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Swedish dairy sector maintains commitment to GM-free soy

By Paul Gander

Annually-negotiated compensation from the leading dairy companies together with retailer pressure are maintaining the Swedish dairy sector’s de facto commitment to avoid using genetically-modified (GM) soy, despite concerns about GM-free supply and pricing.  

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Arla ready to capitalize on what it sees as a major trend in dairy

What are the benefits to EU dairy farmers of a switch to GM free feed?

By Jane Byrne

Dairy company, Arla Foods, says it only has ambitions, at this stage, that more of its farmers will convert to GM free feed based on the increasing market willingness to pay the higher price required.

German anti-GM soy in feed advocates set to stage rebuttal event

German anti-GM soy in feed advocates set to stage rebuttal event

By Jane BYRNE

The German poultry sector’s claim that supplies of non-GM soy from Brazil can no longer be guaranteed is untenable, said the anti-GM lobby in Germany which is holding a ‘correction’ forum in April to inform the feed industry about the reality of soy volumes.

Monsanto's MON810 corn is the only commercially successful GM crop cultivated in Europe - but it accounts for less than 1% of European-grown corn

Monsanto pulls European GM crop applications

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Monsanto has denied media claims that it is pulling out of Europe – although it has said it will withdraw pending applications for four genetically modified crops in the EU.

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

Growth of GM

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

By RJ Whitehead

As concerns grow for the security of food supplies for its billion-plus population, China—the sixth biggest producer of genetically modified crops—has resolved to continue importing GM soybeans to satisfy domestic demand.

U-turn on GM in Turkey

U-turn on GM in Turkey

By Rod Addy

Turkey’s food industry has reversed plans that would have led to a fuller exploration of genetic modification (GM), bowing to pressure from a Greenpeace campaign.

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