GM food

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.

India’s elephant beginning to charge towards sustainability

Interview: Richard Werran, CEO of Cert ID Europe

India’s elephant beginning to charge towards sustainability

By RJ Whitehead

With over 30 years in the food industry, with a third of it spent providing and promoting food safety certification with Cert ID Europe, Richard Werran knows a fair bit about genetically modified crops in sustainable agriculture.

BASF has said there is a lack of market acceptance in Europe

BASF stops seeking EU approval of GM potatoes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

BASF has said it will stop seeking approval of its genetically modified (GM) potato varieties in the European Union after a decade of research and investment, citing uncertainties in the regulatory environment.

BASF's Amflora potato is one of two crops approved for cultivation in Europe

EU health commissioner to prioritise talks on GM crop bans

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

EU health commissioner Tonio Borg intends to prioritise discussions with key European member states about permissible grounds for banning cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in individual countries, according to a spokesperson for the commissioner.

EFSA releases all data on Monsanto’s GM maize

EFSA releases all data on Monsanto’s GM maize

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all data on Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) NK603 maize publically available via its website, following a high level of public interest.

Most consumers would like labels to indicate GM presence

FSA survey: Majority of UK consumers back GM labelling

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Two-thirds of UK consumers think it is important that genetically modified (GM) foods are labelled, although only 2% actively look for GM content when buying foods for the first time, according to a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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