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Parliamentary question - E-003385/2017Parliamentary question

Genetically modified maize

Question for written answer E-003385-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Miguel Viegas (GUE/NGL)

Three authorisations for cultivating three different varieties of genetically modified maize are currently being discussed. The varieties concerned are: DuPont Pioneer’s 1507, Syngenta’s Bt11 and Monsanto’s MON810.

Parliament has objected to these three varieties of maize being put on the market. Meanwhile, at Appeal Committee level (Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003), Member States were unable to reach a majority in support of the Commission’s plan to authorise the cultivation and import of genetically modified maize.

Is the Commission therefore willing to ban, once and for all, the cultivation and import of these three varieties of maize, and thus respect the wishes of Parliament, the Member States and the Union’s people, which are all against the use of GMOs in the EU?