The GM Eurospud: Corporate Europe Observatory peels away the lies


In March 2010, the European Commission approved BASF's genetically modified Amflora potato for cultivation in the European Union. Corporate Europe Observatory has investigated the background to this decision, including the controversial scientific advice provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the use of antibiotic resistant marker genes. CEO uncovered a tale of conflicts of interest, flawed science and fierce lobbying. The group found that more than half of EFSA's GMO panel had conflicts of interest and that their advice, which contravened WHO guidelines, contributed to the approval of the GM potato - and is likely to lead to the approval of similar GM crops in the near future. Read the full report