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South Africa: GMO bill put on hold

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

21.08.2006 Redaktion

Parliamentary Committee puts Genetically Modified Organisms Amendment Bill on hold.


GM trees are being grown secretly in UK

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

08.05.2006 Redaktion
GM production is in a strong public discussion. Now the focus is turning on trees.

First "Russian" transgenic potato approved in Russia as food source

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

05.05.2006 Redaktion
As it turned out last week, Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation issued a Decree.

EU commission ´admitted GM food uncertainty´

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

19.04.2006 Redaktion
The European commission has been approving genetically modified crops for human consumption while secretly warning about their impact on health and the environment, a report published recently reveals.

Freedom of Choice - Conference on GMOs in Vienna

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

17.04.2006 Redaktion
EU leaders stressed the need for more information and experience before further legislation can be passed on genetically-modified organisms, at the end of a conference on GMOs in Vienna.

GM-cotton in India

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

27.03.2006 Redaktion
Following complaints of allergenic reactions among farmers growing genetically modified cotton, a three member panel was set up to investigate the matter.

Biotech foods: international safety laws agreed

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

22.03.2006 Redaktion
United Nations talks on the global trade in genetically modified foods and crops ended with an agreement on the labelling of GM grains traded worldwide.

Commission forbids legislation concerning separate placement of GMO products in supermarket shelves

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

21.03.2006 Redaktion
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.

Symbolic Burning of Organic GM Maize in Catalonia

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

07.03.2006 Redaktion
For years,  people have been discussing the ‘peaceful’ co-existence of genetically modified and traditional plants without any appreciable progress being made at EU level.

WTO ruling - "No change to de facto European ban on GMOs"

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

20.02.2006 Redaktion
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute panel has concluded in an interim report that the six-year moratorium on the approval of new GMOs for import into the EU...

Hungary is against GMO, new legislation in France

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

16.02.2006 Redaktion
Hungary will extend its ban on growing genetically modified maize, government officials told the press on Thursday, reports the Hungarian News Agency.

The Cultivation of GM-Soy Will Be Banned as of January 1, 2007

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

14.02.2006 Redaktion

Taking into account the numerous debates at the European level on the genetically modified organisms it it necessary to clarify the status of GM-soy in Romania.


GMO Farming is slowing down

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

02.02.2006 Redaktion
The annual rise of biotech cultivation grew last year at its slowest pace since 1996.

Organic farming does not tolerate GMO contamination

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

24.01.2006 Redaktion
On the occasion of the Agriculture Council discussion about the Commission’s proposal to revise the organic regulation, the IFOAM EU Group underlines that the organic movement does not tolerate GMO contamination of organic products.

Greenpeace welcomes Kraft Food´s commitment

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

23.01.2006 Redaktion
Greenpeace today welcomed the commitment from Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, to supply only non-GE food in China, starting from 1 January 2007.

Discontent Simmers Over Change in German Farm Policy

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

23.01.2006 Redaktion
A row over new Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer's plans to cut backing
for ecological farming and pave the way for genetically modified crops continues.
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