguard clause”, but these terms because there is no support for EU-related laws and regulations, “the State Act “but the big” EU law “, in the end who to listen to, Gu” Which head “will make it very distressed farmers, growers and even some genetically modified crops so the national report on the EU court.
Now more and more clear responsibilities. Act enters into force, under the new regulation, even if the adoption of GM crops to health and environmental risk assessment conducted by the European Food Safety Authority, EU member states have the right to prohibit its cultivation in their territory. The drafters of the Act report, the European Parliament from Belgium Frederick said Act gives the power to make decisions independent member states want to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops, which many people look forward to the EU. Frederick also said that Member States must effectively guarantee the independence of research on genetically modified. Act relates only to genetically modified crops, genetically modified products and transportation and does not involve research, such as the EU is currently a large number of imported GM feed, States are required to comply with the provisions of EU unity. At the same time, the approval process of genetically modified crops into the EU market remains unchanged. A separate risk assessment of all GM crops in the EU market before they are authorized, must be set by the European Food Safety Authority.