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...
The controversy surrounding genetically modified foods hotted up
this week as environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth (FOE)
on Tuesday launched its GM-free Britain campaign, calling on local
authorities to become GM-free zones.
Europeans are not the only consumers wary about genetically
modified foods and the notion of GM wheat. A Reuters report
on Thursday elaborates on how Asian buyers of US wheat remain
largely opposed to the planned introduction of genetically...
Tougher legislation on the labelling of genetically modified foods
in Europe could have a strong impact on Australian farmers keen to
enter European markets unless the government acts on genetically
modified (GM) crops, the Labour...
Organic farmers in Australia reacted this week to the first
application for a commercial crop of genetically engineered canola
received by the Australian Office of the GeneTechnology Regulator,
reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
The global debate over the labelling issues surrounding genetically
modified continued this week in Canada. Jenny Hillard,
vice-president of the Consumers Association of Canada (CAC), has
told the House of Commons agriculture committee...
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...
Brazil's government has created a committee to revise the rules on
labelling products that contain genetically modified organisms, or
GMOs, in an effort to clear the legal barriers to the sale of such
produce, according to a...