Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering09.02.2017 Editor
Testbiotech, the Institute for Independent Impact Assessment of Biotechnology is highly critical of experiments attempting to create chimeric embryos by inserting human embryonic cells into embryos from animal species.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering03.02.2017 Editor
The UK government gave the final go-ahead for a new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat. The planting will take place this spring.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering31.01.2017 Editor
The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, made up of experts from the governments of the Member States, discussed the approval of several GM maize varieties for the EU - there was no majority for an approval.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering31.01.2017 Karin Heinze
Election year and Green Week: time to talk about the future of agriculture and to demonstrate for a change of direction in agriculture. The seventh “We've had enough” demo in Berlin was an opportunity to do just that – 18,000 people went onto the streets. The motley crowd marched through the government district in Berlin, but the events before and after the demo too were also a platform for targeting the demands of the organic industry, animal welfare organisations, environmentalists and critics of capitalism etc. at politicians (Video).
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering24.01.2017 Editor
Under the motto "We are fed up with the agricultural industry!" 18,000 farmers and citizens demand a change in agricultural and nutrition policy. The alliance calls for a 9-point plan for animal, environment and climate change in agriculture.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering20.01.2017 Editor
GM foods have been on the Canadian market since many years and although government has repeatedly assured consumers of their safety, consumers remain wary.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering11.01.2017 Editor
“Agricultural corporations: keep your hands off our food!” – with this motto tens of thousands will again go onto the streets in Berlin on 21 January. The occasion is the “We've had enough!” demonstration demanding a fundamental change to agricultural and nutrition policy.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering10.01.2017 Editor
The EU Commission decided at the end of 2016 to extend the deadline for the elimination of various types of GM rape to 31.12.2019, because Bayer CropSciences is having problems in removing the contamination in food products.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering09.01.2017 Editor
A unique new study published in the scientific journal Nature has used molecular profiles to reveal major differences in composition between a GMO corn and its non-GMO parent.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering05.01.2017 Editor
According to the official statistics published for 2015 more than 1.1 million genetically engineered animals has been used in Germany. Testbiotech demands political initiatives to stop this growing trend in animal suffering.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering04.01.2017 Editor
The new generation of products from gene-edited origin is appearing. The German association VLOG stated these products must be tested, regulated and labelled as GMOs.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering03.01.2017 Editor
The Argentinian Federal Prosecutor Fabián Canda has officially filed a request to the Federal Administrative Court of Buenos Aires to prohibit the sale of GMO seeds that are designed to be grown with glyphosate herbicides (Roundup Ready).
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering02.01.2017 Editor
According to several sources China´s top grain producing province Heilongjiang has decided in December to prohibit to grow GMO crops. The regulation will become effective on May 1,2017.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering30.12.2016 Editor
The GM soya "Intacta" can continue to be sold in the EU. On Thursday, the EU court (ECJ) in Luxembourg rejected an action against the marketing of this variety produced by Monsanto and contained in animal feed and food for humans.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering29.12.2016 Editor
The absence of regulatory approvals has forced the Chinese chemical company ChemChina to extend its takeover offer to the Swiss seed and crop protection company Syngenta once more.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering27.12.2016 Karin Heinze
Not an easy year - politically as well as for the organic industry. Although turnover is still growing political developments as in the UK, in Turkey and the US will all impact on to the organic sector. The worldwide organic movement is working on new ideas and is fighting very hard against GMO and pesticides. Looking back over the organic year, we are summarising important events, market data, developments, trends and reports from Europe and across the world. Please join us for our review! Many more themes are available in our archive and on YouTube and Twitter.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering20.12.2016 Editor
The European Food Safety Authority EFSA has shared the raw data that was used in the EU safety evaluation of the pesticide glyphosate. The information has been sent to a group of MEPs who submitted an official request to see the information.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering19.12.2016 Editor
The German Federal Council Bundesrat calls for comprehensive corrections and improvements to the draft of the new Genetic Engineering Act (Opt out).
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering09.12.2016 Editor
Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension the commission will not accelerate the review.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering07.12.2016 Editor
The German Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has taken a clear stand against any release of genetically engineered organisms inheriting a 'gene drive'.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering06.12.2016 Editor
Gene drive technology poses serious and potentially irreversible threats to biodiversity, as well as national sovereignty, peace, and food security, declare 160 global groups at the COP13 meetings in Cancun, Mexico.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering06.12.2016 Editor
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) of Nigeria has warned the public of genetically-modified products that are on offer in some stores. None of the products has yet been approved for local and commercial consumption.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering02.12.2016 Editor
According to US-based Organic Consumers Association (OCA) the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) decided last month that new GMO technologies won´t be allowed in organics.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering28.11.2016 Editor
The EU Commission wants to allow the cultivation of three variant of genetically engineered maize for 2017. EU Member States are expected to vote on this issue on 9 December.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering23.11.2016 Editor
According to GMWatch the epidemiologist Dr Peter Infante was removed from the review panel because the Monsanto and industry funded group CropLife had specifically demanded that to EPA.