On Wednesday, during the general assembly of the UFS (French Union of seed), Stéphane Le Foll invited in early 2016 industrial seed for discuss the topic of new technologies to improve plant “to be able to set a regulatory framework and influence the European choice”.
The European Commission must indeed clarify the legal status of eight selection techniques by disseminating a document of legal interpretation on the application of Directive 2001/18 on GMOs.
“I meet 5 November the Dutch Minister of Agriculture (the Netherlands will provide the EU Presidency from 1 st January, Ed) to find out how it addresses this issue. We must reach a position by the end of June 2016. “
Stéphane Le Foll” not confuse the first generation of GMOs and the new technologies’
Stéphane Le Foll assured that it “confuses not the first generation of GMOs and new technologies.”
Founier Régis, president of the UFS, welcomed the Minister “wants to involve seed in the discussion and he does not want to put everything in the mold 2001/18. He seems to want to wear shared positions. Now, we need to refine our positions. “
The representative of seed is also pleased that Stéphane Le Foll came” assume “the report” Agriculture and Innovation 2025 “. “We are motivated, but we have a pulse. “