On 25 July 2018, the European Court of Justice interpreted the provisions of the EU GMO Directive 2001/18 in such a way that products resulting from innovative, targeted mutagenesis methods are regulated under the provisions of the GMO-Directive. This decision triggered strong reactions from many stakeholders and the scientific community, stressing that this would hinder dramatically the delivery of innovative and more sustainable agricultural products produced using new gene editing breeding techniques.
For EU organisations of the food and feed chain including FEFAC, products that could have been produced by conventional methods and are indistinguishable from conventional ones should not fall under the GMO Directive 2011/18 and this means adapting the legal framework to that extent.
FEFAC and BFA are pleased to confirm the new dates of our XXIX FEFAC Congress which will be held on September 24-25, 2020 in Antwerp in the Queen Elisabeth Hall. We will shortly provide you with updated information regarding the draft programme and registration process.