Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering28.09.2018 Editor
Scientists at London's Imperial College have successfully tested mosquitoes with gene drive in the laboratory. They now plan to release GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso in West Africa to combat malaria.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering21.09.2018 Editor
The European network Pesticide Free Towns invites interested parties to its conference on “European policies, local strategies and future”, which will take place on 27th September at the European Parliament.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering18.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz
At its nineth network meeting in Berlin, the European network of GMO-free regions adopted a declaration to “Continue with the precautionary approach to GMOs”.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering16.08.2018 Editor
Nature Biotechnology reported CRISPR could cause mutations and genetic damage. This new method of genetic engineering has been hyped as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering09.08.2018 Editor
Around 350 actors recently met in Bingenheim to further develop the vision of independent organic farming.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering26.07.2018 Leo Frühschütz
For ten months, organic food producer Rapunzel, supported by 30 companies and associations from the organic sector, has collected confessions against genetic engineering in the field and on the plate.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering16.07.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Leading food retailers from Germany and Austria such as Edeka, Lidl, Rewe and SPAR have appealed to the EU Commission to make the procedures of new genetic engineering subject to EU genetic engineering law.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering09.07.2018 Editor
In the coming weeks, the European Court of Justice will give its opinion on the legal classification of new genetic engineering procedures. On this basis, the EU Commission and EU Member States decide whether and how they will regulate them in future.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering30.05.2018 Editor
The Russian media company RT produced “The Peril on Your Plate”, an English language documentary for its RTDoc channel. Reporter Ekaterina Yakovleva meets people who lift the lid on the perils of GMOs and the chemicals used in the industry.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering24.05.2018 Editor
First results of Ramazzini Institute´s Global Glyphosate Study were presented officially in a press conference at the European Parliament. Sustainable Pulse commented Monsanto has committed an epic fail.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering17.05.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Three quarters of all Germans have heard of the topic "Glyphosate in food", according to the Consumer Monitor 2/2018 of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) an increase of 14% to 2017.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering15.05.2018 Editor
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a proposal to labal all packaged food products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering15.05.2018 Editor
GMWatch UK informed about the proposals of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to label food that contains genetically engeneered ingredients. The drafts show smileys and sunny faces as labels.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering15.05.2018 Karin Heinze
The organisation March Against Monsanto #MAM announced that 2018 May 19th will be the date for the 7th international March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign. The global events will take place in hundreds of cities on six continents with the objective to further educate and raise awareness about Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and the increasingly toxic food supply, as well as its merger with the German pesticide, GMO and pharmaceutical giant Bayer.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering10.05.2018 Editor
On Monday this week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “Bioengineered foods.” This is reported by Sustainable Pulse online.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering26.04.2018 Editor
IFOAM EU Group recently released a new study on the impacts of GMOs on European agriculture, in partnership with FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture). Because of the high risk of adventitious presence of GMOs at different steps of the production chain and the consequences, there is a huge effort and high expense for measures to avoid contamination. The study aims at identifying coexistence strategies of non-GM and organic supply chain actors to ensure GMO-free products and estimate the coexistence costs.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering19.04.2018 Editor
Research results from China show that plants made resistant to glyphosate by genetic engineering have a surprisingly high potential for uncontrolled spread.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering18.04.2018 Editor
The Greens in the European Parliament released a documentary on the glyphosate scandal. The video shows in interviews and statements how Monsanto attacks organisations and scientists. Watch the film "Monsanto's Toxic Tricks".
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering26.03.2018 Editor
The government of the Brussels region has decided to file a complaint against the European Commission with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over its decision to re-authorise the pesticide glyphosate in Europe. Belgium was among the nine member states that voted against the renewal of the controversial chemical substance.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering21.03.2018 Editor
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties' overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture, announced the EU authorities.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering20.03.2018 Editor
Last week the General Court of the European Union confirmed the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically engineered plants.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering07.03.2018 Editor
Monsanto has sued the Avaaz campaign network. Avaaz shall transfer all internal data of its glyphosate campaign to Monsanto. The Supreme Court of the State of New York has issued an order to this effect. Avaaz has appealed and is collecting donations to defend itself against the corporation.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering05.03.2018 Editor
On 18 January, the Attorney General of the EU Court of Justice (EuCJ) published his position on whether or not so-called genome editing must be regulated under current EU GMO legislation. On behalf of Testbiotech, expert Professor Ludwig Kraemer has analysed the position and says that there is no doubt that the new methods of genetic engineering must be regulated under the current EU Directive 2001/18.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering12.02.2018 Editor
Bayer AG submitted "extensive commitments" to the European Commission to approve the acquisition of the US seed giant Monsanto, reports the German GMO information service Infodienst Gentechnik.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering24.01.2018 Editor
IFOAM - Organics International has released a position paper that is proposing a number of measures to be put in place to further fortify and enhance the organic sector’s available genetic resources in order to safeguard organic integrity and to ensure organic food will continue to meet the highest consumer expectations in this challenging situation.