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GM Food - Introduction

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Genetically Modified Micro-organisms (GMMs) can be defined as organisms (and micro-organisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination.

On 28th January 2004 the Commission held an orientation debate on a Communication taking stock of all the EU policy and legislative initiatives relating to GMOs.

In its White Paper on Food Safety the Directorate-General Health and Consumer Protection announced various measures to tighten and streamline the Community rules governing novel foods and foods containing or derived from genetically modified organisms.

Lists of authorised GMOs de fr pdf and Annex 2 de fr

State of play on GMO authorisations under EU law.

 
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