Greenpeace was cited as saying on Wednesday that a draft EU lawto
make companies pay for damaging the environment will not reduce the
riskthat genetically modified organisms (GMOs) would cross-breed
A group of Canadian organic farmers launched a lawsuit against
biotech giants Monsanto Co. and Aventis SA on Thursday seeking
compensation for damages caused by genetically modified canola they
say is blowing into their fields.
Top U.S. Agriculture Department officials and industry experts on
Monday reviewed details of China's long-awaited rules for biotech
soybeans and other genetically modified crops, which will take
effect on March 20.
Fears over genetically modified foods may prevail in the minds of
the European consumer but recent research from the European
Commission suggests that they are as safe as their non-gmo
neighbours, and even safer.
Consumer and interest groups criticised the Thai Food and Drug
Administration's draft regulations on the labelling of food
products containing genetically modified organisms for benefiting
manufacturers over consumers.
The latest campaign against genetically modified foods took place
in Canada on Tuesday when consumer groups, scientists and farmers
joined forces to demand the federal government postpone approval of
genetically modified wheat.
A New Zealand government inquiry which urged the South Pacific
nation not to reject genetically modified (GM) foods was welcomed
by the Australian food industry on Tuesday but slammed by consumer
An agreement has been reached on the first global guidelines
requiring countries to test the safety of genetically modified (GM)
foods before they come on the market, the Codex Alimentarius
Commission said on Friday