Updated Statement: Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies, EPSO welcomes the majority opinion of the Member States “New Techniques Working Group” report and asks the EC to follow these recommendations and provide legal certainty for science and industry regarding application and exploration of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) to allow the plant sector addressing the Grand Challenges facing our planet. EPSO acknowledges the interpretation of the EU GMO legislation as both process and product based and considers that this could help to clarify the legal status of the NPBTs. In its update EPSO includes recently published reports from Belgium and Italy.
- 2nd EC online webinar on Horizon Europe on 21.04.2021: “A successful proposal for Horizon Europe: Scientific-technical excellence is key, but don’t forget the other aspects”. 15/04/2021
- Register for the online workshop “Health and economic benefits of microbiomes” held by the European Parliament’s panel for the Future of Science and Technology on 11.05.2021 15/04/2021
- EPSO online Workshop ‘Addressing the Nutritional Security challenge is a strategic issue for Europe under COVID-19 pandemic’, 15-16.6.2021 – offer talks by 30.4.2021 and register by 15.5.2021 02/04/2021