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Industry highlights slow EU GMO approval process

EU procedural deadlines for taking registration decisions on genetically modified crops are being exceeded on a regular basis, and, in some cases, by up to seven years, says the European biotechnology industry association, EuropaBio. It highlights 12 GM lines that received positive safety assessments from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) between 2005 and 2011, but are still waiting for the Commission to schedule a vote in the EU regulatory committee or the appeal committee.


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