Demand for GM foods growing with food prices, say supporters
Rising food prices are set to increase acceptance of genetically
modified crops for food use, opening up new markets for US
products, say proponents of the technology.
US agricultural exports predicted to rise
High raw material and energy prices, a continuing weak dollar, and
growing global demand for food will push up agricultural exports,
according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Italian maize growers want GM crops, survey says
The majority of maize growers in Italy would start growing
genetically modified crops if a ban on their uses was lifted, a
survey has found.
Campaigners reject claims GM answer to food prices
Europe must scrap its biofuel targets to combat the upward spiral
of food prices, say green campaigners, discarding claiming that
genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the answer.
Lesaffre boosts attention on yeast's healthy profile
Yeast manufacturer Lesaffre has created a nutrition and health
division which will oversee development of yeast and yeast derived
ingredients for the supplement and functional food markets.
GM may provide solution to rising food prices
The continuing increases in raw material costs could shine a
favourable light on genetic modification as pressure mounts in
Europe to boost harvests.
Canola proteins could boost meat succulence
Proteins from canola could boost the moisture and succulence of
processed meats, suggests a new study from Canada.
Health and wellness opens doors for hydrocolloids
The increasing demand for healthy, low-fat products has provided
new innovation opportunities for manufacturers of hydrocolloids.
TINE deal boosts Arla's whey protein concentrate supply
Arla Foods is expanding its capacity of whey protein concentrates
through an agreement with Norwegian dairy firm TINE, under which it
will sell WPC produced as a by-product of TINE's cheese production.
Biotech reports spark debate over potential benefits
Two contradictory reports assessing global cultivation of
genetically modified (GM) crops and its impact on productivity,
pesticide use and world hunger caused debate today.
Higher yield soybean approved in Pacific markets
Monsanto has been given permission to use a new herbicide resistant
soybean crop which offers improved yield in Japan, Taiwan and the
Fickle European GM policies stifle competition, say experts
The unstable political situation surrounding the cultivation of
genetically modified (GM) crops is restricting university research
and pushing small companies out of the arena, thereby restricting
competition, said a GM expert.
States ask EFSA for more guidance on GM assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is working with member
states to update risk assessment guidance for genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) to bring it in line with scientific progress and
provide more in-depth advice.
Germany enables easier GM cultivation
New legislation passed in Germany on Friday has paved the way for
increased biotech innovation and easier cultivation of genetically
modified (GM) crops.
ASA warns GM ban retaliation
The American Soybean Association has warned there could be
"massive retaliation" on Europe if the bloc does not speed
up a system for approving GM crops.