EU's GMO approval delays represent 'maladministration'

EU's GMO approval delays represent 'maladministration'

Delays of more than a year past regulated three-month time period represent "the norm rather than the exception."

European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly decided that between 2012 and 2014, the European Commission repeatedly failed to meet the legally binding three-month deadline for processing applications for the import of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food and feed and did not make its decisions within a reasonable time.

“These failures constituted maladministration,” O'Reilly wrote.

Europe's biotechnology industry (EuropaBio), grain traders (COCERAL) and feed manufacturers (FE

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