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Europe is Lagging Behind, Again!

Why biotechnology is the perfect fit for the EU’s Green Deal Since 1996, EuropaBio has been representing the interests of the biotechnology industry at European...

Technology is the Solution

For the past five years, the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission has organised the EU Agricultural...

An Inside Look from the EU Parliament

Politics and food are very intertwined these days, and every region of the world is grappling with many issues, from trade wars to regulation...

The Weight of Evidence and Science

I am a newcomer, the new kid on the block, a pragmatic businesswoman that is finding it hard to get used to the European...

A European Citizens’ Initiative on Plant Breeding Innovation

We have seen the result of young people taking initiative: whether battling climate change or taking on human rights, there is no doubt that...

The EU GMO Directive is No Longer Fit for Purpose

Will the new EU Commissions’ “Farm to Fork Strategy” on sustainable food embrace plant breeding innovation? After the ruling of the European Court of...

New EU Plant Health Rules

In October 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against plant pests (“Plant Health Law”). On 13 December...

A Science Charter for a Precautionary Europe

The last five years in the European Parliament were dark years for science. With anti-vaxxers and chemophobes using the Parliament to run anti-industry campaigns,...

Plant Health: Prioritizing the Fight Against 20 Quarantine Plant Pests On the EU Territory

The Commission has published a list of 20 regulated quarantine pests qualifying as priority pests, including Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanesebeetle, the Asian long-horned beetle,...

Penny Maplestone Has the Perfect Job, Sees Brexit as a Dark Nebulous Cloud

When it comes to the UK leaving the EU, the real issue is the complete uncertainty: Are we leaving? When are we leaving? On...