Implementing the Nagoya Protocol by national legislation in the countries of Europe, statement, asking the European Commission and the Member States to support the adoption of uniform legislation across Europe for the exchange and use of Plant Genetic  Resources by applying the multilateral system enshrined in the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). In this way these resources would be subject to the standardized material transfer agreement procedures, which are considered of key importance to sustain future research and breeding activities.

The 4th international Fascination of Plants Day took place around the world in 52 countries around 18th May with over 830 interactive events celebrating the fascination and manifold uses of plants for food and nutritional security, paper, medicine, chemicals, energy and enjoyable landscapes. Find all you need to promote the event in the PR toolbox, see the Press Release, fact sheet and follow and engage with #PlantDay online for the latest updates,

Genome editing: scientific opportunities, public interest and policy options in the EU, report launch in Brussels, Explanatory Note from EC’s High Level Group of Scientific Advisors