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ENGA Newsletter No. 20 : May 2024

Dear Readers,

New GMOs have proved to be a “thorny” issue for the Belgian Presidency, with the impasse continuing and still no common position found in the AGRIFISH Council. The Belgian Presidency has one more month to reach a ‘general approach’, then they will pass the file - and controversial topics like patents, traceability, labelling and coexistence - to Hungary.

There could not, therefore, be a better time to make sure that you are up to speed on the status of the EU negotiations and what a possible new regulation would mean for all operators across the Non-GMO value chain. If you would like a first-hand update on the legislation, if you’re interested in the latest strategies and technologies to exclude New GMOs from Non-GMO value chains, if you’d appreciate insights into Non-GMO market trends, forecasts, drivers and innovation – then the second International Non-GMO Summit (in Frankfurt/Main in Germany on the 7th and 8th of October 2024) is the place to be! Registration will be open from 3rd June and an early booking discount valid until 31st of July. You can find out more and read about last year’s Summit via the Summit website and, finally, follow the LinkedIn page for updates.

In our third Market Report on the major Non-GMO crops for the European market we provide all the latest news on the market, in particular on significant price rises for soy, maize and rapeseed in recent months, due to adverse weather conditions in major growing countries. The report also points to strong supply for the coming 2024/25 marketing season. 

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Kind regards, 

Heike Moldenhauer
Secretary General

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

The third Non-GMO Market report has been published. In it you will find analysis of the market trends - supply, demand and prices - for the three main Non-GMO crops on EU markets: soy, maize and rape. The report highlights significant price rises in recent months for all three crops and also strong levels of supply for the upcoming marketing year. 

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

Change in the way the EU regulates New GMOs (or New Genomic Techniques/NGTs) is likely in the next legislative mandate. In order to navigate this possible new landscape of producing Non-GMO food, the Non-GMO Summit - taking place in October 2024 - will bring together experts in regulatory reform, detection methods and international markets to examine the latest trends and challenges and outlook for Non-GMO markets. The Summit's programme is hot off the press and "early bird" tickets to the high-level international conference will be avaible soon. 

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