Jill Evans MEP, an anti-GMO activist who represents Wales in the European Parliament, has called for a freeze on GMOs in reaction to a European Commission proposal to authorize more GM crop cultivation.
The environment and public health committee’s vote called on EU governments to reject a Commission proposal to authorise the cultivation of a type of GM maize. Jill Evans MEP said that EU governments must now support a freeze on approvals, adding that there is a need to reform the EU’s GMO authorisation process to take account of the consistent majority of EU member states in the Council of Ministers against authorisations.
“Moves towards ‘renationalisation’ to the member states of power over GM cultivation, proposed by the Commission, could be a way to force agreements through. This would be at odds with the views of the people of Wales and many others across the EU, who oppose GMOs. That is why I support a freeze on all new applications.”
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