Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 94, Issue 3, pp 235–238

Time to relax GMO regulation in Europe



There is enough experience gained during 10 years of genetically modified (GM) crops application to seriously evaluate the ratio of risk to benefit and reduce the existing regulation in Europe. It does not evaluate benefit and the risk of the alternative situation when GM crops are not used. The precautionary principle is applied only to GM crops application, never to alternative solutions of, e.g., pest control. The Eurobarometer 2005 shows how propaganda inseminates public opinion with shameful nonsense. Voices asking for change of this politics come from the European Parliament, British ACRE, EuropaBio, even from Commission, scientists and other European sources, but also from Africa and other developing countries.


Genetically modified organisms Legal regulation European Union 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Association BIOTRINPragueCzech Republic

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