[img_assist|nid=247|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=43]In 2007, the GM potato Amflora was cultivated on nearly 450 ha in Germany. The goal of the “field trial” as to produce seed potatoes just in case Amflora would be allowed for commercial cultivation. But another result now becomes quite obvious: GM potatoes cannot be kept under control and they cannot be cleared off the field completely. In summer 2008, despite repeated controls Amflora potatoes are happily growing on the field.

[img_assist|nid=245|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=43] In July 2008, BASF filed a case with the European Court in Luxembourg stating that the European Commission failed to act on the approval of Amflora.
In September 2008, the company followed this by the threat that BASF would stop its development of GM crops in Europe unless the approval would be given soon.

[img_assist|nid=6|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=65]BASF's GM potato Amflora is now referred to the European Medicines Agency because according to WHO information the antibiotic resistance relates to a group of antibiotics that are much more widely used then assumed by the EFSA.

from Agrarfacts, 21 February 2007:

"GM Potato authorisation referred to European Medicines Agency

[img_assist|nid=108|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=43]On 20 February 2007, the EU Environmental Ministers are supposed to decide on an application by BASF for the cultivation of a genetically modified potato. BASF seems to be optimistic that this application will be approved: the company already registered in January more then 150 hectares in the German states Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for commercial cultivation. But somehow nobody seems to raise this issue, nobody seems to oppose it.

A. Lorch, GID 180 Februar 2007.

[img_assist|nid=108|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=43]Bei der EU liegt ein Zulassungsantrag von BASF für den Anbau einer gentechnisch veränderten Kartoffel vor, über den die EU-UmweltministerInnen am 20. Februar entscheiden sollen. Die BASF scheint zuversichtlich, hat sie doch bereits Mitte Januar über 150 Hektar für den Anbau in Brandenburg und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern angemeldet. Und dennoch regt sich kein Sturm der Entrüstung, geht kaum jemand auf die Barrikaden. Fünf gute Gründe, sich dennoch gegen die Zulassung der BASF-Gentech-Kartoffeln zu engagieren.

A. Lorch, GID 180 Februar 2007.