×
ECR

Girling leads calls for Commission to scrap “dangerous” plan on GM feed

28 October 2015

Girling leads calls for Commission to scrap “dangerous” plan on GM feed

MEPs have backed ECR MEP Julie Girling today in calling on the European Commission to think again over plans to let member states unilaterally ban animal feed made from genetically modified (GM) crops.

Mrs Girling has strongly criticised Commission proposals to give member states the freedom to restrict or prohibit the use of GM organisms in food or feed in their territory, even if EU scientists have deemed them to be safe.

After similar votes from the Environment and Agriculture Committees, the Parliament as a whole has formally voted to reject the Commission’s proposal.
However, the Commission has refused to withdraw its proposal which it believes is the best way to address disagreements among member states on the use of GMOs.

Mrs Girling said: “The Commission’s refusal to withdraw its proposal despite opposition from a huge majority of the Parliament flies in the face of its own Better Regulation agenda.
“The EU cannot produce enough protein feed for its livestock. We rely on imports of GM feed to maintain our livestock sector.
“The Commission’s proposal is dangerous as it pits politics against the agricultural sector. It side-lines science and the advice of the EU’s own advisory agencies.
“I still hope the Commission will eventually listen to the strong voice coming from the Parliament and scrap this plan which blasts a hole through the core principles of the single market.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

2 hours ago

📢 ECR MEP @j_wisniewska is co-chairing the @PressACP#EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Youth Conference, highlightin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Beata Szydło

4 hours ago

During a meeting with MEPs, representatives of the EC & the companies producing vaccines cannot find an answer to t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

4 hours ago

We need effective, results-driven actions, not further promises and reassurances. #Europe and its citizens can no l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

4 hours ago

When will you meet production expectations, @AstraZeneca? People are waiting. We need a delivery schedule for Q2.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

4 hours ago

Pharmaceutical companies have to do their best. Not only to increase production capacity as quickly as possible, bu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

5 hours ago

The approval process for the @Novavax #vaccine has been faster in the #UK than in the #EU, as it has been with othe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Europe's Future

10 hours ago

TOMORROW | 18:00 CET Join us as we lay bare a bold alternative for the #FutureofEurope. #CoFoE 🎟️ #Europe’s Futu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

11 hours ago

➡️@MichelBarnier's suggestion to #EU ambassadors yesterday speaks volumes. #Brexit happened because "regular peopl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

Deeper #EU-#US ties would be a positive thing: Setting global standards; and a joint approach to #China. But we ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

"If the #EU is to survive & ensure the trust & cooperation of Member States, then it needs to identify & accept the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2020. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group