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ENGA Newsletter No. 14 : October 2023

Dear readers,

The negotiations on the European Commission’s proposal for a new regulation on New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) have gained momentum. In the Council the Spanish presidency is pushing for member states to reach a common position by the end of its term in December 2023. In the European Parliament the rapporteur’s draft report is scheduled for 29th November and a plenary vote in its February session in 2024. Due to too-pressing timelines and many unanswered questions, it is unclear whether the legislative process will be completed before the end of the Commission’s and parliament’s term of office. 

If it were up to ENGA’s Austrian member ARGE Gentechnik-frei “The proposal requires wholesale improvement!” This is the title of a White Paper, that, after a comprehensive analysis, recommends companies taking a clear position with customers and politicians, to emphasise the vital significance of GM-free production for consumers, farmers and food processors. ENGA could not have put it better. For further information or lobby activities, please get in touch with us.

A company that is taking a clear position is the German supermarket chain tegut… , an ENGA member. “GMO-free is a core requirement of our understanding of good food”, as the company’s Head of Quality and Environment, Fritz Konz points out. Read the full interview here

Save the date (and take a look at the 2023 video): We are happy to announce the 2nd International Non-GMO summit, taking place 7-8 October 2024 in Frankfurt/Germany. 

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Kind regards, 
Heike Moldenhauer
Secretary General

White Paper: Commission’s proposal requires wholesale improvement

For an in-depth analysis of the European Commission's proposal on "New Genomic Techniques", look no further! ENGA’s member ARGE Gentechnik-frei, in cooperation with the Austrian Environment Agency, has published a White Paper which analyses the EU Commission’s proposal and outlines the significant risks associated with it. 

An Interview with Fritz Konz, from German supermarket, tegut…

For this family-run Germany-based supermarket Non-GMO is important - to them and to their customers. ENGA explored this and more with tegut...'s Head of Quality and Environment, Fritz Konz. Read on to discover why Non-GMO is a basic requirement and a key element of sustainability for the supermarket. 

Save The Date: International Non-GMO Summit 2024

Off the back of the successful 2023 International Non-GMO Summit, we're excited to announce that the Summit will take place again next year.

Save the date: 7-8 October 2024, Frankfurt, Germany.

To get a glimpse of this year's Summit, the wide range of participants - with 200 industry representatives from 19 countries and 4 continents - and the packed agenda, take a look at the official summit video. 

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