Emergency measures on GMOs need ‘clear, serious’ risk to health, environment – EU Court

Member states can adopt emergency measures on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) only if they can establish, in addition to urgency, a clear and serious risk to health and the environment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

The rulingwas made yesterday (March 30) after the District Court of Udine, Italy askedthe CJEU to rule on whether or not member states can institute emergencymeasures such as a ban on the cultivation of GMOs on the basis of theprecautionary principle,

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