|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.
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.
of authorised GMOs
State of play on GMO
authorisations under EU law.