Organic Processing and Trade Association

OPTA Europe’s contribution to public consultation on legislation for plants products by certain new genomic techniques

Brussels, 1 September 2023


We invite EU lawmakers to stand firmly on the side of agroecology, which excludes gene editing.

Should NGTs be allowed:

  • mandatory traceability and labelling of all products obtained through NGTs along the supply chain will be necessary for organic operators to fulfill the NGT prohibition
  • the additional costs related to prevention and monitoring of NGTs in the organic supply chain must be borne by NGT manufacturers, as well as a compensation to the organic operator when damage -presence of NGT material- is confirmed.

Read the whole Position Paper here.

For any enquiry, please contact:

Aurora Abad
Managing Director OPTA Europe
Tel:+32 (0)495 28 18 72