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2005-04-21 |

Bt10: EU Commission requires certification of US exports to stop unauthorised GMO entering the EU

The EU temporarily banned imports of U.S. maize feed and grains unless there is proof they are free of an illegal genetically modified organism. A test has been provided by Syngenta and GeneScan and approved by the EU</p><p><a href="http://www.saveourseeds.org/en/frame.php?page=../dossier/syngenta_bt10">SOS Dossier on bt10 - constantly updated</a></p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/05/437&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">EU Press Release</a></p><p><a href="http://www.syngenta.com/en/media/article.aspx?pr=041505&Lang=en">Syngenta Press Release: Syngenta supports EU in targeted certification program for two animal feed maize products</a>

2005-04-19 |

EU: Register of existing GM food and feed products published

The EU Commission has published a list of 26 genetically modified products which have been legally on the EU market since before the new legislative framework for authorising GM food and feed had entered into effect. These so-called 'existing products' were either approved under former EU legislation, or did not require approval at the time that they were put on the market</p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/05/439&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN">EU Press Release</a></p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/05/130&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN">EU Commission: Questions & answers on GMO 'existing products' register</a></p><p><a href="http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/food/biotechnology/authorisation/register_notification/index.htm">EU Commission: the register notifications</a>

2005-04-16 |

Schwarzböck new president of EU farmers organisation

The Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union (COPA) today unanimously elected Rudolf Schwarzböck new Presidentfor the period 2005 - 2007. Schwarzböck has been the President of the Austrian Chambers of Agriculture, which expressed a distinctly critical position on GMO over the past years</p><p><a href="http://www.copa-cogeca.be/en/pressreleases.asp">COPA Press release in various languages: Rudolf Schwarzböck elected President</a></p><p><a href="http://www.saveourseeds.org/downloads/landwirtschafts_praesidenten_at_07_04.pdf">Letter of Austrian Chamber of Ag on GMO and Seed thresholds to the EU Commission (german olny)</a>

2005-04-12 |

Italy: Constitutional Court confirms GMO Free regional laws

The Italian Constitutional court confirmed the laws in Marche and Puglia, which declare these Regions GMO free</p><p><a href="http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200504122141-1351-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia">AGI: Go ahead for gmo free produce</a>

2005-04-05 |

Poland: Lodskie goes GMO free

On March 31st 2005, the Province of Lodskie, in central southern Poland,declared itself a GMO Free Zone.Lodze has a population of 2.5 million and covers an area of 18,220 km2. Thecapitol city is Lodz</p><p><a href="http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/countries/poland/poland.html">overview Poland</a>

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