I have the pleasure to welcome you to the first ENGA newsletter - the new European Non-GMO Industry Association.
ENGA is a new Brussels based, international industry association representing the interests of the European Non-GMO sector, in particular in the fields of production, processing, marketing, retail, certification and labelling.
ENGA advocates for EU legislation and policies that secure the regulative framework and the economic basis of Non-GMO production in the long term. This framework is threatened since the EC has started a deregulation process for new GMOs. Deregulation would mean: Lowering or even abolishing of risk assessment and traceability and labelling requirements. The retail sector would be massively affected, according to the “Retailers’ Resolution Against Deregulating New GMOs”, initiated by ENGA. It would be confronted with untested and unlabelled GMOs - and critical inquiries of consumers whose vast majority reject GMOs. The Resolution is still open for signatories.
Meanwhile the European Non-GMO sector is developing very well: Seal awarding organisations in the Czech Republic and in Germany have mutually recognized their Non-GMO standards, the Austrian government is introducing Non-GMO products in public procurement and in Germany three quarter of milk is Non-GMO.
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