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2015-10-15 |

Mexico: Chefs Are Fighting a Future of Genetically Modified Corn

In August, a Mexican federal district judge repealed a two-year-old ban on genetically modified maize, ruling that those who supported it had failed to show that the planting of transgenic seeds caused harm.

2015-10-15 |

EU: Syngenta withdraws two applications for GMO products

Syngenta has withdrawn two applications for genetically modified products in the European Union following a re-evaluation of their commercial potential, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

2015-10-15 |

Europe GMO Debate Not Over: EU Votes to Allow GMO Imports Despite Opposition

Despite a majority of the European Union officially saying “no” to growing genetically modified crops (GMOs) within their territories, the latest move from the European Parliament’s environment committee (Environment MEP) will likely leave the door open for the controversial products to continue entering the EU through imports.

2015-10-12 |

Poland: activists demand GMO labels on food products

The goal of the initiative is to introduce uniform and legible labelling of foodstuffs free of genetically engineered components.

2015-10-09 |

EU: More than half of EU officially bans genetically modified crops

It’s a landslide. More than half the 28 countries in the European Union, including Germany and France, have decided to ban their farmers from growing genetically modified crops. Several regions, including Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have also joined the movement.

2015-10-09 |

Australia: Supporters on both sides of GMO battle predict the fight won't end in High Court

Supporters on both sides of the legal battle between Western Australian farmers Steve Marsh and Michael Baxter say the fight over genetically modified (GM) crops won't end in the High Court.

2015-10-09 |

Monsanto Announces Layoffs, Low Earnings — Could The Ag Giant Be Suffering From The Anti-GMO Movement?

Monsanto’s profits are slipping and the agriculture giant best known for its GMO Roundup Ready seeds announced Thursday that restructuring will occur, including layoffs. Monsanto missed its fourth quarter earnings and is offering share buybacks, according to Seeking Alpha. The revisions come after the company lost 19 cents per share when they were expected to break even in the fourth quarter.

2015-10-07 |

EU: Two thirds of EU states reject GMO crops, file cultivation opt-out requests

Two thirds of EU states have requested to be allowed to ban the growing of genetically modified crops in their countries, choosing the “opt-out” clause of a European Commission rule that allows members to override EU-wide GMO approvals.

2015-10-07 |

GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science

In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in particular, their genetically modified crops.

2015-10-07 |

Malta opts out of growing GMO crops

Malta has told the European Commission it will ban the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), availing itself of an opt-out clause.

2015-10-05 |

China: Genetically-modified micropig pets spark animal rights outrage

Tiny pigs, created by genetic editing techniques pioneered by Chinese scientists, are set to be sold as pets soon, triggering a row between animal rights groups and scientists.

2015-10-05 |

Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops

Nineteen of the 28 EU member states have applied to keep genetically modified crops out of all or part of their territory, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday, the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GM crops.

2015-10-01 |

India: No, GMOs Didn't Create India's Farmer Suicide Problem, But…

Since the mid-1990s, around 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves—a rate of about one every 30 minutes, which is 47 percent higher than the national average. The tragedy has become entangled in the rhetorical war around genetically modified seeds.

2015-10-01 |

USA: GMO Labeling Safe or Dark

It already passed the U.S. House, but there is no stopping the debate over whether the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act really does inform New England consumers about GMO food.

2015-10-01 |

Hawaii: We need a GMO-free space

After Hawai‘i County’s ban on GMOs, companies like Monsanto and Syngenta have been pushing back. It’s up to big agricultural business to prove it can responsibly conduct open-air testing and grow GMO crops without a negative effect on Hawai‘i’s ecosystem before it can be allowed to do so.

2015-10-01 |

Slovenia and Serbia Give Green Light to GM Crop Bans

The Slovenian Government Committee for Economic Affairs has allowed the country to send an official request to the European Commission for the banning of GM crops.

2015-09-28 |

USA: Lawmakers coalescing behind push to label genetically modified foods

Now supported by more than three-quarters of state lawmakers, legislation that would require all genetically engineered food to be labeled won praise from proponents this week as a consumer protection that would help people make informed choices about what to eat.

2015-09-28 |

Austria and Italy Celebrate Bans on GM Crops with EU Opt-Out

Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser and a number of Italian Ministries have confirmed that both countries are officially requesting an opt-out from growing the eight varieties of GM maize permitted or set to be permitted at the EU level, thus there will now be a full ban on GM crops in both countries under new EU regulations.

2015-09-28 |

GMO Safety: Physicians Take on the Biotech Industry

Ever since the rise of the Tea Party, the Republican Party has developed an allergy to science - especially any science related to climate or environmental protection. They have been called the "Anti-Science Party" and "Luddites," even by prominent members of their own party. Lately, they have even trumpeted that "they are not scientists," apparently in a tortured attempt to glorify their ignorance.

2015-09-28 |

Malta: AD urges government to use EU opt-out to be declared GMO free

Alternattiva Demokratika says government should utilise EU-opt out in declaring Malta a GMO-free zone.

2015-09-25 |

Northern Ireland bans genetically modified crops

Genetically modified crops have been prohibited in Northern Ireland. Stormont’s Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan said he was unconvinced of the advantages of the technology.

2015-09-25 |

The Heavy Price Tag of GMO Contamination

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its newest data on the organic sector, featuring results from a survey of organic farmers conducted earlier this year.

2015-09-25 |

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each.

2015-09-23 |

Lithuania Bans GM Crops as Biotech Industry Loses More Ground

Lithuanian Agriculture Minister, Virginija Baltraitienė, announced last week that the Baltic country has demanded an EU opt-out regarding the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops.

2015-09-23 |

Philippines: Group warns GMO contamination of Mindanao cornfields

Groups advocating organic farming worry on the possible contamination of cornfields in Mindanao after a study conducted by farmers’ group Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag) showed a white corn variety in Bukidnon tested positive with the genetically modified Round-up Ready (RR corn) hybrid traits.

2015-09-23 |

Kenya: Activists Hold Anti-GMO Demo in Nairobi

Activists opposing the introduction of genetically modified foods on Thursday held a demonstration in Nairobi.

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