In the video below Julia Reid from EFDD-group in EU-parliament consider that each member state should decide for themselves if they want GMO products or not.
Mr President, we support the proposal for the revision on current EU-regulation on the authorisation system om GMO products in Europe. We believe that each member state should have the power to opt out and decide if it wishes to restrict or prohibit the use of GMO food its own country. And even so we do not agree with the restrictions put in place by the EU-commission, with respect to opting out. In particular we think that each member state should have the right to ban the product if its representatives believes that the product could be a danger to human and animal health, or to the environment.
There is a lack of transparency and it’s impossible to access data of independent research. And to be honest, the dubious test method used for GMO. In short, we believe that the prior risk assessment uses by Efsa is too short and risky. All documents used for the prior evaluation should be available for independent research and each member state should be able to take such crucial decisions without interference of the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels
Julia Reid is part of the EU-skeptical Efdd group in European Parliament. She is a UKIP politician.