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7: Misc: EuroParl endorses GMO Moratorium



The European Parliament yesterday adopted the following text in its Resolution on the Commsision's legislative programme for 2000.

Food safety, public health and consumer confidence
48. Welcomes the many ambitious and far-reaching rogrammes set out in the areas of food safety, public health and consumer confidence but emphasises the need for quality over quantity and reminds the Commission that problems still remain in implementing and monitoring existing legislation;
49. Supports the full application of the precautionary principle in all matters of food safety and calls, in this context, for the continuation of the existing moratorium on new GMO releases;


Steve Emmott
Advisor-Genetic Engineering
Greens/European Free Alliance Group
European Parliament
1047 Brussels

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