Environment & Energy Report

European Parliament OKs Transparency for Pesticide, GMO Studies

April 17, 2019, 1:56 PM

Scientific studies and data submitted by companies to the European Food Safety Authority as part of European Union applications for pesticide and genetically modified crop approvals will routinely be made public starting in 2021, under a law approved by the European Parliament on April 17.

The law amends nine EU laws. The changes it contains will also affect feed and food additives, food enzymes, flavorings, novel foods—those not consumed to a significant degree in the past—and items like packaging that come into contact with food.

The automatic publication of studies provided to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

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