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UK government to intervene in Monsanto GM soy case

UK government to intervene in Monsanto GM soy case

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The UK government has confirmed its intention to intervene in a case against the European Commission's approval of a Monsanto GM soy variety at the European Court of Justice.

Cultivation approval in 2010 was for non-food uses, but was significant as the first EU crop approval since 1998

EU court annuls Commission GM potato approval

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

A European court has annulled approval of BASF’s genetically modified (GM) Amflora potato in the European Union, saying the Commission had not followed proper procedures.

Demand is increasing for sunflower-derived lecithin, as non-GM soy becomes scarcer

Non-GM lecithin supply struggling to keep up with demand

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

There is a gap in the market for non-genetically modified lecithin, as the major soy producing countries are dominated by GM crops, according to Cargill’s fluid lecithin product manager Thorsten Bornholdt.

How could Séralini's GM study have made suckers of so many people?

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How could Séralini's GM study have made suckers of so many people?

By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council

The retraction last week by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology of the widely criticised anti-GM research paper commonly referred to as “the Séralini paper” no doubt left many in the science community and food industry around the world rightly asking...

Monsanto GM study fallout: Seralini stands firm over retraction

"We maintain our conclusions," says Seralini

Seralini stands firm as journal moves to retract GM rat study

By Nathan Gray

The researcher behind a heavily criticised study linking Monsanto's GM maize and Roundup products to cancer in rats says he will not willingly withdraw the research, after the journal issued a 'withdraw or be retracted' ultimatum yesterday.

Research that linked genetically modified crops and Roundup with massive tumours in rats will be withdrawn, says the the journal which originally published the research.

Journal set to retract Seralini GM rat cancer study

By Nathan Gray

A heavily criticised rat study that linked Monsanto's genetically modified maize and the herbicide Roundup to increased cancer risks is set to be withdrawn by the journal that published it.

The crop could become the third to be approved for cultivation in the EU

European Union moves toward GM corn approval

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union has moved toward approving a variety of genetically modified (GM) maize for cultivation, 12 years after a request was first filed.

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

By Maggie Hennessy

The global market for non-GMO food and beverage products shows great promise in the coming years, but its success is far from guaranteed, as global consumer support for mandatory GMO labeling is mixed, and there is little indication of a surge toward...

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