A shifting political landscape in the EU has led to fears that voting “against” import authorization of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops is becoming perilously close to a new norm. In particular, the changing political compositions of national governments and consequent positions on biotechnology, coupled with the UK’s likely departure from the EU in March, 2019, are of concern. This report highlights changing EU Member States votes and their possible impacts on GE approvals. The paper concludes with updates on recent EU approvals for GE products.

Belgium EU-28: Change in Voting Behavior May Lead to GE Crops Not Being Approved