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Non-GMO Market Report Shines A Light On The Three Main Crops

According to the latest Non-GMO Market Report, published today by ENGA, the three main Non-GMO crops in the EU – soy, maize and rape – have seen…

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Non-GMO Summit 2024 Programme Announced: Navigating The Future of Non-GMO Production

The EU could stand on the cusp of enormous regulatory change when it comes to New GMOs or New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) - the topic which is going to…

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No New GMO legislation in this legislative period

Member states have not been able to find a common position on New GMOs (New Genomic Techniques/NGTs) at the AGRIFISH Council. This means that the…

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11 Million Euros of Funding For Two New GMO Detection Research Projects

The EU is funding two detection projects for New GMOs to the sum of €11m. The projects, whose funding was agreed by the EU in December 2023, and which…

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"Ohne GenTechnik" seal celebrates 15 years in Germany

2024 marks 15 years of Non-GMO products in Germany, labelled with the “Ohne GenTechnik” (“without genetic engineering”) seal. And this important…

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European Parliament voted for the right to know whether New GMOs are in value chains and food

In contrast to the EU Commission and the AGRI and ENVI Committees, and to the complete surprise of many observers, the plenary of the Parliament voted…

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Non-GMO Market Report Points to Positive Outlook For Three Main Crops

In the second of the Non-GMO Market Reports, jointly produced by ENGA, Donau Soja and the ProTerra Foundation, an optimistic picture is painted of the…

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Industry open letter successfully influenced EU Parliament’s plenary vote on MEPs

An open letter to the Chair of the EPP Group, Manfred Weber, widely distributed to members of all parliamentarian groups and signed by over 310 food…

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European Parliament chooses its position: for labelling and traceability of all New GMOs

In its plenary vote today on New GMOs, the European Parliament voted in favour of labelling and traceability requirements for all New GMOs, following…

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Environment Committee gave New GMOs deregulation a go-ahead – trilogue not started

47 votes in favour, 31 against and 4 abstentions - on 24th of January the EU Parliament’s Environment Committee agreed to a deregulation of New GMOs…

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Food companies across Europe raise their voices against deregulation of New GMOs

With the path of the legislation for New GMOs (or New Genomic Techniques – NTGs) reaching a preliminary peak with the vote in the European…

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Key Committee in the European Parliament Shows Utter Disregard for Transparency of New GMOs

In a bleak day, both for citizens’ right to know what is in the food they are eating and for the food industry, today (24 January) the European…

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Support the Right to Know Whether There Are New GMOs in Food

The German companies Alb-Gold, Alnatura, Andechser, dm and Frosta have launched an initiative to preserve labelling and freedom of choice for GM foods…

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NGT deregulation proposal stumbles in Council, but not in Parliament's AGRI Committee

No qualified majority in AGRIFISH Council for Spanish presidency's proposal to widely deregulate NGTs

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Non-GMO food in Europe – a force to be reckoned with 

The sometimes-heard claim that Non-GMO is a niche market within the food sector can now be well and truly refuted thanks to a new publication from…

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NGT proposal: serious disquiet among big supermarkets and environmental groups in 3 major EU countries

It is not always the case that major environmental groups and big supermarket chains have the same message to law makers, but in a growing swell of…

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The Future of Non-GMO Food Production in the EU - The Video

In November, ENGA organised an event in the European Parliament: “The Future of Non-GMO Production in the EU - The possible deregulation of New…

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Statement from ENGA: AGRIFISH Council

Today (11th December 2023) the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union concluded that there is not the necessary majority of Member…

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Leading representatives of the food retail industry: Proposed EU legislation on new genomic techniques must not jeopardize consumer choice, organic farming, and food price stability.

ENGA has published an open letter on behalf of leading food retailers based in Germany and Austria to MEPs on the ENVI and AGRI Committees regarding…

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Raising the Voice of the Non-GMO Food Sector to the European Parliament

EU lawmakers are negotiating a new legislation around New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) – or New GMOs – and the food industry (from those representing…

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European Parliament and Member States at odds over New GMOs

Positions differ widely in both the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on New…

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A spotlight on the main Non-GM crops in the EU

A new market report published by ENGA, in cooperation with Donau Soja and the ProTerra Foundation, shines a spotlight on the main Non-GMO crops in the…

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Non-GMO Food Sectors - What's their Economic Significance?

ENGA has published a short insight into the EU Non-GMO food sectors, both conventional and organic, and their significance economically.

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New Genomic Techniques – time for the European Parliament to stand up for its citizens

Negotiations are in full swing on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on New GMOs (New Genomic Techniques). With the Commission…

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Draft rapporteur’s report on New Genomic Techniques “an affront”

The draft report of the rapporteur of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is completely…

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White Paper: Commission’s proposal requires wholesale improvement

ENGA’s Austrian member ARGE Gentechnik-frei, in cooperation with the Austrian Environment Agency, has analysed the EU Commission’s proposal for a new…

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An Interview with Fritz Konz, Head of Quality and Environment at German supermarket, tegut…

For German supermarket chain, tegut… , a family business in operation for more than 70 years, sustainability in its many and diverse forms is a vital…

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International Non-GMO Summit 2023 - The Video

The International Non-GMO Summit 2023, held in Frankfurt on 9th-10th May, brought together 200 industry representatives from 19 countries and 4…

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Plant-based foods – a cultural revolution

The interest in plant-based foods in Europe continues apace. And, whilst the drivers behind increased rates of veganism and the uptick in…

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NGT deregulation proposal – GMO-free food production at risk

On the 5th July the Commission presented its legislative proposal on “plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed.” It…

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Soy: the bean that shaped the world

It was 150 years ago that the soybean officially arrived in Europe, in 1873, at the World Exposition in Vienna, where Japanese and Chinese delegations…

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Press release: Deregulation of New Genomic Techniques – GMO-free agriculture and food production is at stake

With its proposed legislation on New Genomic Techniques - published today - the European Commission plans to unleash untested and unlabelled GMOs onto…

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Letter to European Commissioners: The leaked legislative proposal to deregulate new genomic techniques

ENGA has written to the European Commissioners responsible for the European Commission's legislative proposal on New Genomic techniques, following the…

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ENGA comment on leaked European Commission proposed NGT deregulation

ENGA commented on the leaked draft regulation on New Genomic Techniques.

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Boom year for Non-GMO soy bean crop in Brazil

After a historically low crop of Non-GMO soy beans of below two million tonnes in the 2021/22 harvest in Brazil, this year looks set to see a bumper…

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New study proves that certified, sustainable Non-GMO soybean meal has a hugely reduced carbon footprint

According to a new study, sustainable certified European soybean meal leads to 82% less carbon emissions compared to the average soybean available on…

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International Non-GMO Summit provides food for thought for a thriving market

The International Non-GMO Summit (which took place in Frankfurt in May 2023) brought together 200 participants from 19 countries and four continents.…

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Deregulation of New Genomic Techniques – what is at risk?

This July it is expected that the European Commission will publish its legislative proposal for the deregulation of plants derived from “New Genomic…

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International Non-GMO Summit in Frankfurt - GMO-free requires dialogue and cooperation along the entire value chain

Consumers want food that is produced without genetic engineering and deforestation. There is sufficient Non-GMO, deforestation-free feed (made from…

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Meet our member: Upländer Farmers’ Dairy

The Upländer Farmers’ Dairy was founded in 1996 by 18 organic farmers together with environmentalists, private and business people. Today it includes…

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MEPs agree on new deforestation regulation ahead of Summit

During its plenary session in Strasbourg last week (19 April), MEPs voted on and overwhelmingly passed a new law, which effectively bans the selling…

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Deregulation of new GMOs: Raising resistance in the EU, Bill adopted in England

At a meeting of the EU Environment Council the 16th of March, seven ministers challenged the EU Commission’s upcoming legislative proposal on…

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International Non-GMO Summit 2023 on May 9-10th in Frankfurt, Germany

High-level Representatives of the full Non-GMO Value Chain to Meet at Unprecedented Global Conference

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Meet our member: Impetus Bioscience

Impetus Bioscience is an independent and neutral laboratory, located in Bremen, Germany. Focused on DNA based methods since 1996, they are pioneers in…

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The rise of sustainable diets and demand for plant-based foods

Recent years have seen a marked shift in consumer buying patterns when it comes to meat and dairy products, partly as a response to the climate crisis…

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Speakers from the whole food value chain at Non-GMO Summit

With the final agenda now confirmed, the Non-GMO Summit will feature high-level speakers from across the food value chain and with representatives…

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ENGA in the media – why New GMOs need to be strictly regulated

ENGA recently contributed an article to industry magazine, New Food, outlining - contrary to the UK’s current trajectory – why it’s vital that the…

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Key speakers announced for Non-GMO Summit 2023

Major retailers, food producers and Non-GMO industry associations are amongst the line-up of key speakers at the International Non-GMO Summit.…

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Non-GM soybeans – growing from strength to strength in Europe

After 2022’s harvest, more than 1 million tonnes of Donau Soja / Europe Soya-certified non-GM soybeans, all of them deforestation- and…

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Interview with New ENGA Member: Lampert

ENGA interviews new member Lampert to hear more about why they wanted to become a member, what the benefits are and what challenges face the sector.

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GMO-Free Conference in the European Parliament, Brussels

On 17 November, GMO-Free Europe hosted a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels. Given the high level of political attention on the topic of…

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Non-GMO and Deforestation-free go hand-in-hand

Deforestation-free is a key element of sustainable and environmentally friendly agri-food systems. For many food producers, however, switching to…

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International Non-GMO Summit - website now live!

The website of the International Non-GMO Summit 2023, (9-10 May) in Frankfurt, is now live!

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Ten things the food industry should know about New GMOs: Number 10

The food/retail sector is in favour of maintaining the current risk assessment and transparency standards for New GMOs.

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Ten things the food sector needs to know about New GMOs: Number 9

The EU cannot meet its Green Deal goals by relying on unproven technologies like New GMOs.

 

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60+ Organisations Join Forces to call on UK and EU Supermarkets to take action against deregulation of New GMOs

This month ENGA joined more than 60 organisations, based in the UK and the EU, calling on retailers to exercise their influence to support civil…

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ENGA to co-host International Non-GMO Summit 2023

Save the date: 09-10 May 2023, Frankfurt, Germany

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European Commission publishes summary report on public consultation on New Genomic Techniques

Following its public consultation on New Genomic Techniques, which was launched in April this year and ran for 12 weeks, the European Commission has…

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The advantages of current EU GMO legislation

In the EU, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are strictly regulated in order to protect human and animal health and the environment. We examine…

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Joint letter urges retailers to take action against the weakening of regulation of new GMOs

A joint letter signed by over 60 organisations, including ENGA, asks EU and UK retailers to exercise their influence to support civil society and…

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Open letter: European Commission's biased road to deregulation of New GMOs

ENGA has, along with 40 organisations, signed a joint open letter to Commissioner Kyriakides raising our serious concerns about the European…

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New GMO law in Moldova means GMOs will be strictly regulated and may be banned

New GMO laws just passed by the Moldovan Parliament puts the country's legislation level with the EU's.

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Brazil forecasts record soy harvest

It has been a good year for soy in Brazil and forecasts for this year’s harvest are positive.

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European soy harvest remains stable, despite challenges

Despite the huge challenges facing the European soy market, mostly triggered by the war in Ukraine with its significant soy cultivation areas, the…

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10 Things the Food Sector Needs to Know About New GMOs: Number 8

In the case of deregulation of New GMOs the Non-GMO food sector will be at enormous risk.

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Letter to EU Commission: ENGA’s non-participation in targeted survey on NGT’s

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10 Things The Food Sector Needs to Know About New GMOs: Number 7

If there are challenges to the detectability and traceability of New GMOs they can be overcome.

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Why New GMOs are GMOs according to EU law – the European Court of Justice ruling

We take a look at the ECJ's ruling on New GMOs and why it means that, according to EU law, old GMOs and New GMOs are GMOs.

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What terms are used for New GMOs and why?

Consumers are generally not well informed about New GMOs and one of the reasons for that is the language used to name them. The terms for New GMOs are…

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10 Things The Food Sector Needs to Know About New GMOs: Number 6

The majority of Europeans want GM food to be labelled as GMOs, including also food produced with new GM techniques

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Record levels of soy planting across Europe

The latest figures, recently published in Donau Soja's June Market Report, reveal that, despite the war in Ukraine, soy areas across Europe are likely…

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Continued growth in German Non-GMO market shows continued strong demand for Non-GMO products and labelling

Recently published data from ENGA member and German Non-GMO labelling platform, VLOG, shows continued growth in sales in "Ohne Gentechnik" (Non-GMO)…

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Final call to participate in the European Commission’s consultation on New Genomic Techniques

On 22 July the European Commission's consultation on New Genomic Techniques will close. This is the last chance the for sector to ENGA-ge and have…

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10 things the food sector needs to know about New GMOs: Number 5

If New GMOs are de-regulated, labelling and traceability requirements will not apply.

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New GMOs: only 3 products on the market and very little detail on success

Until now, New GMOs are promises, not a market reality. Only three crops in three countries have made it to the market.

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10 things the food sector needs to know about New GMOs: Number 4

New GMOs have no safety record, their safety is only a claim.

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New GMOs - what is the consumer response?

When it comes to consumers – those, in the end, who are supposed to actually be buying and consuming New GMOs – they are generally not very aware of…

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10 things the food sector needs to know about New GMOs: number 3

New GMOs are not a “magic pill” help society in tackling issues such as climate change, drought, pressure on natural resources etc…

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10 things the food sector needs to know about New GMOs: number 2

Targeted mutagenesis is the term for new GMOs that are produced with new genetic engineering methods, such as CRISPR/Cas, TALENs and others. In this…

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10 things the food sector needs to know about New GMOs

New GMOs are promises, not reality. Their benefits are unproven and their risks are still unknown…

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Biased framing of European Commission questionnaire shows that it is on a path towards de-regulation of New GMOs

ENGA is calling upon the Non-GMO business sector to stand up for its business interests and participate in the consultation

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European Commission Launches Consultation on Regulation of New Genomic Techniques

Non-GMO Association Calls on Food Sector to Stand Up for GMO Labelling by Participating

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Will Your Eggs be GMO-Free this Easter?

As consumers around Europe stock up on eggs ahead of Easter celebrations, ENGA takes a glimpse at the state of the Non-GMO egg market in two European…

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Europe's Food Retail Sector Calls for Clear Regulation of New GMOs

The "Retailers' Resolution against Deregulating New GMOs" demands that all GMOs on plates and fields should remain strictly regulated in the EU, the…

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ENGA's Response to Commissioner Kyriakides

Large-scale deregulation of new GMOs is key target of the Commission: ENGA expressed its concerns in a letter (9 September 2021) to Commissioner…

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Response of Commissioner Kyriakides to "Retailers' Resolution"

No commitment to risk assessment and transparency for new GMOs: Commissioner Kyriakides responded in a letter (29 of June 2021) on behalf of the…

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