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2016-09-01 |

USDA shifts GMO labeling policy for meat, eggs

The USDA will allow meat and eggs to be labeled as being raised without genetically engineered feed, marking a departure from the agency’s previous policy.

2016-09-01 |

New Zealand: Federated Farmers lose GMO court battle again

Campaigners against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hailing a High Court ruling allowing regional councils to decide whether GMOs can be banned in their areas.

2016-08-31 |

India: panel clears GMO mustard

A government committee in India has cleared genetically modified mustard seeds for commercial use, but it still needs final approval by politicians facing public opposition to the technology, Reuters reports.

2016-08-31 |

China seeks to assuage consumer fears over GMO foods

China's agriculture ministry said it would back new laws on genetically modified (GMO) food labeling "at a suitable time" as it seeks to assuage public concerns over safety, but added that current laws protect consumers.

2016-08-31 |

Nigeria: The Growing Menace of the Monsanto-induced Pro-GMO Lobby

Premium Times is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria.

2016-08-31 |

India: Monsanto Shelves Plans for New GMO Cotton Seeds

Monsanto Co. said Thursday that it has withdrawn an application to sell a new variety of genetically modified cotton seed in India because of its concerns over the country’s attempts to restrict the biotechnology business.

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.

2016-08-25 |

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.

2016-08-25 |

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Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New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.

2016-08-25 |

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).

2016-08-23 |

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.

2016-08-23 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.

2016-07-26 |

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.

2016-07-26 |

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.

2016-07-26 |

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.

2016-07-26 |

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.

2016-07-26 |

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.

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