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2015-06-02 |

Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon more susceptible to disease

A Canadian risk assessment has found genetically modified salmon is susceptible to disease than normal salmon, reports eNews Park Forest.

2015-05-29 |

Germany: In unusual move, scientists lobby for GM labeling

When it comes to labeling genetically modified (GM) food, the battle lines are usually clear: Those who oppose genetic engineering want it labeled, and those who support it see no need. But today, a group of German scientists and other proponents of GM organisms launched a campaign to require labeling of anything that contains or has been produced with the help of GM organisms.

2015-05-29 |

USA: GMO control area proposal revived in Oregon

A proposal to create "control areas" for heightened regulation of GMOs has been resurrected in the Oregon legislature.

2015-05-29 |

Meet the latest phase of genetic engineering: synthetic biology

London-based Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, designer, artist and lead author of the book Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature. In her project Designing for the Sixth Extinction, which after Istanbul is now on display at the Design Museum in London, Ginsberg imagines what a synthetic biology-designed world would look like

2015-05-29 |

Scientists to thrash out rules on genetically modified humans

Scientists in America will collaborate to draw up a set of ethical guidelines around the rights and wrongs of editing the human genome.

2015-05-26 |

Russian lawmakers propose strengthening penalties for GMO labeling violations

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers introduced a bill which contains penalties of up to two years in prison for violations of labeling of genetically modified foods, Izvestia newspaper reported on Tuesday.

2015-05-26 |

Burkina Faso: Anti-GMO protesters march against Monsanto

Thousands activists of the collective citizenship for agro-ecology, of which many Europeans, took to the streets on Saturday at Ouagadougou to demonstrate against genetically modified organism (GMO) and the specialized GMO distribution multinational company, Monsanto. Monsanto

2015-05-26 |

Iran unveils its first genetically modified cotton

Iran has unveiled the first sample of genetically modified cotton, which has been produced through indigenous technology by Iranian specialists.

2015-05-26 |

Chinese GMO law could further delay approval of new crops

Proposed changes to China's regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMO) could further delay an already lengthy approval process for imports of new GMO crops, plant science industry association CropLife Asia said.

2015-05-22 |

GMO debate shows big opinion gap between scientists, public over safety

A major restaurant chain eliminating foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was sure to be controversial. Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to get pilloried in mainstream and social media, accused of shrugging off the views of most scientists who say that foods that contain GMOs are generally safe to eat.

2015-05-22 |

Scientists develop new 'kill switch' to destroy genetically-modified organisms that escape

Genetically modified organisms hold a lot of promise for creating hardier crops and faster growing fish, but even supporters are concerned about invasive organisms running wild. If a faster, better, stronger strain of bacteria escaped the lab, how would we stop it? Now, scientists have come up with a new solution: self-destructing DNA.

2015-05-22 |

Taiwan: New rule on genetically modified packaged food to be implemented

Packaged foods that contain more than 3 percent genetically modified (GM) raw materials will have to be labeled as GM products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.

2015-05-22 |

Indian scientists to submit genetically modified mustard report to govt

Indian scientists have completed final trials of a genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard and will submit a report to the government in a month, hoping to win over stiff opposition to make it the country's first commercial transgenic food crop.

2015-05-19 |

Bulgaria: Verbal clashes at pro-GMO presentation at Sofia Science Festival

Question time following Irish scientist Padraic Flood’s presentation entitled “Why we need GMOs” saw raised voices as he came under sustained verbal attack from members of a Bulgarian anti-GMO organisation.

2015-05-19 |

Nigeria: Group Berates FG Over Bio-Safety Law

A group, Nigeria Against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has faulted the recently signed National Bio-safety Agency Bill into law by the outgoing-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as a ruse, scam, charade and a veil under which Monsanto, Dupont, Sygenta and similar foreign Bio-tech companies can achieve a strong foothold in the country.

2015-05-19 |

Sudan: Genetically Modified Food Issue Revisited

In the last few weeks the concerned authorities seized a shipment of imported genetically modified foodstuffs which were in its way to the Sudanese markets.

2015-05-19 |

EU: WHO findings on weed killer will not speed up safety review

EU regulators will not accelerate a decision on whether to restrict use of the world's most widely used weed killer, even though it has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization (WHO), officials said on Tuesday.

2015-05-19 |

GMO Contamination Risk is Too High, Say Groups from Canada, Australia and Japan

Civil society organisations from Canada, Australia and Japan have jointly issued a warning about contamination risks from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), after the recent EU commission authorisation of 17 new GMOs for food and feed.

2015-05-13 |

March Against Monsanto to Launch Worldwide Protests on May 23

On May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign.

2015-05-13 |

USA: Gene labelling campaign

Effective July 2016, Vermont in the US will be the first to require products to be so labelled if they contain GMO. Grocery manufacturers have been challenging attempts to mandate GMO labelling. The main reason, of course, is anticipated consumer resistance.

2015-05-13 |

Armenia: Officials says genetically modified food under control amid consumer concerns

The possible presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food is becoming a matter of concern as well as debate in Armenia lately. Environmentalists say genetically modified (GM) food may be detrimental to public health, but proponents of the idea insist that such products are good to welfare as they help solve food supply and security issues.

2015-05-13 |

Ghana: Farmer Association joined to GMO case

An Accra Fast Track High Court, has granted the application for the Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen (GNAFF) to be joined to the law suit filed by Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG).

2015-05-13 |

GMOs? Not So Fast: developed to satisfy certain values

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have become a hot political issue. Thirty states have considered legislation that would label food containing GMOs. Two states, Maine and Connecticut, have passed GMO labeling laws that will go into effect if nearby states pass GMO labeling laws.

2015-05-11 |

Uganda ruling party greenlights superbananas and other GMO

Uganda's ruling party has approved a bill that will give the green light to superbananas and other genetically modified foods.

2015-05-11 |

GMOs, Pesticides, and Megacompanies Behind Your Food

Want to ruin a pleasant holiday dinner? Bring up GMOs. They’re right up there with politics and religion on the list of Thanksgiving conversation destroyers.

2015-05-11 |

Syngenta rejects unsolicited Monsanto deal offer

Syngenta AG rejected an unsolicited takeover offer valued at roughly $45 billion from U.S. rival Monsanto Co., saying the proposed deal undervalued the Swiss agrochemical giant.

2015-05-11 |

New wave of conventional retailers wants natural, organic, non-GMO

Retailers want growth, and CPG giants such as Heinz and Kraft are no longer delivering it, said Hain Celestial bosses this week.

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