30 June 2020

Together with over 80 organisations, we wrote to the EU Commission to ask them to support a global moratorium on the release of Gene Drive Organisms.

Gene Drive technology aims to eradicate entire populations of species via genetic engineering, and its effects are currently not reversible. The environmental threat of its release poses serious and novel threats to nature.

The letter calls on EU Environment and Health Commissioners Sinkevičius and Kyriakides to follow the European Parliament's call for a global moratorium ahead of the upcoming COP 15 UN biodiversity talks.

5 May 2020

Friends of the Earth Europe and 73 other NGOs have today written to the EU Commission to demand that genetically modified (GM) crops are not pushed onto Europe's fields and plates as part of a trade deal with the USA and call for better protection of the environment and climate in the EU's trade policy.

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