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ENGA Newsletter No. 09 : February 2023

Dear readers,

After 2022’s harvest, more than 1 million tonnes of Donau Soja / Europe Soya-certified non-GM soybeans, all of them deforestation- and conversion-free, have been produced and certified in Europe. This is about a third of all Non-GMO soy needed in the EU. Our article Non-GM soybeans – growing from strength to strength in Europe explains how Donau Soja’s Protein Partnerships Programme is developing the potential for soybean cultivation in non-EU, European countries - including Ukraine - even further.

Meanwhile, the agenda for the International Non-GMO Summit is filling up with confirmed speakers. And we’re delighted to welcome Instituto Soja Livre from Brazil as a partner! Please note that the Summit is a physical event and it’s necessary to reserve your ticket directly on the website: 

In the EU, the Commission has announced that it will publish its legislative proposal for a deregulation of New GMOs around the 7th June. The reasons why the food sector has a lot to lose and why it should raise its voice for its business interests I explained in an opinion piece for New Food Magazine.

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Kind regards,

Heike Moldenhauer

Secretary General

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

2022 was a bumper harvest of Donau Soja / Europe Soya-certified non-GM soybeans, with a milestone 1 million tonnes harvested. But, in a complex picture, the EU soy yields were down in 2022. Our article examines the huge potential for soybean cultivation in non-EU European countries, such as Ukraine and Moldova, and takes a look at how Donau Soja’s Protein Partnerships is successfully boosting soy production in Europe. 

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. Speakers announced so far include representatives from SPAR Austria, HOFER (Aldi Süd), ADM Straubing, Arla Foods, PHW Group, ATK Group and Instituto Soja Livre.

Don't miss out: find out more and register now (the Summit is an "in person" event, you must register for tickets on the Summit website). 

What has the food sector got to lose if New GMOs are de-regulated? This is the question that ENGA Secretary General, Heike Moldenhauer, examines in an article for industry magazine, New Food, outlining - contrary to the UK’s current trajectory - why it’s vital that the status quo of a strict regulation of New GMOs is maintained in the EU.

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