GMO cultivation in the EU: State of play

11-11-2015

Genetically modified (GM) crops require prior assessment and authorisation at EU level before they may be cultivated within the European Union. Since March 2015, Member States have new possibilities to restrict the cultivation of a given GM organism on all or part of their territory. By 3 October 2015, 19 Member States had entered requests to ban GM cultivation. By 9 November 2015, bans on GM cultivation had been agreed for all 19.

Genetically modified (GM) crops require prior assessment and authorisation at EU level before they may be cultivated within the European Union. Since March 2015, Member States have new possibilities to restrict the cultivation of a given GM organism on all or part of their territory. By 3 October 2015, 19 Member States had entered requests to ban GM cultivation. By 9 November 2015, bans on GM cultivation had been agreed for all 19.