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2015-07-21 |

Ireland: EU GMO proposals would have a disproportionate impact on Ireland

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has called for an impact assessment of the European Commission’s proposal for a EU Regulation to permit Member States to ban the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory.

2015-07-17 |

UK Survey Shows Public Lacks Trust in BBC over GMOs

As the BBC faces an uncertain financial future, a new survey reveals that nearly 70% of the public do not trust the independence of experts featured on BBC programmes.

2015-07-17 |

US Soy Study Invalidates FDA 'Substantial Equivalence' Regulations on GMOs

A new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Sciences reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).

2015-07-17 |

EU: Speaking points on Regulation on Genetically Modified food and feed - Council of the EU - Agriculture and Fisheries

This proposal stems directly from the set of political guidelines on the basis of which this Commission was appointed. Therefore, we are delivering on our mission to review the existing decision making process so that the Member States have more freedom of choice.

2015-07-17 |

UK: Research with genetically modified diamondback moth for pest control purposes

Scientists in Britain say they have developed a way of genetically modifying and controlling an invasive species of moth that causes serious pest damage to cabbages, kale, canola and other similar crops worldwide.

2015-07-14 |

Bangladesh activists hit selling of genetically-modified crops without proper labeling

People in Bangladesh could hardly know whether or not what they eat on their tables are genetically- modified (GM) varieties of vegetable as the authorities allowed farmers to sell a variety of brinjal, modified under a U.S.-funded project, violating biosafety regulations.

2015-07-14 |

Georgia: does the country import genetically modified food?

The Georgian market is free from genetically modified products imported from abroad, says a new report by the National Food Agency.

2015-07-14 |

Malaysia: GM food the silent threat

Restrictions or outright bans on the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) exist in many countries worldwide. Yet Malaysia has approved eight genetically modified (GM) maize/corn products and six GM soybean products for food, feed and processing purposes.

2015-07-14 |

EU: Non-GMO labels are on the rise in Europe – but why?

Non-GMO labels are on the rise in European countries – but unlike the US, EU legislation requires all food containing above trace levels of GM to be labelled. So is there even a need for GMO-free?

2015-07-14 |

USA: After lengthy wait, effort begins to update GMO safety rules

By almost any measure, the U.S. system that judges the safety and effectiveness of genetically modified ­organisms is out of date.

2015-07-14 |

USA: Anti-GMO Labeling Bill Just Got DARKer

This week the House Agriculture Committee is expected to mark up and vote on a bill that would take away the right of states to label food with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs.

2015-07-09 |

Pakistan: Cotton growers’ woes traced to ‘secret agreement’ on GM seeds

Cotton growers’ current woes with the genetically modified (GM) Bt seeds have been traced to an agreement that a national research institute signed with a multinational biotech seed producing company in 2006 over the head of Pakistan government, according to knowledgeable sources.

2015-07-09 |

Obama Administration Announces Revamping Of GMO Regulations – Wants Monsanto To Be More Transparent

For many years, Monsanto along with many other companies that specialize in biotechnology, have been given free reign to set the rules and standards on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

2015-07-09 |

Iran imports $5 billion worth of genetically modified crops despite restrictions

Iran imports $5 billion of genetically modified crops a year despite government restrictions on the production of biotech products, local media said on Monday.

2015-07-09 |

Ireland: scientists claim government's GM policy is bizarre

The Irish Government's stance on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been slammed by some of the country's top agriculturalists.

2015-07-09 |

UK: New GM cereal crop produces fish oil in its seeds

A genetically-modified cereal crop that produces fish oil in its seeds has been grown successfully for the first time in Britain, scientists have announced

2015-07-09 |

Canada Close to Allowing Unapproved GM Food Contamination in Imports

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has denounced the federal government’s proposal to allow exceptions to Health Canada’s safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) foods.

2015-07-07 |

EU: EFSA updates advice to protect butterflies and moths in protected habitats

EFSA has updated its previous risk management recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure to Bt-maize pollen for the larvae of non-target butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in protected habitats.

2015-07-07 |

Russian Deputy PM Confirms 'Clean Products' Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has announced that Russia will not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to increase productivity in agriculture, while he was speaking on Friday at a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

2015-07-07 |

Contaminated lab feed invalidates commercialization of chemicals and GMOs

Laboratory rats are frequently used for testing chemicals and genetically modified (GMO) foods, as the last step before commercialization in order to determine effects on mammalian health and predict risk in humans.

2015-07-01 |

UK: Gene-modified wheat at centre of row fails to repel aphids

A genetically engineered wheat that gives off a special smell designed to repel aphids has flopped in field-scale tests, underscoring the difficulty of harnessing the controversial technology.

2015-07-01 |

EU Health Commissioner says current gridlock on GMO decisisons must not continue

EU Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, has called on EU negotiators to engage in talks on reforming rules on the use of GM animal feed imports, saying the current gridlock must not continue.

2015-06-29 |

Why does Monsanto want Syngenta?

Monsanto made two very public offers to buy Syngenta, its Swiss rival in the global GM seed-ag chem business. The offers weighed in at a fat $45 billion.

2015-06-29 |

Biotech Industry Association Name Change Betrays “PR Despair”

The name change comes in the wake of a proposed name change for biotech giant Monsanto, should it merge with Syngenta.

2015-06-29 |

European attitudes towards GMO – an overview of the current opinions

At the beginning of this year, the European Union chose to allow its member states to ban genetic modification in their respective agriculture industries.

2015-06-25 |

German farming group KTG sows more soybeans in Europe, sees growing demand

German farming company KTG Agrar AG has expanded its soybean sowings in Europe for the 2015 harvest, with large demand being experienced for crops free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the company's chief executive said.

2015-06-25 |

Vietnam: Genetically modified corn trial in Phu Tho

Six genetically modified (GM) corn varieties are being trialed in a midland commune in northern Phu Tho Province.

2015-06-25 |

Ghana: Smallholder farmers kick against GMOs

The role of agriculture remain the pillar for development, supporting livelihoods of many families, guaranteeing food security, reducing poverty in rural areas and promoting growth and national development; however, the mirage of challenges confronting small holder farmers cannot be overlooked.

2015-06-24 |

Costa Rica: Scientists Oppose GMO Biocolonization

Personalities from the eco-scientific and organic agriculture environments are speaking up against the letter from the American Embassy, in which the Costa Rican government is put under pressure to adopt transgenic seeds.

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