Genetically Modified Organism

'It’s very difficult to say carte-blanche what a testing protocol should be – it’s completely dependent on the individual supply chain and supplier,' said Richard Werran, managing director of Cert ID Europe.

New tests needed to detect GM soy, says Cert ID

By Niamh Michail

New GM crops such as CV127 soybean are not detectable with older testing methods, and food producers must update their testing protocols to avoid GM ingredients going undetected and undeclared in the food chain, according to Cert ID Europe.

GM crops could become widespread in Europe after gaining a foothold in the Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia to be Europe’s GM springboard

By Rick Pendrous

Ukraine and Russia are likely to become the bridgehead for the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the rest of Europe, according to the ceo of the French agricultural seeds and grain co-operative Limagrain.

New Séralini study questions legitimacy of GM safety data

New Séralini study questions legitimacy of GM safety data

By Nathan Gray

The validity of safety tests for commercial pesticides and genetically modified foods has been called into question, after French researchers found control diets and historical diet data contained GM materials and possible carcinogens. 

Many representations of GMOs, like this one, tap into intuitive ideas of unnaturalness - even though this is far from the reality of GM technology

Being anti-GMO may have ‘intuitive appeal’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Rejection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be intuitive for many people, claims a paper published in the journal Trends in Plant Science.

EFSA delivers positive opinion on GM oilseed rape

EFSA delivers positive opinion on GM oilseed rape

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given its stamp of approval on the safety of Monsanto’s MON 88302 oilseed rape crop, which has been genetically modified to be tolerant of herbicides.

Maize is among the most common crops found to contain unauthorised GM material

FAO reports rise in GM material in non-GM food trade

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Detection of genetically modified (GM) material in internationally traded non-GM food and feed has spiked in the past few years, interrupting trade and adding to food losses, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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