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EU safety review on glyphosate still pending

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

09.12.2016 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. 


German Minister for the Environment opposed to the release of organisms with a 'gene-drive'

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

07.12.2016 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'.


Moratorium on new genetic extinction technology at UN convention

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

06.12.2016 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. 

 


Nigeria: Agency warns against consumption of genetically-modified foods

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

06.12.2016 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.


US National Organic Standards: no GMO 2.0

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

02.12.2016 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.
  


EU: Genetically engineered maize - risks not under control

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

28.11.2016 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.


CropLife urged EPA to remove scientists from glyphosate panel

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

23.11.2016 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.


The Syngenta Blackbook

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

18.11.2016 Editor

Syngenta is besides Monsanto an example of big chemical companies that pollute environment and try to control the food supply. The Swiss corporation is the largest pesticide producer in the world.


Successful Tribunal and Peoples Assembly – What’s next?

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

16.11.2016 Editor

Both the hearings of the Monsanto Tribunal and the parallel People’s Assembly were a great success. The victims are very happy that their voices have been heard, media coverage was positive especially in France and Germany.


Monsanto Tribunal Multimedia Site is online

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

11.11.2016 Editor

All the Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly's multimedia material is completed now and available on Monsanto Tribunal website: pictures, short interviews and all the videos from the two days of hearings in The Hague, translated into different languages.


EU parliament voted against GMO varieties

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

10.11.2016 Editor

For the fifth time in less than a year European Union politicians voted against genetically modified crop. The European Parliament has rejected three varieties of GMO maize, as well as one variety of maize and one variety of cotton for import and use in food and feed.


Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

07.11.2016 Editor

India is heavily relying on its agriculture and when the harvest is not good the consequences can be catastrophic for their farmers. The garbanzo bean is one of the most popular crops of produce, particularly in northern India.


Nestle with GMO free pasta in future?

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

02.11.2016 Editor

The US pasta and sauce brand Buitoni which is owned by Nestle announced to remove GM ingredients. The move was part of an ongoing effort to provide customers with good quality products they can trust, the company explains.


Post-Brexit: the future of GMOs

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

01.11.2016 Editor

Bristish Farming Minister George Eustace has confirmed he is discussing new rules for GM crops after Brexit, and while some believe this will free the UK to move towards a more open approach to GM, others aren’t so certain.


The World’s Largest GMO-Free Territory

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

24.10.2016 Editor

In July of this year the Russian Federation passed a law that prohibits genetically modified agriculture. With this law signed by Vladimir Putin, Russia becomes the largest GMO free land in the world, ahead the European Union.


Tribunal gathers evidence of Monsanto´s ecocide

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

23.10.2016 Karin Heinze

The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already  “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.


People’s Assembly Verdict: Monsanto guilty of crimes against the planet and humanity

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

20.10.2016 Editor

Monsanto and the Poison Cartel are guilty of crimes against our planet and humanity. This is the verdict from the People’s Assembly organized in the Hague alongside the Monsanto Tribunal.


Ecocide must be punishable

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

18.10.2016 Karin Heinze

Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly has taken place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October. Our blog gives details of the event.


How brands implement non-GMO standards

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

13.10.2016 Editor

Since there are currently no federal government regulations that quantify the levels of GMOs or that require the labeling of foods containing GMOs in the United States, Hain Celestial  has participated in the Non-GMO Project (“NGP”).


Monsanto Tribunal starts tomorrow

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

13.10.2016 Editor

Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly will take place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October.


Bayer-Monsanto merger about to happen

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

11.10.2016 Editor

On 24 September, the board of Monsanto agreed to accept the offer of Bayer to purchase Monsanto for $66 billion pending regulatory approval. The outcome will depend on the European Commission’s decision in Brussels.


Public trial of Monsanto for ecocide

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

08.10.2016 Editor

Over 800 organizations from around the world are supporting and participating in this process while over 100 people's assemblies and tribunals are being held across the world.


EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

06.10.2016 Editor

Today the European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs.


US Senate overrides stringent GMO labelling

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

28.09.2016 Editor

The US Senate has, with 63 votes to 30, voted for a law prescribing standard labelling nationwide for genetically modified foods. This means that the stricter labelling rules of individual states like Vermont are nullified.


German retail trade wants more GMO-free milk

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

26.09.2016 Redaktion

With the introduction of  its Milbona brand GMO-free fresh milk nationwide, the German discounter Lidl has set an example. More retailers are expected to follow suit and will soon be selling GMO-free milk.


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