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2015-01-20 |

EU: Agriculture Commissioner promises GMO labelling, despite TTIP

If a product contains genetically modified corn, it will still be labelled as such in the future, assured EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, seeking to dispel fears that consumer protection standards could suffer under planned trade agreements with the US and Canada. EurActiv Germany reports.

2015-01-20 |

Mexico: International Court Calls on Mexico to Ban Genetically Modified Corn

Mexico is desperately trying to avoid a bioterrorism takeover by Big GMO, which is insistent upon ushering in genetically modified (GM) maize to replace the dozens of native corn varieties already grown throughout the country.

2015-01-16 |

EU's harvest of genetically-modified corn falls

European Union production of genetically modified corn fell last year, even as output of conventional maize soared to a record high – but there is no sign of imports of biotech products slackening off.

2015-01-16 |

Costa Rica: court hands GMO opponents a victory by declaring permitting process unconstitutional

In a ruling Thursday lauded by Costa Rica’s anti-GMO activists, the country’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, struck down the government’s regulatory framework on genetically modified organisms, declaring the process of approval for GMO projects unconstitutional.

2015-01-16 |

Peru: Transnationals Accused of Interfering With GM Food Laws

Civil society groups denounced on Monday the intervention by transnational corporations like Monsanto in stopping the implementation of a genetically modified (GM) foods prohibition law.

2015-01-16 |

EU: Genetically modified feed may be less likely after EU vote

European Union (EU) meat and livestock producers are less likely to worry that their animals have fed on fodder contaminated with genetically modified (GM) material following a European Parliament vote to allow EU member states more power to block the cultivation of GM crops.

2015-01-16 |

UK: GM crops to be fast-tracked following EU vote

GM crops could be speedily brought to the UK market after MEPs voted to allow countries to choose whether to grow the crops on Tuesday. The new EU law, which comes into force this spring, will allow states to cultivate GM crops that have already been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa).

2015-01-16 |

German Environment Ministry seeks unconditional GMO ban

Germany’s Environment Ministry is hoping for a complete ban on green genetic engineering, but a Green party assessment warns that upcoming free trade agreements like TTIP and CETA could still bring genetically modified plants to the European market. EurActiv Germany reports.

2015-01-14 |

EU Parliament backs GMO opt-out for EU member states

New legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory, even if this is allowed at EU level, was passed by MEPs on Tuesday.

2015-01-14 |

USA: Comment Today on the next Genetically Engineered Potato

There’s always a little catch-up to do when coming out of the Holiday season. Back in December, the USDA public comment period opened up for a next-generation transgenic potato variety developed by Simplot.

2015-01-14 |

USA: Montclair State Researchers Examine New Jersey Consumers Attitudes Toward GM Food Products

Study finds that GMO labeling, such as that required by a recently proposed New Jersey bill, would help consumers make more fully informed purchasing decisions

2015-01-14 |

Nigeria: Experts enumerate what Nigerians need to know about biosafety bill

The Nigerian biosafety bill is one bill that has suffered a lot of legislative setback over the years, the bill was first presented to the parliament in 2006, and was passed eventually in 2010, during the sixth assembly, but failed to get presidential accent before the expiration of the last administration.

2015-01-14 |

How the Great Food War Will Be Won

By conventional wisdom it is excellent news. Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods.

2015-01-12 |

Genetic engineering on the cheap

Klavs Jensen spent years in his lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology trying to find a better way to get stuff into cells without killing them.

2015-01-12 |

Pakistan: GMO Biotechnology Categorized as Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction

In July last year, Monsanto, Pioneer and Syngenta, multinational companies and a number of national firms approached Pakistan’s Ministry of Food Security seeking licences to raise genetically-modified (GM) food products in Pakistan.

2015-01-12 |

English farmers could grow commercial GM crops for first time

A landmark ruling by the European Parliament is this week expected to give ministers the power to approve genetically modified crops

2015-01-09 |

Monsanto earnings fall 34% after a year of global protests

Company that has come under fire for its genetically modified seeds said its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter

2015-01-09 |

Chinese government backs further studies of genetically modified crops

The central government has renewed permits allowing scientists to grow three varieties of genetically modified rice and corn on the mainland, more than three months after they expired, suggesting the technology has the continued backing of the authorities.

2015-01-09 |

Can GMOs save the world?

In October in Istanbul, farmers, agricultural researchers and advocates from around the world gathered for the Organic World Congress, organized by the 42-year-old International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM). With 800 affiliates in 124 countries, IFOAM comes together every three years to gauge its global efforts to promote chemical-free farming, share innovations and address challenges to growth.

2015-01-07 |

USA: GMO Ban In Los Angeles Losing Support, Regulation Might Be Dead

A GMO ban in Los Angeles is reportedly losing support, and may not happen at all. Just three days before local lawmakers were slated to vote on a ban on all genetically-modified crops, a massive lobbying effort was embarked upon by a biotech trade group.

2015-01-07 |

Gene Editing Technology Provides Loophole From GMO Regulation

Historically, genetically modified crops have contained genes from other organisms such as bacteria and require federal government approval.

2015-01-07 |

DuPont Pioneer unleashes new GM soybean cooking oil

It is called Plenish and it is a cooking oil that has been approved by the USDA as safe to eat. It is made solely of genetically modified (GM, GMO) soy beans and they say it may very well change the way the world sees GMOs.

2015-01-07 |

Genetically modified crops: Corporate fiction

As the New Year begins, I feel compelled to reflect on how fictions and abstract constructions are ruling us; the nature of being and existence is being redefined in such fundamental ways that life itself is threatened. When corporations that were designed as legal constructs claim “personhood”, then real people — who stand in line at polling booths, eke out livelihoods, and raise families — lose their rights.

2015-01-06 |

India: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Bats for GM Crop Trials

The Narendra Modi government is committed to going ahead with trials for genetically modified or GM crops and a decision on commercialization will be taken only after proper scientific evaluation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has told NDTV.

2015-01-05 |

USDA clears GMO tall fescue

A new GMO variety of tall fescue turfgrass that's resistant to glyphosate herbicides has been cleared for cultivation by USDA.

2015-01-05 |

USA: Iowa lawsuits accuse Syngenta over rejected GMO crops

Iowa farmers and companies are suing Syngenta AG, claiming they suffered financial losses when China rejected corn shipments containing a genetically modified seed developed by the agribusiness giant but not approved for use by China.

2015-01-05 |

USA: Iowa lawsuits accuse Syngenta over rejected GMO crops

Iowa farmers and companies are suing Syngenta AG, claiming they suffered financial losses when China rejected corn shipments containing a genetically modified seed developed by the agribusiness giant but not approved for use by China.

2014-12-29 |

USA: GMO-Labelling Unlikely to Affect US Consumer Prices

Labeling food products as genetically (GMO) engineered should not affect US consumer prices, advocates of GMO labeling told Sputnik Tuesday.

2014-12-29 |

Genetically Modified Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

Roasting chestnuts on an open fire is supposed to be one of the quintessential Christmas experiences. But I'd never tasted nor smelled a roasted chestnut until I got into the genetics lab of William Powell at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

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