Genetically Modified Organism

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

By Maggie Hennessy

The global market for non-GMO food and beverage products shows great promise in the coming years, but its success is far from guaranteed, as global consumer support for mandatory GMO labeling is mixed, and there is little indication of a surge toward...

India’s government ‘keen to reach GM consensus'

Biotech debate

India’s government ‘keen to reach GM consensus'

By RJ Whitehead

India’s government is working hard to reach a consensus among scientists, politicians, farmers and consumers to reach a solution on the vexed issue of genetically modified crops, according to the country’s science and technology minister.

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.

Romer Labs acquisition boosts pathogen detection

Romer Labs acquisition boosts pathogen detection

By Rod Addy

Romer Labs has taken a leap forward in its pathogen detection services by purchasing US biotech firm Strategic Diagnostics’ (SDIX’s) food safety and genetically modified organism (GMO) businesses for $13.5m, it claims.

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