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Glyphosate: majority of Germans contaminated

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

08.03.2016 Editor

A new report analysed glyphosate residue in urine and it concluded that 75% of the target group displayed levels that were five times higher than the legal limit of drinking water.


Seed giants active around new methods of genetic engineering

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

03.03.2016 Redaktion

The German organisation Testbiotech has published a report which for the first time gives an overview of patents filed by large corporations for the use of gene-editing and synthetic gene technology in food plants.


Transgenic maize authorisation must be rescinded

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

26.02.2016 Editor

Thirteen civil society organisations have officially alerted the European Commission that the wild ancestor of cultivated maize, teosinte, has appeared in Spain and is spreading widely in maize growing areas as an invasive species.


EU Parliament opposes import of three herbicide-resistant GM crops

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

05.02.2016 Editor

On Wednesday, 3 February 2015 the European Parliament voted to oppose the import of three genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the European Union.


We’ve had enough: powerful signal in favour of organic agriculture

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

26.01.2016 Karin Heinze

The big demo against the agriculture industry that took place during the International Green Week in Berlin has become a regular event. For the sixth time, over 100 organisations called for a demonstration. Around 23,000 people responded with a march on Saturday 16 January 2016. 


Giant food corporations are controlling US-food supply

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

23.01.2016 Editor

The giant multibillion dollar agribusinesses are destroying the local and organic farms in America and replacing a huge portion of our food supply with factory farms that are based outside this country.

 


PAN, Anti-chemical group rejects most modern farm technology

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

22.01.2016 Editor

Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America), founded in 1984 in Oakland, California, is part of an international coalition of around 600 NGOs, citizens’ groups, and individuals in about 90 countries.


The organic sector urges the Commission to classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

15.01.2016 Editor

IFOAM EU has published a position paper on new genetic engineering techniques, ahead of the legal interpretation of the European Commission, expected by March 2016.


Global Food, Farming and Environmental Justice Groups to put Monsanto on trial

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

15.01.2016 Editor

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto and others announced that they will put Monsanto on trial on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.


Philippines Supreme Court rules against GMO

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

25.12.2015 Editor

Field trials of genetically modified (GMO) eggplant are now permanently banned in the Philippines, according to a new ruling handed down by the country’s Supreme Court.


Tens of thousands of people took part in the worldwide March Against Monsanto

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

05.06.2015

The third annual March Against Monsanto took place on 23 May 2015.


Global March Against Monsanto

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

12.05.2015

On 23 May 2015, a broad coalition of individuals and groups will gather in cities and towns all over the world as part of a global March Against Monsanto.


Vermont's GMO labelling law is upheld – for now

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

11.05.2015

About a year ago, a GMO labelling bill was signed into law. Vermont lawmakers knew that it would face legal challenges.


EC Commission authorises GMOs for food/feed uses and GM carnations

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

06.05.2015

The Commission has adopted ten new authorisations for GMOs for food/feed use, seven renewals of existing authorisations and also the authorisation for the importation of two GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed).


Unexpected reactions in GE maize

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

27.04.2015

Scientists from Switzerland and Norway have published the results of an investigation into GE maize MON810.


Glyphosate: poisoning the globe continues

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

24.04.2015 Karin Heinze

Glyphosate is the most commonly used active ingredient in non-selective herbicides worldwide and in recent years a large number of studies and investigations have been published that prove how dangerous it is. A short time ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified this poison as “probably carcinogenic”.




New GM soybeans and cotton approved

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

20.02.2015

Monsanto has won final approval for its new GM soybeans and cotton, designed to withstand a dominant biocide that fights weed resistance built up as a result of the company’s Roundup herbicide, RT reports.


Petition against Oprah’s Monsanto ad

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

22.01.2015 Redaktion

Dr. Vandana Shiva on corporate fiction

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

15.01.2015 Redaktion

Large GMO and pesticide study launched

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

20.11.2014 Redaktion

Monsanto pays for GM contamination

Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering

18.11.2014 Redaktion

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