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.
Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineering27.02.2017 Editor
As a leaked report by the European Parliament shows, there are plans to ban British products if they are contaminated with genetically modified organism.
Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineering24.02.2017 Editor
As Korean media reported the government's new rules on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on products are into effect since beginning of February. The rules are revised by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
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.