30 June 2020

Together with over 80 organisations, we wrote to the EU Commission to ask them to support a global moratorium on the release of Gene Drive Organisms.

Gene Drive technology aims to eradicate entire populations of species via genetic engineering, and its effects are currently not reversible. The environmental threat of its release poses serious and novel threats to nature.

The letter calls on EU Environment and Health Commissioners Sinkevičius and Kyriakides to follow the European Parliament's call for a global moratorium ahead of the upcoming COP 15 UN biodiversity talks.

18 May 2020

The EU Farm to Fork strategy is a set of proposed legislative and voluntary actions as part of the European Green Deal with the stated aim to make EU food “the global standard for sustainability”.

The EU Biodiversity Strategy is a package of commitments, targets and actions aiming to “put Europe's biodiversity on the path to recovery by 2030” and to ensure external policies and actions do not negatively impact biodiversity abroad.

This briefing sets out key tests to look out for to judge wehter these Strategies are sufficient to address the crises we face.

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