GENET-news

To stay informed you can subscribe to the GENET-news list.

 

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.

2015-12-30 |

USA: Sugar Beet GMO Concerns Could Affect Minnesota Producers

Farms and producers around some Minnesota crops could be crippled if more food companies begin to remove genetically modified crops from their products.

2015-12-30 |

USA: GMO wheat is coming

We could be planting genetically enhanced varieties of wheat by now and been through the complaining and gnashing of teeth from food companies and importers. Monsanto’s decision to stop almost 10 years ago was driven by pushback from U.S. producers fearing domestic and foreign buyers would not use it or accept products made from a transgenic food grain.

2015-12-23 |

UK: Lawmakers call for British trials of genetically modified insects

Britain should challenge "woefully inadequate" European regulations and launch field trials of genetically modified insects that are designed to wipe out disease-carrying bugs that harm crops and people, lawmakers said on Thursday.

2015-12-23 |

Thailand: Finding common ground with GMO Bill

The new Biological Safety Bill leaves much room for GMO businesses and farms to freely operate in Thailand. There are many hoops that small organic farms must jump through that the bigger GMO companies can bypass.

2015-12-23 |

India: oilseeds rise on hopes of more exports following Philippine GMO ban

Indian oilseeds rose on Friday after local markets received news that the Philippine Supreme Court last week banned the import of genetically modified organisms (GMO), a move that is seen as helping India's faltering oilmeal exports, traders said.

2015-12-23 |

Philippines: Choice between GMO and non-GMO

Today, consumers enjoy a wide range of food choices of both organic products and those resulting from biotechnology (GMO). In the final analysis, it is the consumers who make the final choices of the foods that they eat. Thus, the importance of providing the consumers with information on GMO as well as non-GMO foods (like organic foods that do not contain GMO).

2015-12-23 |

USA: GM Salmon Was Approved by FDA But Labeled By Congress

Since the discussion on genetically modified salmon started this November, GM salmon was approved by FDA but labeled by Congress, with the chance of being completely taken off the market being very likely. Some senators have even claimed that this fish couldn’t even be called salmon due to its genetic modification.

2015-12-23 |

UK: Why we're tucking into more healthy food & going GM-free

Among the various predicted food trends for 2016, one is of special interest for anyone interested in the genetically modified organisms (GMO) debate, especially those who don’t quite get why opting out of growing genetically modified crops, as Scotland has chosen to do along with 18 other EU countries and counting, chimes with the global zeitgeist.

2015-12-17 |

India: top GMO regulator 'Contempt of Court' over GM mustard trials

India's Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee stands accused of Contempt of Court for evading Supreme Court orders to carry out full biosafety tests on GM crops and publish its data, writes Colin Todhunter. The immediate issue is a herbicide tolerant GM mustard now approved for large scale trials, while earlier findings remain under an impenetrable veil of official secrecy.

2015-12-17 |

USA: GMO food labeling fight surfaces as Congress finishes up

The battle over labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients is heating up in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is speaking out.

2015-12-16 |

Venezuela to Soon Approve Seed Law to Ban GMO Seeds

The Seed Law will regulate the production of hybrid seeds in Venezuela and prevent the research, production, import, and distribution of GMO seeds.

2015-12-16 |

Thailand: the battle over the future of farming

As farmers and activists resist a new law that would permit GM crops, modified produce is already making its way to the tables of unsuspecting consumers.

2015-12-16 |

Philippines: No GMO crop trials says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of GM eggplant, and a temporary halt to approving applications “contained use, import, commercialization and propagation” of GMO crops and products.

2015-12-08 |

USA: Alfalfa farmers reach settlement over Jackson County's GMO ban

A proposed settlement of a lawsuit against Jackson County’s ban on genetically engineered crops would allow continued growing of Roundup-ready alfalfa if it has already been planted.

2015-12-08 |

With China's GMO sector in limbo, local seed firm targets US

A Chinese biotech seed firm is aiming to launch the country's first genetically modified corn products overseas on the home turf of the world's top agricultural companies, as Beijing's reticence over GMO food keeps the domestic market off limits.

2015-12-08 |

Do We Really Want GMO Salmon Swimming into the Food Chain?

The recent approval of genetically engineered salmon for human consumption by the FDA brought back my memories of the Golden Rice controversy. It also raises a question, amid the conflicts of our world: who gets fed?

2015-12-08 |

USA: Food label bill about justice

Communities across New York are striving for a fair food system, in which everyone has access to healthy, affordable food. Food labels are a key element of this agenda, helping people understand what's in their food, how it's produced, and where it's from. This is why labeling foods that contain genetically engineered, or GMO ingredients is a food justice concern.

2015-11-30 |

USA: EPA Revokes Approval of New Dow Herbicide for GMO Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency, in a surprising move, has decided to revoke the approval of a herbicide that was made to be used on a new generation of genetically modified crops.

2015-11-30 |

Thailand: For biosafety or business?

Questions about food safety and stability in Thailand have arisen after the Cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft law on biosafety to legalise and regulate genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

2015-11-30 |

Opinion: In GMO debate, science used by both sides

Recent comments by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., at the Bay Farm Research Center in Columbia, Mo., characterize one of the analytical tools at stake in many of the policy debates facing contemporary agriculture.

2015-11-30 |

Japan: TPP could land genetically modified salmon on Japanese dinner tables

In the classic “rakugo” comic story ”Yakan” (kettle), a retired old man who pretends to know everything answers questions posed by a friend about the origins of the names of various things, including fish.

2015-11-30 |

USA: Obama breaks his promise on frankenfish, and Alaskans will pay

For close to two decades, AquaBounty, a company from Massachusetts, has been genetically modifying salmon. Apparently the whole years in the ocean, swimming back to the home creek, spawning upriver natural progression, is just too much of a pain. It takes too long.

2015-11-23 |

Syngenta sues Cargill, ADM in GMO corn fight

Swiss seed company Syngenta AG has sued top U.S. grain exporters Cargill Inc and Archer Daniels Midland Co over losses that U.S. farmers said they suffered from rejections of boatloads of genetically modified corn by China.

2015-11-23 |

USA: FDA Takes Issue With the Term Non-GMO

Lost in the news about the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of genetically engineered salmon on Thursday was its long-awaited guidelines on labeling food with or without genetically altered plant ingredients.

2015-11-23 |

USA: Here's How Americans Feel About GMO Salmon

This Thursday, AquaBounty Technologies’ new genetically engineered Atlantic salmon made history by achieving FDA approval for human consumption. AquaBounty claims that the salmon take half the time and about 25 percent less food than standard salmon to reach market weight. The salmon will be raised in tanks on land at the company’s Canadian and Panamanian facilities.

2015-11-20 |

Australia: legislation prohibiting growth of GM crops set to be repealed in WA

Legislation allowing the WA Government to prohibit the growth of genetically modified crops in part or all of the state is set to be repealed, with the Agriculture Minister moving to scrap the 12-year-old law.

2015-11-20 |

USA: The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling

Americans may not agree on much in this election year but according to polls, more than 90 percent support genetically engineered (GE) food labeling. Despite the industrial food complex spending hundreds of millions on lobbying against labeling, three states have responded to the call from their voters and passed labeling laws. Vermont's laws will require that companies start labeling by July, 2016.

2015-11-19 |

China’s Hunger to Join GMO Club Revealed in Move to Buy Syngenta

To understand what could be the largest-ever takeover by a Chinese company, look no further than the changes in the nation’s diet.

Go to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...

Overview

News

Go to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...

Go to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...

Home: GENET

GENET-news & GENET-forum

GENET-news is providing a daily news service on a range of topics regarding genetic engineering. We are screening the worldwide English news, press releases and other publications to provide you with a strategic selection of information. GENET-news enables you to stay informed about all aspects of the global controversy around GE technologies and GE organisms. You can subscribe by  email.

The GENET-forum list provides you with additional background information and more voluminous reports. It is only open for GENET members. Please contact the  coordinator for membership and subscription.