GM crops under the microscope at international debate EurekAlert (press release) One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops – will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at...
We campaign against genetically modified (GM) crops because they are making farming less fair, more risky and no more sustainable. GM crops have locked farmers further into depending on costly inputs from a handful of powerful chemical companies, and have been sold on false promises.
Ministers from 12 European Union member states have urged the European Commission to reconsider its proposal to approve a new strain of genetically modified maize.
The representatives, from countries including Austria, France and Italy, sent a letter dated 12 February to European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg asking him not to sanction the approval of Pioneer 1507. The move follows a debate at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 11 February, at which it became clear that the Commission is almost certain to sanction cultivation of the crop. This is despite the opposition of 19 of the 28 member countries – and the European Parliament. The letter states that this outcome would not “yield approval under any other decision-making procedure”.
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany intends to abstain in a European Union vote on the cultivation of a new type of genetically modified maize, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.Some German opposition
A group of 41 scientists have signed a public statement condemning the retraction of a study on genetically modified crops conducted by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and his team at the University of Caen, France.
A leaked document reveals plans by the US's Grocery Manufacturers Association to sue the first state that passes a GMO labeling law. Vermont will be the decisive battle-ground, report Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins.
The cultivation of genetically modified corn is being debated throughout the European Union. There are big fears about possible health and environmental dangers. Are the worries warranted or unfounded?
Farmers in northern Poland are demanding the right to sell the food they produce in local shops, fighting oppressive sanitary regulations, picketing the Land Agency for access to prime farmland, and resisting GMOs.
By David Schubert, professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in any state. This is largely because of the money expended by GM seed producers toward blocking food-labeling laws. A common claim made by this group …
Times of India Anti-GM groups challenge Prime Minister to prove his point over transgenic crops Times of India NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pitched for genetically engineered crops for agricultural development in the...
Following the announcement last week that 1200 litres of GM purple tomato juice is being sent to the UK from Canada for testing, before the GM tomatoes themselves enter shops across the country, EU an...
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