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Sir, Regarding ‘Bio-economy poses new competitiveness challenges for Europe‘: Innovation Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has highlighted an area where the EU is missing out compared to other countries – particularly the USA. It need not do so, for it actually needs to address it through a different emphasis. Firstly, the EU should seriously consider removing the… » read more

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Sir, Producing bio-fuels from microalgae oil has recently been proposed as a renewable, carbon neutral alternative to fossil-based transportation fuels. The excessive commercial and political interest in sustainable sources for transportation fuels from renewables is creating new opportunities, but also new challenges for industrial algae producers. As a result of their biochemical and morphological diversity,… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU to overhaul GM crop approval system‘: The European Coordination Via Campesina is dismayed at the proposal of the European Commission to restructure decision-making processes between the EU and member states, which will result in more GM crops being grown and used in Europe. The Commission’s proposal to allow countries to implement strict… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Industry chief: Biofuel from waste can reduce landfill‘: At last we hear some good news from an enterprising source. How welcoming to read such positive comments. The move from Finland is not an isolated one in Europe. I have also heard that GeneSyst teams in Europe will be starting work on several major… » read more

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Sir, In recent months EurActiv has published several very useful articles and reports on the new EU legislation on pesticides. Your latest LinksDossier “Pesticides: Striking the right balance?” is another useful contribution. However, I was surprised that it made no mention at all of the fundamental nature of the change this legislation would bring about… » read more

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Monsieur, Concernant ‘La Commission hésite à autoriser plus de cultures GM’: Pour quelles raisons l’Europe semble-t-elle faire le jeu de l’OMC dans le dossier des OGM? Pourquoi veut-elle imposer des législations favorables aux cultures OGM alors que la balance bénéfices/risques n’est même pas clairement établie et qu’il semble impossible de maîtriser les croisements avec les… » read more

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Zum Artikel ‘Europaabgeordnete unterstützen Verbot von Farbstoffen in Lebensmitteln’: In einer Zeit, in der sehr gut bekannt ist, dass jeder dritte Allergiker ist und die Zahl der Umwelterkrankten rapide steigt (rund 15% in Industrienationen), wäre es in keinster Form mehr nachvollziehbar, warum nicht EU-weit von chemischen Zusatzstoffen Abstand genommen wird. Es ist ganz simpel auf… » read more

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