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​Vermont poised to enact toughest US GMO-labeling law yet
Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has supported the bill.

23.04.2014 22:35

Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years
Russia will not start certifying GM seeds for at least three more years due to delays in creating the necessary infrastructure, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told MPs. Earlier Russia had expected to allow planting such seeds from June.

22.04.2014 13:24

It’s the toxic herbicide Roundup and glyphosates, stupid!
Remember Bill Clinton’s famous line in his 1992 presidential debate with then-President G.W. Bush when Clinton said, “It’s the economy, stupid!”

22.04.2014 11:39

​US corn exports to China drop 85 percent after ban on GMO strains – industry report
China’s rejection of shipments of US corn containing traces of unapproved genetically modified maize has caused a significant drop in exports. According to a new report, US traders have lost $427 million in sales.

12.04.2014 10:37

​Monsanto and co. pouring money into defeating county measure to ban GMOs
Monsanto and five other top agrochemical companies have donated a combined $455,000 to defeat an Oregon county ballot initiative that would restrict the growth of genetically-modified crops in area farms.

07.04.2014 21:50

Russia will not import GMO products - PM Medvedev
Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.

05.04.2014 23:30

​Koch ally to introduce Monsanto-backed bill to bar state GMO labeling laws
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.

04.04.2014 03:13

​Brazil looks to ban Monsanto’s Roundup, other toxicity risks
Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to suspend use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pervasive herbicide Roundup. A recent study suggested glyphosate may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions worldwide.

27.03.2014 21:13

​GMO labeling effort in Colorado scores win in state Supreme Court
An effort to put a ballot initiative in front of Colorado voters regarding the labeling of genetically modified foods was allowed to proceed after the state Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by biotech and food industry outfits.

19.03.2014 21:57

American pests develop resistance to ‘deadly’ toxins in GM maize – research
Genetically modified corn, which produces anti-pest toxin, is no longer as efficient at killing the bugs. The resistance arose quickly, due to some extent, to farmers avoiding the simple, but profit-cutting precaution of crop rotation.

18.03.2014 16:52

Scientists urge UK govt to ditch ‘dysfunctional’ GMO regulations
There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.

15.03.2014 04:56

Duma seeks moratorium on GMO production in Russia
Legislators are asking the government to impose a temporary ban on all genetically-altered products in Russia, while the Agriculture Ministry suggests the punishment for illegal GMO production be equated to that of growing cannabis.

26.02.2014 07:27

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