Food Law News - EU - 1996

14 November 1996: NOVEL FOODS - Genetically modified maize.

Commission - The Week in Europe, 14 November 1996

Genetically Modified Maize.

The Commission has postponed a decision on authorisation for the placing on the market of genetically modified maize until three scientific committees have delivered their opinions. It now expects to deal with the issue in December, after it has received the opinions of the Scientific Committees on Food, on Animal Nutrition, and for Pesticides. Any decision needs to be taken on the best basis for assessing the effects on health and the environment, and to be widely acceptable, Commissioner Ritt Bjerregaard said.

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