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2016-02-11 |

Bangladeshi scientists seek regulatory approval for a GMO potato resistant to late blight

Scientists in Bangladesh have successfully field-tested a genetically modified (GMO) potato resistant to late blight, one of the most devastating potato diseases.

2016-02-11 |

Monsanto to pay $80 m in US SEC settlement over Roundup earnings

Monsanto Co will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday.

2016-02-11 |

USA: GMO control disputed by Oregon farmers

On Thursday 4 February, more than two dozen people testified at a hearing on House Bill 4122, which would repeal the 2013 legislation prohibiting local governments from regulating crops or seeds.

2016-02-03 |

Canada: Environmental groups challenge ruling approving genetically modified salmon eggs

Environmental groups are appealing a Federal Court ruling not to overturn Environment Canada's decision to approve the production of genetically modified salmon eggs in P.E.I.

2016-02-03 |

USA: FDA blocking GMO salmon imports until guidelines set

The FDA is officially blocking GMO salmon imports for now, as requested in the omnibus spending bill passed at the end of last year.

2016-02-03 |

USA: 8 Battleground States in the GMO Food Labeling Fight

As the food fight over the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) stalls in Congress, state-level GMO mandates are gaining steam. At least 30 states have introduced some type of legislation in recent years, including three states—Connecticut, Maine and Vermont—that have actually passed GMO labeling mandates.

2016-01-27 |

8 Reasons To Avoid Doing Business With Monsanto

An anti-GMO activist lays out the financial risks of working with the pesticide and seed giant.

2016-01-27 |

India: False Claims and Flawed Conclusions Being Used to Push GM Crops

Writing in India’s Deccan Herald newspaper on 26 January 2016, Kalyan Ray places great store in a flawed year-old British Parliament document to promote a pro-GM agenda. According to Ray, the document ‘Advanced Genetic Techniquesfor Crop Improvement: Regulation, risks and precaution’ from the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee reflects several arguments in favour of GM crops that certain Indian scientists have been voicing for years.

2016-01-26 |

USA: Genetically-modified Fuji apple could be on tables soon

A British Columbia company has petitioned the USDA to deregulate sales of the Arctic Fuji, which is genetically modified to resist browning after slicing.

2016-01-26 |

USA: Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Roundup Ready Alfalfa Has Gone Wild

A recent study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa has gone wild, in a big way, in alfalfa-growing parts of the West.

2016-01-26 |

USA: Genetic engineering pushes new frontiers as GMO food debate still rages

Twenty years after the first genetically engineered foods became available, the public debate and concern over GMO foods shows no sign of easing.

2016-01-20 |

USA: FDA approves second generation of Simplot GMO spuds

J.R. Simplot Co.'s second-generation Innate potato has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

2016-01-20 |

Taiwan Bans GMOs in Schools, Mandates Strict Label Laws

Another country is taking action on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Taiwan has banned schools across the nation from serving GMOs to students, citing health and safety concerns.

2016-01-20 |

UK: First GM human embryos could be created in Britain within weeks

The first genetically-modified human embryos could be created in Britain within weeks according to the scientists who are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog.

2016-01-20 |

Bolivia: Genetically modified crops spark controversy

Agriculture, which accounts for about 15 percent of Bolivia's gross domestic product, is at the center of a controversy over genetically modified crops, with the government limiting the use of transgenic seeds to soybeans and farmers demanding expanded use to increase productivity.

2016-01-20 |

How GMO lobbyists taught me we're winning

GMO promoters enthuse about how GM crops will be able to help the poor and hungry, far in the future, writes Claire Robinson. But they are silent about the currently-planted GM crops - 99% of them herbicide-tolerant or insecticidal. Could it be because opponents of the technology are being proved right at every turn?

2016-01-12 |

USA: Around the country, organic farmers are pushing for GE-free zones

Jackson County, Oregon, has just joined the small but growing ranks of “GE-free zones” in the U.S., which prohibit the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops. It’s at least the eighth county in the country to create such an ordinance, and efforts are springing up to pass similar measures in other places.

2016-01-11 |

Australia: Greens mull rethink on GM crop policy

Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale says his party is considering a policy change on genetically modified crops.

2016-01-11 |

Kenyan Regulator to Decide On Fate of GMO Crops This Month

Kenyans will know whether genetically modified maize will be grown in the country at the end of this month.

2016-01-11 |

Argentina Protests Monsanto Toxicity and GMO Plants

Activists mobilized across the country to stand in solidarity with communities affected by Monsanto and reject the eviction of a Monsanto protest camp.

2016-01-11 |

USA; Campbell Soup Backs GMO Labeling Rule

Campbell Soup Co. , splitting from major food-industry rivals on an increasingly contentious consumer issue, declared its support for a federal labeling requirement for genetically modified organisms and said it plans to cite GMOs on its packaging.

2016-01-07 |

USA: Yurok Ordinance Bans Genetically Engineered Organisms

The Yurok Tribe has passed a tribal ordinance banning genetically engineered organisms such as GMO corn or altered salmon from its territory.

2016-01-07 |

Azerbaijan: eco labels & GMOs

Seeking less dangerous food for our health we try to carefully read out the important note on the products. But to what extent should we trust on them?

2016-01-06 |

China: Greenpeace reports farmers are illegally growing GMO corn

Farmers are illegally growing genetically modified corn in China's northeast, said environmental non-profit Greenpeace on Wednesday, in a report that may generate further distrust of the government's ability to ensure a safe food supply.

2016-01-06 |

Venezuela Bans GMO Crops, Passes One of World's Most Progressive Seed Laws

Venezuela approved a new law on Dec. 23, 2015, that imposes one of the world’s toughest regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

2015-12-30 |

USA: FDA approval of GM salmon doesn't stop Connecticut efforts to save wild fish

Wild Atlantic salmon spawned in the fresh waters of the Connecticut River migrate to and from as far away as Greenland during their lifetime. At least, that’s what they are supposed to do.

2015-12-30 |

USA: Federal judge approves GMO settlement

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke has approved a settlement that allows local farmers to temporarily grow genetically modified alfalfa, but they must submit their field locations to attorneys representing GMO opponents.

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