EU seeks further safety advice on GMOs
The European Commission remains cautious over genetically modified
organisms (GMOs), returning to its safety advisors for a third time
for a verdict on three biotech products.
Brussels hosts long anticipated GM debate
The approval process of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and
the future of three GM products are up for discussion today by the
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.
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.
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.
GM rice unlikely to pose health threats, says EFSA
The genetically modified LLRice62 poses no evident harm to humans,
animals or the environment, according to the European Food Safety
Finnish ministers stir up GM meat debate
Politicians in Finland are stoking debate over labelling
of meat products from animals fed with genetically-modified feed,
in the interests of consumer rights.
Dutch to increase import checks following GM discovery
Dutch inspections of US shipments will increase following the
discovery of genetically modified (GM) maize banned in the
EU as part of a Netherlands bound cargo.
BASF GM potato trial stokes controversy
UK approval for BASF to undertake trials of a GM disease-resistant
potato has met with inevitable opposition.
EU backs Poland's GM crop ban
Poland's controversial ban on the use of 16 varieties of
genetically modified maize has been backed by the European
Commission, despite warnings the law broke EU rules.
GM sweetcorn from Monsanto rejected by EU states, again
Deep divisions over biotech food ingredients once again evident as
member states fail to approve a gene-altered corn designed by US
biotech giant Monsanto, reports Lindsey Partos.
GM dispute panel meets in Geneva
With the countdown extended, talks continue this week in Geneva
between the US and Brussels to move the entrenched trade dispute on
genetically modified organisms forward.
EFSA clears Monsanto corn, again
Europe's food watchdog reaffirms the safety of a GM sweetcorn
designed by biotech giant Monsanto on the back of new evidence
submitted by German scientists.
Green light from Brussels for GM corn in food formulations
GM starch and corn oil are cleared for use in European food
formulations after Brussels gives the green light on a genetically
modified maize line from US biotech giant Monsanto, reports
Brussels clears GM corn in EU25 fields
For the first time in Europe's history, and in the face of strong
opposition, European countries will be able to grow GM maize in
their fields as Brussels waves through a biotech corn into the EU's