From February 22 to 26 negotiations on the TTIP will resume in Brussels. The next round of talks will discuss the controversial topic of investments and what the infamous ISDS should contain.
A broad coalition of civil society organisations wrote to the Director General of DG GROW requesting an urgent clarification on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions. The Directive 98/44/EC prohibits the patenting of “plant and animal varieties” as well as “essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals”.
Today, the European Parliament voted to oppose the import of three genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the European Union.
‘The European Parliament is clearly saying no to any attempt to scale down EU environment policies.’ This is how Piero Sardo, president of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, sums up the outcome of today’s vote on the Environment Commission’s report.