13.03.2003 |

European Parliament to vote on GMO Seed Contamination

The European Parliaments Agricultural Committee will vote on March 18th on a report regarding the European Seed Legislation, to which the Commission had proposed a technical change regarding the finance of certain testing procedures. Using the opportunity the Parliaments raporteur Danielle Auroi introduced 7 amendments addressing the contamination of non-GMO seeds with GMOs. If the Agricultural Committee adopts these amendments the Parliament would have a direct legal opportunity to influence Commission proposals on Seed contamination. The Commission had so far proposed GMO contamination tresholds between 0,3 and 0,7 percent (see Save our Seeds) using a procedure, which would circumvene the Parliaments co-decision.</p><p><a href="http://www.zs-l.de/gmo/downloads/ep_seeds_memo_10_03_03.pdf">Memo explaining the procedure and amendments and how to promote them</a></p><p><a href="http://www.europarl.eu.int/meetdocs/committees/agri/20030318/488130en.pdf">Report and amendments to be voted by Agricultural Committee 18th March</a></p><p><a href="http://www.europarl.eu.int/committees/agri_home.htm">List of members of the Agricultural Committee</a>

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