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2004

25-06-2004Commission proposes authorisation of NK603 maize
30-04-2004Question and Answers on the regulation of GMOs in the EU
23-04-2004A new impetus for European biotechnology: bringing coherence to EU biotechnology policies
28-01-2004GMOs: Commission takes stock of progress

2003

01-12-2003Reduced-Calorie Fats: Salatrims approved for use as food ingredients
07-11-2003State of play on GMO authorisations under EU law
24-10-2003Questions and Answers about GMOs in seeds
18-08-2003European Commission regrets the request for a WTO panel on GMOs
23-07-2003GMOs: Commission publishes recommendations to ensure co-existence of GM and non-GM crops
22-07-2003European legislative framework for GMOs is now in place
02-07-2003Wallström and Byrne welcome EP acceptance of a trustworthy and safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed
19-06-2003WTO consultation over GMO's: EU reiterates its authorisation system is in accordance with WTO rules
10-06-2003Noni juice and DHA rich oil approved for use as food ingredients
13-05-2003European Commission regrets US decision to file WTO case on GMOs as misguided and unnecessary

2002

19-12-2002GM-derived Cottonseed oils notified for marketing in the EU
28-11-2002Commissioner David Byrne welcomes political agreement of Council on further labelling requirements for GMOs in food and feed
03-07-2002"Commission proposals for a trustworthy and environmentally safe approach to GMOs and GM food and feed backed by European Parliament"

2001

08-10-2001Commissioner Byrne visits the US to discuss Biotechnology and Public Health issues
18-09-2001Byrne and Fischler call for political leadership on GMOs
25-07-2001"The right to know about Genetically Modified Food" by David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
25-07-2001"Commission improves rules on labelling and tracing of GMOs in Europe to enable freedom of choice and ensure environmental safety"
04-07-2001Press release relating to the publication of an opinion on genetically modified cotton and medical devices by the Scientific Steering Committee
10-01-2001Scientific Opinion reviews Austrian reserve on GMO-maize

2000

24-11-2000The Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition on dioxins in feed, has on 6 November 2000 adopted an opinion on dioxins in feed of 24 November 2000
13-07-2000Commission takes initiative to restore confidence in GMO approval process

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