Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering24.10.2017 Karin Heinze
Monsanto is in trouble for many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year. More and more weeds are resistant to Roundup. Monsanto’s ‘solution’ to this problem, another very toxic herbicide Dicamba, turns out to be a complete failure. The Monsanto Tribunal last fall in The Hague and court cases have been exposing the way Monsanto works, and this helps to inspire others to show the true cost of Monsanto’s business. Films and books were released too.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering17.10.2017 Editor
The Soil Association’s recent report about GM cotton in India was launched at the Textile Exchange sustainability Conference in Washington DC last week.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering11.10.2017 Editor
Soon the EU member states will have to cast their vote for the final decision on the glyphosate license. On the 11th of October there will be an official hearing in the EU Parliament.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering10.10.2017 Editor
The illegal cultivation of GM soya beans in Mexico poses a threat to the livelihood of the indigenous Mayan beekeepers on the Yucatan peninsula. Mexican delegation seeks supporters in Germany – visit to Naturland.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering28.09.2017 Editor
On September 28, the European Commission organises a stakeholders discussion on new genetic engineering techniques and their legal status at the High Level Conference Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture. The decision on how to regulate these new GMOs will have important consequences on the whole food production chain and on the organic sector in particular.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering15.09.2017 Editor
Recently, the European Parliament predominantly raised an objection against the import approval of the genetically engineered soy-breed DAS-68416-4. Thereby, a GM plant which was made resistant against three pesticides at once was discussed for the first time.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering05.09.2017 Leo Frühschütz
It is claimed that Monsanto paid an employeeof the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) tasked with pesticide evaluation to declare that glyphosate is not dangerous at a conference for toxicologists. This has come to light in the firm's internal emails that have been published in the course of legal action being taken against Monsanto in California. The organisation Testbiotech has called for clarification by the EFSA.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering20.07.2017 Editor
In mid July a vote was taken in Brussels on further approval by the EU of imports of genetically engineered soya beans.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering10.07.2017 Editor
As TestBioTec, the German organisation critical of genetic engineering, has reported, mushrooms in the USA have been manipulated using new genetic engineering techniques (CRISPR-Cas). No label shows that to the consumers.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering28.06.2017 Editor
On June 13th 2017, a group of determined individuals came together to support "The Charter for Real Food and Farming", whose special launch took place in the President's Palace, in Warsaw (Belweder).
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering08.06.2017 Editor
There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island this year, according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the company that developed the Innate potato. Innate potatoes bruise less and have fewer black spots than conventional potatoes.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering05.06.2017 Editor
A group of Greens/European Free Alliance MEPs has filed a case with the European Court of Justice demanding public access to the studies used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in assessing the safety of glyphosate.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering02.06.2017 Editor
The wolrdwide sixth annual March against Monsanto attracts again 10,000s of people on Saturday, May 20. News reports a picture of solidarity against what’s come to be known as the most evil corporation in the world.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering30.05.2017 Editor
From media reports we learn that, in order to get the green light from the cartel authorities for mega merger by the end of the year, the German corporation Bayer must divest a part of its plant protection business.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering30.05.2017 Editor
The Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik (VLOG) – Association of Food without Genetic Engineering – is continuing its upward trajectory. In the first quarter of 2017 turnover grew by 12.5 percent.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering26.05.2017 Editor
The name is the same, the container is the same, but the contents are different. On the market in Austria is a new version of the herbicide Roundup. An article in GMWatch (gmwatch.org) explains the arrival of this vinegar-based product.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering23.05.2017 Editor
The controversial draft bill on banning the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture has failed. The coalition partners in the federal government – the SPD and the CDU/CSU - could not reach a consensus. Critics say no law is better than a bad law.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering18.05.2017 Redaktion
Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops grew on less than 13% of global cropland in 2016. Presented by GMWatch (gmwatch.org), the information provided by Gene Ethics Director Bob Phelps (geneethics.org) and the latest report by the ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications) chart developments in GM agriculture across the world as some countries ban GM, some are reducing GM and some are embracing GM technology.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering16.05.2017 Redaktion
Nominated by President Trump in December 2016, Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February 2017. One of his first major decisions was to abort the Agency's proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos for use on food crops.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering24.04.2017 Editor
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat is going to be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering20.04.2017 Editor
There is much disagreement in Britain about the benefits and disadvantages of genetic engineering in agriculture.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering19.04.2017 Editor
Much concern has been expressed about an experiment involving genetically engineered flies and the potential risk of uncontrolled release into the environment.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering06.04.2017 Editor
At the end of March IFOAM EU published a press statement explaining the rejection by the EU member states of GMO for the second time this year.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering21.03.2017 Karin Heinze
Am 18. April werden die Richter des Monsanto Tribunalslöffentlich ihr Gutachten und ihre Empfehlungen in Den Haag verkünden. Es wird dazu einen Live Stream in englisch, französisch, deutsch und spanisch geben.
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering14.03.2017 Editor
On April 18th, the Monsanto Tribunal judges will publicly present their conclusions and legal recommendations in The Hague. This event will be livestreamed in English, French, German and Spanish.