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GMO

​‘Values, not science’: British MPs attack EU anti-GM policy, demand power to regulate
British MPs want powers to regulate genetically-modified (GM) crops, deeming current EU law “not fit for purpose.”

26.02.2015 09:49

GM apples that resist browning approved by US govt
GMO apples that resist browning have been approved as safe to eat, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), rebuffing efforts by the anti-GMO lobby to reject the fruit.

13.02.2015 20:28

GMO labeling bill to face stiff agribusiness opposition after reintroduction in Congress
A federal bill that would mandate the accurate labeling of genetically-engineered ingredients in food or beverages sold in the US has been revived in Congress, the latest for the popular “right to know” movement that faces formidable corporate opposition.

13.02.2015 15:17

‘GM is safe, green groups are not being honest’ – ex-EU scientist
Environmental campaigners are not being “honest” in their arguments against genetically modified (GM) crops, the former chief scientific adviser to the European Commission has said.

03.02.2015 14:59

GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain
A new genetically modified potato is closer than ever to arriving in American grocery stores, but while advocates claim it can actually reduce the risk of cancer, opponents say not nearly enough is known to ensure public safety.

29.01.2015 04:24

'Genetic firewall' discovery to make GMOs containable, scientists say
Scientists believe they have created a breakthrough in genetic engineering. They have come up with bacteria, which can’t survive without a manmade chemical, so genetically modified organisms wouldn’t be able to live outside their intended area.

24.01.2015 13:36

Monsanto agrochemicals cause genetic damage in soybean workers – study
Soybean workers exposed to the agrochemicals like glyphosate, the main component in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ herbicide and other biocides, suffer from elevated DNA and cell damage, according to a new study.

22.01.2015 15:07

Food fight: Has the EU endorsed its own genetic modification?
Not unsurprisingly as the fuel of humanity, food elicits heated debate. Meanwhile, European unity has fragmented around genetic modification: what’s next?

20.01.2015 14:00

‘We are fed up!’: Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.

17.01.2015 19:03

EU to pick which GMO it grows after new bill passed overwhelmingly
EU member states will now be able to decide for themselves whether to produce GM crops, according to a new law, which is already stoking controversy. They can now ban even the cultivation of crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority.

14.01.2015 13:31

‘Dodgy deal’: Euro MPs’ vote opens way for GM crops in Britain
Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of allowing genetically modified (GM) crops to be grown across the EU on a large scale for the first time.

13.01.2015 11:52

​Food 2.0? Britain needs GM crop revolution – Tory minister
Britain should gear up for the next ‘agricultural revolution’ and adopt GM crops, the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said on Wednesday.

08.01.2015 09:42