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01.01.1970

China Stumbles Into Future of Genetically Modified Food

On Aug. 17 safety certificates for genetically modified (GMO) varieties of corn and rice were due to be renewed by China?s Ministry of Agriculture, but the deadline came and went with no action being taken.

01.01.1970

USA: Unregulated GM wheat found in Montana

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in state of Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday.

01.01.1970

USA: Governor signs bill banning commercial production of GM salmon

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a North Coast lawmaker?s bill banning the commercial production of genetically altered salmon.

01.01.1970

EU: According to a lobby group new plant breeding techniques are not GE

Are plants, animals, microorganisms or fungus manipulated using new plant breeding techniques (NPBT) genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under European legislation or not? This question was raised in 2008 and has yet to be answered. Some stakeholders (among which industries), members of the New Breeding Techniques Platform (NBT Platform), say that such plants are not GMOs and should not fall under the scope of the GMO legislation. Thanks to UK freedom of information laws, documents ? including a legal analysis by the NBT platform ? provided by the biotechnology lobby group EuropaBio to the British environment ministry DEFRA have been disclosed

01.01.1970

USA: biggest proponents of GMO labeling in Oregon launch their first ads

The group that has raised the most money in the fight over labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon launched its first ads on Tuesday.

01.01.1970

Ghana: Africa Must Spurn GM crops

Human beings were created to reproduce; so as crops and animals on the stream of living things. Can you imagine if people on earth stop the process of reproduction and decide to clone them? This will undoubtedly lead to the process of human extinction.

01.01.1970

Tobacco plant engineered for more efficient photosynthesis

A genetically engineered tobacco plant, developed with two genes from blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), holds promise for improving the yields of many food crops.

01.01.1970

Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate

If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology that has immense value to consumers.

01.01.1970

USA: New Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a Crisis Situation

With the first of a new generation of genetically engineered crops ready to hit the market, the battle lines are being drawn. Food safety activists have promised to fight the crops?corn and soybeans designed to tolerate multiple herbicides?in court. They and many scientists argue that these crops will harm environmental and possibly human health. The companies that make them say they?re providing a much-needed tool to fight the growing scourge of herbicide-resistant weeds.

01.01.1970

USDA Greenlighting of Agent Orange Crops Sparks Condemnation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision this week to approve two new genetically engineered crops is being denounced by watchdog groups as a false solution to herbicide-resistant weeds and a move that threatens human and environment safety alike.

01.01.1970

Ireland: GM foods must be part of the future of Irish agriculture and food production

Genetically Modified (GM) foods must be part of the future of Irish agriculture and food production, according to Leo Enright, Chairman of the Government?s science awareness programme, Discover Science and Engineering.

01.01.1970

Nigeria: Concerns in agricultural biotechnology

The last few weeks have seen several write-ups on the pages of newspapers in Nigeria about genetically modified crops (GMCs), food (GMF) and other products (GMPs).

01.01.1970

USA: Why Dow Enlist GMO Seeds Wait on EPA Review of Weed Killer

Selling farmers on a new method of fighting weeds is a two-part proposition: The herbicide is sold along with genetically modified seeds designed to survive the spraying. Now, Dow Chemical (DOW) is getting ready to challenge Monsanto?s (MON) widely used Roundup Ready crop-and-herbicide combo, with each part of its new product following separate regulatory tracks.

01.01.1970

The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next!

01.01.1970

GMOs feeding the world or failing to yield?

Advocates of genetically engineered crops claim they will help us ?feed the world? by improving crop yields. But is there any actual evidence that GE crops have actually delivered better yields than conventional breeding techniques?

01.01.1970

Engineered moths could reduce pest population

Genetically engineered moths may give farmers a new way to control pests without spraying pesticides.

01.01.1970

Philippines: GMO debate grows over golden rice

Researchers believe they have found a way to add critical nutrients to rice, a dietary staple in countries like the Philippines. But those changes tap directly into concerns over genetically modified food.

01.01.1970

USA: What Room is there for Debate in GMO Labeling?

Voters in Washington narrowly defeated a law that would require big agriculture and the chemical companies to tell us what foods contain genetically engineered ingredients last November. A similar ballot initiative for Proposition 37 failed in California the year before. In both contests, the "no" vote was solicited by a multi-million dollar campaign sponsored by the chemical companies and junk food manufacturers.

01.01.1970

Georgian parliament passes law on live GM organisms

The Georgian parliament passed a law on "Live genetically modified organisms". The law was supported by 65 deputies and opposed by two deputies.

01.01.1970

USA: What's the Big Deal about GMOs?

Genetically engineered foods are in almost all processed food products in the United States. A simple reading of the label will reveal one or more of the following ingredients in every one of them: corn or corn oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil (made from rapeseed oil, a GMO product), soy and/or soybean oil, and/or high fructose corn syrup.

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