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01.01.1970

USA: Vermont Senate Approves GMO Labeling

The Vermont Senate voted 26-2 vote earlier this week, approving a bill to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, the Burlington Free Press reports, speculating that Vermont could be the nation?s first state to enact such a law.

01.01.1970

USA: President Obama provides clear endorsement of agricultural biotechnology

The dedication of Dr. Norman Borlaug's statue in the U.S. Capitol last month brought together an amazing array of Democrats and Republicans, united in highlighting his accomplishments in feeding the world. The event also prompted the president of the United States to give his clearest endorsement to date of the important role biotechnology plays in agriculture.

01.01.1970

UK: Owen Paterson refused Freedom of Information request about 'Frankenfood' talks

Ministers are trying to cover up secret briefings with GM companies hoping to push ?Frankenfood? on to dinner tables.

01.01.1970

French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize

France's lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

01.01.1970

Russia Could Ban Import of Untested GMOs

The import of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Russia could be prohibited should such products fail to pass inspections, according to a draft law published on the Russian government?s legal web portal.

01.01.1970

UK: Experts urge change to GM regulation

Europe's stringent regulation of genetically modified crops has no rational basis and should be revamped to allow countries who want to opt out and grow GM foods to do so, British scientific advisers said on Friday.

01.01.1970

New Zealand: Greens attack AgResearch GE spend

The Green Party is criticising AgResearch for what it says is its un-natural level of spending on genetic engineering experiments on livestock and forage crops.

01.01.1970

Germany: Market Realities Showcased by Turn to GM Soybean Meal

The availability of, and preference for, non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans as an animal feed is again being debated in Germany.

01.01.1970

EFSA observers welcome ongoing open plenary initiative

EFSA?s open plenary meetings demonstrate how the Authority is working to serve consumers, promote open science and provide a forum for dialogue and debate. These are the views of observers who came from across Europe to attend the latest open meeting on GMOs at EFSA?s headquarters in Parma, Italy.

01.01.1970

Monsanto gives a bad name to GM products

In recent years, Missouri-based chemical company Monsanto has generated nearly-endless negative press associated with their genetically modified Roundup Ready crops.

01.01.1970

India to see genetically modified jute in a month

India is likely to see commercialization of genetically modified (GM) jute in a month.

01.01.1970

Hawaii: Maui gathers signatures to temporarily ban growing GMOs

A Maui group says it has submitted more than 9,500 signatures in support of a temporary ban on growing or testing genetically modified organisms in Maui County.

01.01.1970

UK: Princess Anne clashes with Charles Prince of Wales over GM crops

Genetically modified crops 'have a role to play' in helping feed the world, the Princess Royal has said - putting her at stark odds with her older brother Prince Charles. Her acceptance that the development of GM crops is 'inevitable' is staunchly opposite to the Prince of Wales who is on the anti-GM side of the debate.

01.01.1970

India: Punjab starts selling unapproved cotton seeds

The Punjab government has started selling genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds that have never been field tested in Pakistan and approved for commercialisation.

01.01.1970

Big Ag squelching research showing RNAi GMOs may be dangerous

After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesn?t see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor.

01.01.1970

Tanzania: Firms call for GMO national debate

An alliance of 20 local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and exporters has called for a national debate to determine safety of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods.

01.01.1970

GE Trees Make It Easier To Produce Paper

Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that scientists say will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.

01.01.1970

GE fish or meat may be a tough sell for already wary consumers

Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon ? or any other engineered fish or meat ? on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption.

01.01.1970

GE fish or meat may be a tough sell for already wary consumers

Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon ? or any other engineered fish or meat ? on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption.

01.01.1970

Russian Officials Propose New Restrictions on GM Organisms

The certification of non-agricultural genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) could be restricted to ten years, according to a draft law by Russia's Ministry of Education and Science revealed on Thursday.

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