GMO-free news from the Netherlands

2014-04-23 |

Brazil To Fight Dengue With GM Mosquitoes

The world's largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes (GM) has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue -- a leading cause of illness and fatality in several Latin Mercosur group countries, except for Uruguay.

2014-04-23 |

Russia postpones planting of GMOs by 3 years

Russia will not start certifying GM seeds for at least three more years due to delays in creating the necessary infrastructure, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told MPs. Earlier Russia had expected to allow planting such seeds from June.

2014-04-21 |

USA: GMO fight rages on in Jackson County

More than $1 million has been raised on both sides of a proposal to ban genetically modified crops and seeds from being grown in Southern Oregon’s Jackson County.

2014-04-21 |

USA: Leaders Try To Put Grass Seed Debate Behind Them

It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.

2014-04-21 |

Ghana: politician calls for ban on GM foods

Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, Chairperson, Convention People’s Party (CPP), has expressed reservation over attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Foods (GM) into the country.

2014-04-17 |

USA: Not many are hooked on GE fish

Developers of genetically-modified fish and meat face an uphill battle to get their products on US store shelves.

2014-04-17 |

Chilean Farmers Beat Monsanto Law and Win Seed Sovereignty

Chile has scored a major victory against ‘Monsanto Law’ — a bill that sought to privatize the country’s seeds and Monsanto Company — an almost unstoppable force. Indigenous communities, farmers and women beat one of the biggest seed giants on the globe.

2014-04-17 |

USA: Vermont Senate Approves GMO Labeling

The Vermont Senate voted 26-2 vote earlier this week, approving a bill to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, the Burlington Free Press reports, speculating that Vermont could be the nation’s first state to enact such a law.

2014-04-16 |

USA: President Obama provides clear endorsement of agricultural biotechnology

The dedication of Dr. Norman Borlaug's statue in the U.S. Capitol last month brought together an amazing array of Democrats and Republicans, united in highlighting his accomplishments in feeding the world. The event also prompted the president of the United States to give his clearest endorsement to date of the important role biotechnology plays in agriculture.

2014-04-16 |

UK: Owen Paterson refused Freedom of Information request about 'Frankenfood' talks

Ministers are trying to cover up secret briefings with GM companies hoping to push ‘Frankenfood’ on to dinner tables.

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