Media Release: European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation of risks of genetically engineered soybeans


Decision on a legal challenge of three non-governmental organisations against approval of a soybeans from Monsanto (Bayer) [Media Release in German] 12 September 2019 / Today, the European Court of Justice published the decision on a legal case filed by Testbiotech together with the …

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Einseitige Angriffe und eine voreingenommene Berichterstattung zum EuGH Urteil über neue Gentechnikmethoden entlarven ein anmassendes und unaufgeklärtes Wissenschafts- Demokratie- und Rechtsverständnis


Verfasst von: Dr. Eva Gelinsky und Dr. Angelika Hilbeck – ENSSER Einleitung “Nothing has been “banned”. Interpreting laws that simply recognise the novelty and distinctiveness of different kinds of GM breeding processes, the ECJ is merely offering a consistent framework of interpretation within which …

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One-sided attacks and biased reporting of the ECJ judgement regarding new genetic engineering methods reveal an arrogant and unenlightened understanding of science, democracy and law


By Dr Eva Gelinsky and Dr Angelika Hilbeck – ENSSER   Introduction “Nothing has been “banned”. Interpreting laws that simply recognise the novelty and distinctiveness of different kinds of GM breeding processes, the ECJ is merely offering a consistent framework of interpretation within which …

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First Signatories to the ENSSER Statement on New Genetic Modification Techniques


Michael Antoniou, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King’s College London, London, UK Ricarda Steinbrecher, EcoNexus, UK Angelika Hilbeck, Institute of Integrative Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland András Székács, Professor, Agro-Environmental Research Institute, National Agricultural Research and …

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Letter to the Rector of the University of Rosario to express ENSSER’s support to Prof. Damián Verzeñassi and his team from the Institute of Socio-Environmental Health, University of Rosario, Argentina


In response to the threats to Prof. Damián Verzeñassi and his team from the Institute of Socio-Environmental Health (Medicine School of the National University of Rosario, Argentina), ENSSER wrote and endorsed a letter of support {link}. Since 2010, Prof. Damián Verzeñassi together with his …

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Statement “No scientific consensus on GMO safety” published in Environmental Sciences Europe


The statement “No scientific consensus on GMO safety” has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe. Please view the press release here. The statement was signed by almost 300 scientists, physicians, social scientists, academics, and specialists in legal aspects and risk assessment of GM crops …

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Statement: No scientific consensus on GMO safety


-the statement is also available in Francaise, Castellano, Nederlands, 普通話,  Português, Deutsch – As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs),[1] we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers …

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GM maize in México: An irreversible path away from agricultural biodiversity, farmer livelihoods and the right to food within the center of origin of maize


Recommendations and requests – a call to action A pro-forma public consultation period in México of requests for commercial-scale planting of GM maize has just finished as the last procedural hurdle on the path to approval, despite all previous efforts to convey. We conclude …

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Conference Documentation Published: Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety GMO Risk Assessment, Independent Biosafety Research and Holistic Analysis


Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety GMO Risk Assessment, Independent Biosafety Research and Holistic Analysis   This conference took place in the wake of the 6th meeting of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP-6)  2012.  View the full documenation of the conference View the program …

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ENSSER Comments on Séralini et al. 2012


ENSSER comments “Questionable Biosafety of GMOs, Double Standards and, Once Again, a ‘Shooting-the-Messenger’ Style Debate” available in English, Castellano, and 中文! 05 Oct 2012 – The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) welcomes the study “Long term toxicity of a …

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ENSSER calls for scientific debate of potential health risks of GM wheat instead of ad hominem attacks on researchers


On 11 September 2012, the Science Media Centre (SMC) published response comments (by Prof. Rick Roush, Assoc. Prof. Peter Dearden, Prof. Peter Langridge and Dr. Ian Edwards) in reply to expert scientific opinions about the safety of GM wheat varieties that have been developed …

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ENSSER Comments on the EFSA Draft Guidance on the Risk Assessment of Food and Feed from Genetically Modified Animals


 30 Sep 2011 – The current “Draft Guidance on the risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified animals including animal health and welfare aspects published by EFSA on August 10, 2011 is based on risk assessment concepts that do not take into …

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23rd Meeting of the GMO Round Table


Upon request, ENSSER has advised the Hungarian GMO Round Table, advisory body of the Agricultural and Environmental Committees of the Hungarian Parliament regarding the GM seed contamination that occurred  in Hungary, a situation very similar to GM seed contamination in Germany in 2010. The …

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Support Letter / Lettre Soutien for Gilles-Eric Séralini & Co-Authors


May 10, 2010 – ENSSER and FSC invite you to sign the support letter for Professor Séralini and his colleagues Joël Spiroux de Vendômois and Dominique Cellier who have become the targets of a discreditation campaign from certain sectors of the scientific community. This …

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ENSSER comments on EFSA Draft guidance document for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants


 29 Apr 2010 – The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) was founded with the aim to advance science and research for the protection of the environment, biological diversity and human health against negative impacts of new technologies and their …

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ENSSER Comments on the EFSA Guidance on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants


22 Mar 2010 – The Guidance introduces new principles and concepts for environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants (GMP ERA), in the first place the principle of the “comparative safety assessment” as a reformulation of the “concept of substantial equivalence”. Further, the Guidance …

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