Environmental Liability - EuropaBio letter on GMOs

12.05.2003

Environmental Liability - EuropaBio letter on GMOs

Dear MEP,

We are writing in reference to the proposed directive on Environmental Liability scheduled for a plenary vote in 1st Reading on Wednesday 14th May.

Very briefly, we wish to express our support for the approach taken by the Legal Affairs Committee on the vote of 29thApril, which achieves the objectives of preventing and remedying environmental damage within a workeable system.

However, we are concerned about other amendments,which call for additional legislation on GMOs”. Since GMOs are already covered by the present Commission proposal such amendments would unjustifiably discriminate against the development of biotechnology in the EU, by encouraging more restrictive legislation specifically targeting GMOs.

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