Genetically Modified Foods

BfR said risk perception is influenced by the way topics are portrayed in the media

Almost 75% believe German food is safe – BfR survey

By Joseph James Whitworth

Almost three quarters of survey respondents believe that food in Germany is safe but more than half are concerned about pesticide residue and microplastics in food and genetically modified foods, according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment...

US takes the biscuit...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the
European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies,
are the findings of a joint UK-US study into GE biscuits.
Researchers found European shoppers to...

GM labelling vote: an update

GM labelling vote: an update

We reported yesterday that voters in the US state of Oregon had
voiced a resounding 'no' to Measure 27, an initiative that would
have required labels on food containing genetically engineered
material. Clearly a sensitive...

An end to kitchen tears

An end to kitchen tears

Genetically modified foods, currently fuelling fiery debates across
the world, could help to make the life of the cook more pleasant.
In a new study from Japan, researchers claim to have identified the
enzyme that releases a tear-duct-tickling...

US-China deal over GMO foods

US-China deal over GMO foods

The US government said it has reached a deal with China over
Beijing's rules for the import of genetically modified foods, but
offered few details because it was not yet finalised.The Bush
administration said the temporary agreement...

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