The US-research agency DARPA is funding a research program that uses insects to release GM-viruses that can alter the genome of crops in the field. Scientists warn that such a system can be used as a biological weapon.
The run-up to the Swiss referendum on the Fair Food Initiative has shown that people want more sustainability and transparency with regard to the origin and production of food. FiBL has developed the "SMART tool" to make such achievements visible.
Ecor Spa, the largest Italian distributing company of organic products and B’io, an association of more than 200 specialized stores in Italy, were present at the national Fair of Sustainability “Terra Futura”.
The European Commission has decided that the notification by the government of Cyprus of draft legislation requiring genetically modified (GM) foods to be displayed separately from non-GM foods in supermarkets is non-admissible.