GMO-free news from the Netherlands

2014-10-30 |

International GMO Safety Study Set for London Launch

On Wednesday Sustainable Pulse received a media advisory regarding the launch of a $ 25 Million international study on GMO and pesticide safety in Central London, UK on November 11.

2014-10-30 |

Hawaii: Maui voters to decide whether to adopt a moratorium on GE crops

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

2014-10-30 |

Norway allows import of GM maize for food

In a big shift from the position held by the previous government, the current Norwegian government will open the door for genetically-modified maize to be imported for food, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on Wednesday.

2014-10-30 |

UK: GM crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists

Genetically modified crops are being blocked on political rather than scientific grounds, botanists warn, as they call on Europe to end regulation.

2014-10-30 |

The Story Of Genetically Engineered Crops

There is tremendous controversy about genetically modified (GM) crops and derived food. Even the definition of what is a GM crop can differ depending upon with whom you talk.

2014-10-28 |

Ghana: The Planter’s Bill, Genetically Modified Seeds and Us

Some readers will declare me a Luddite long before this piece is done. So let me state that my intention here is not to oppose the GMO technology but to question how much control we would have once this Plant Breeder's Bill is in place.

2014-10-28 |

Brazilians Dont Turn Up Their Noses at GE Food

Brazil is a lot like the United States in some ways, especially when it comes to food. Brazilians eat lots of meat (though not as much as we do) and lots of processed food. Only consumers in France, Spain, Japan and America eat more frozen, dried or ready-to-eat meals than the Brazilians.

2014-10-28 |

EU urged to relax GM restrictions

Strict European controls on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be swept away to open the door to new crop improving technologies, Government-funded experts have said.

2014-10-28 |

India: Govt allows field trials for GM mustard, brinjal

The environment ministry has allowed field trials of two varieties of genetically modified (GM) brinjal and mustard, almost 18 months after the previous government ordered a freeze on such tests

2014-10-28 |

CBD Asks for Regulation on Synthetic Biology

In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering.

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