Last month Katia Merten-Lentz was interviewed by Géraldine Meignan for French daily newspaper Le Parisien on in-vitro meat. An interesting read for all those actively involved in food innovation in France (french read only).

https://www.leparisien.fr/bien-manger/ils-croient-dur-comme-fer-a-la-viande-de-laboratoire-enquete-sur-un-nouveau-lobby-22-04-2021-P7HZ6T6IZRBY5J636KDHIFBF7A.php 

In February, France’s Council of the State ordered a modification of the country’s Environment Code. The move was in response to the European case law which had ruled that organisms obtained through some mutagenesis techniques to be tolerant to herbicides are to be subjected to the same regulations as applied to genetically modified organisms. Katia

This article was first published by Food Navigator on August 22, 2019.

The EU-Canada trade deal, which came into force on a temporary basis in 2017, is working its way through national legislators for approval. The controversial agreement raises a number of questions about labelling and transparency. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, takes

What are the legal pathways that creators of innovative new protein foods need to tread in Europe?

On February 25, the European Commission published a study on new opportunities for the EU plant protein market, write Katia Merten-Lentz and Thais Payan of international law firm Keller & Heckman. The study concluded that the increased consumer

Cet article a été publié sur Agra Alimentation, le média des enjeux de stratégiques et financiers de l’agroalimentaire.

CJUE > Les nouvelles techniques de sélection végétale engendrent-elles des OGM au sens du droit européen? Saisie de cette question par le Conseil d’État français en 2015, la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE)

This article was originally published in EU Food Law.

ANALYSIS

Should organisms developed through new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) be considered GMOs under EU law and be subject to the strict GMO approval process? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is expected to issue a judgement on this issue, which will indicate if the existing