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Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

By Nathan Gray

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers.

EFSA has said its previous assessment conclusions on MON810 safety

EFSA rejects French move to ban GM crop in Europe

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said French documentation supporting the country's attempt to ban Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified maize in Europe contains no new information or scientific basis to support such a ban.

“This is a real step forward in unblocking the dysfunctional EU process for approving GM crops, which is currently letting down our farmers and stopping scientific development,

"Environment Council has just broken the deadlock on the GMO cultivation proposal": Commission

European Commission reaches ‘political agreement’ on GM cultivation proposal

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Commission’s Environmental Council has “broken the deadlock” on GM crop cultivation proposals with a political agreement around how member states can restrict or ban such crop production on their soil.

IFT 2014: What’s hot in science and technology?

IFT 2014: What’s hot in science and technology?

By Nathan Gray

Some of world’s top food science and technology professionals will come together later this month at IFT. If you’re more ‘science focused’  than trends guru, check out our guide to the top science and technology sessions this year.

Proposed GM law changes has created uproar

Proposed GM law creates uproar

By Laurence Gibbons

A new law being discussed in Brussels this week could give biotech companies “unprecedented power” over decisions to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE).

'No concerns': EFSA has given Monsanto the thumbs up for its SDA-rich genetically modified soybean crop.

EFSA gives Monsanto the green light on SDA-rich GM soy

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a positive scientific opinion on Monsanto’s MON 87769 soybean crop, which has been genetically modified to contain stearidonic acid.

Omega-3 enriched camelina trials will be the only GM field trials currently in the UK. Photo credit: Sarah Usher/Rothamsted Research

DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted permission for field trials of genetically modified (GM) camelina plants that accumulate omega-3s in their seeds.

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