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2016-08-26 |

China: US Approves Syngenta Deal to Bring GMO Closer

On Monday, China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) received approval from U.S. national-security officials for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta AG.

2016-08-26 |

USA: Pacific Northwest GMO Wheat Remains a Mystery

The stories are eerily alike. Each begins with a wheat farmer spraying weed killer on a fallow field and noticing some volunteer wheat that survived what should have been a fatal dose of herbicide.

2016-08-26 |

India: Monsanto pulls new GM cotton seed in protest

Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New Delhi and the world's biggest seed maker.

2016-08-26 |

EU: EFSA work explained

What is a GMO? What role does EFSA play in the risk assessment of GMOs? And what has EFSA done recently in this area? You can find the answers to these and many other questions in the new topic on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

2016-08-24 |

Nigeria: Do we need GM cotton?

Activities have commenced in the country that would cumulate in the production of the first set of Genetically Modified cotton also known as Bt cotton in 2019.

2016-08-24 |

How the GE Food Venture Has Been Chronically Dependent on Deception

Although it purports to be based on solid science and the open flow of information on which science depends, the massive venture to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply has substantially relied on the propagation of falsehoods.

2016-08-17 |

EU Commission allows toxic soybeans for import

According to news agencies, the EU Commission has allowed the import of genetically engineered soybeans produced by Bayer and Monsanto.

2016-08-17 |

Emails reveal role of Monsanto in Seralini study retraction

In September 2012 the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published the research of a team led by the French biologist Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found liver and kidney toxicity and hormonal disturbances in rats fed Monsanto’s GM maize NK603 and very small doses of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, over a long-term period. An additional observation was a trend of increased tumours in most treatment groups.

2016-08-17 |

Japan, South Korea block certain US wheat varieties over GMO concerns

Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday.

2016-08-17 |

Japan, South Korea block certain US wheat varieties over GMO concerns

Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday.

2016-08-17 |

USA: One Student's Experience at Cornell - GMO debate

Cornell, as an institution, appears to be complicit in a shocking amount of ecologically destructive, academically unethical, and scientifically deceitful behavior.

2016-08-17 |

Argentina: Local Residents Force Monsanto to Tear Down GMO Seed Plant

Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years.

2016-08-17 |

China backs GMO soybeans in push for high-tech agriculture

China will push for the commercialization of genetically modified soybeans over the next five years as it seeks to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector, potentially boosting output of the crop by the world's top soy importer and consumer.

2016-08-17 |

USA: Obama Signs Historic GMO Labeling Bill

President Barack Obama today quietly signed into law legislation that prevents states from requiring on-package labeling of genetically modified ingredients, capping a historic win for farm groups, food companies, and the biotech industry.

2016-08-02 |

Puerto Rico: Corporate Welfare Paradise for GMO Companies

During decade-long debt crisis, U.S. colonial territory funneled over $500 million in public funds to Monsanto and other biotech multinationals

2016-08-02 |

USA: GMO wheat found in Washington state could affect trade

Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.

2016-07-27 |

South Korea rejects Argentina feed wheat after GMO strain found

South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

2016-07-27 |

EU: Feed bodies acknowledge final EC authorisation of three GMO soya beans

The authorisation of three genetically modified (GMO) soya beans for food and feed use by the European Commission (EC) has been duly “acknowledged” by Europe’s feed sector bodies, albeit with the added comment that the newly approved items had been in the pending tray since the beginning of 2016.

2016-07-27 |

Swiss aid money used for GMO research in India

Despite a current ban on genetically modified crops in agriculture in Switzerland, taxpayer money is being used to develop transgenic crops in India. Some outputs of this research have even been licensed to a private company with links to Monsanto.

2016-07-27 |

USA: Congress Approves GMO Labeling Bill

Congress passed a bill last week that will require companies to label their food to reflect that they contain genetically modified ingredients.

2016-07-27 |

USA: Congress Approves GMO Labeling Bill

Congress passed a bill last week that will require companies to label their food to reflect that they contain genetically modified ingredients.

2016-07-19 |

USA: Gene-Edited Foods Wouldn't Be Affected by GMO Labeling Law

Though the U.S. is poised to pass a law that would require labeling of GMO food products, that law makes no mention of "gene-edited" crops. According to some reports, this is exactly how big companies like Monsanto plan to skirt the law.

2016-07-19 |

Cayman Islands: Court suspends release of GMO mosquitoes

A plan to fight the mosquito that spreads Zika and other illnesses by releasing genetically modified versions of the insect in the Cayman Islands has been put on hold following a court challenge.

2016-07-19 |

UK: Royal Society must end its partisan, unscientific support for GM crops and food

The Royal Society is committed to providing unbiased information on scientific issues, writes Steven Druker. But its new guide on GMOs is grossly misleading - glossing over the many dangers inherent to the technology with bland, unsupported re-assurances. The Society must end its partisan promotion of GMOs or risk its reputation as Britain's premier scientific body.

2016-07-19 |

Germany: Lidl goes GM free with own label fresh milk

Discounter, Lidl, says it is leading the charge in the private label shift to GM free milk in Germany.
Its own brand fresh milk, Milbona, has been certified against the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture supported non-GMO label, Ohne Gentechnik (OG).
 

2016-07-19 |

Bunge to Unveil Non-GMO Project Verified Milled Corn Ingredients and Oils at IFT16

Bunge is excited to introduce Non-GMO Project Verified milled corn ingredients and Non-GMO Project Verified oils at the annual IFT (Institute of Food Technologists, July 17-19) show next week in Chicago. Bunge will also feature its broader collection of non-GMO products, including ancient grains, rice, gluten free breadings, and puffed and expanded snacks, all of which the company is pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification for.

2016-07-19 |

Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO

Products made possible through gene-editing have landed on grocery shelves. Whether they’ll stay there is up to shoppers wary of technological tinkering.

2016-07-19 |

Avoid GM Miracle Rice, Just Eat a Carrot!

Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A...

2016-07-19 |

USA: poised to pass a new law making GMO labeling mandatory for food products

Food companies selling products in the US may soon be required to tell consumers if their goods include genetically modified organisms—better known as GMOs.

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