Organic food sector under threat from new GM rules
New UK government proposals to allow up to 0.9 per cent GM in
organic food without it being labelled threatens a highly lucrative
industry, claim campaigners.
EFSA adopts opinion on Bayer GM crop
Europe's Food Safety Authority has ruled that a
genetically-modified cotton plant, which can be used for food
applications, presents no cause for concern.
The truth is out there, in the middle ground
Food can polarise opinion more than most issues, but can we please
have some balance and debate, rather than mudslinging and crop
burning to get to the truth?
Defra to consult on GM coexistence
The department of environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) has
released a consultative paper seeking views on coexistence of GM
crops alongside ordinary crops.
EFSA restates on-going GMO strategy
The European Food Safety Authority has moved to restate it plans
for co-operation with member states in the risk assessment of
genetically modified (GM) foods, as the EU Environment Council's
discussion on the subject looms into...
EFSA to up co-operation on GMO risk assessment
Scientific experts from European Union member states yesterday met
with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to discuss ways to
strengthen scientific co-operation in the risk assessment of GMOs.
GM protestors arrested as EU opposition radicalises
On the other side of the debate, environmental activists remain
committed to ensuring that Europe's food supply remains GM free
even if that means breaking the law.
EC opposes EU-wide policy on GM crop co-existence
The development of EU-wide legislation on the co-existence of
genetically modified crops with conventional and organic farming is
not currently justified, according to a new report from the
Global biosafety food standards vital to counter contamination
Greenpeace has called for the urgent adoption of international
biosafety standards after the publication of a report that claims
to reveal the extent of GM contamination.
'Leaked' WTO report stirs GM food controversy
A pressure group has alleged that a leaked confidential WTO ruling
on the recent GM food trade dispute shows that many pro-GM
arguments were lost.
Greenfacts gives industry access to latest GM findings
An online summary of a key FAO study into genetically modified food
has given the food industry unprecedented access to vital
information concerning the safety and potential risks of this
EC approves Danish GM compensation scheme
Denmark is to pay compensation in cases where conventional or
organic production has suffered economic losses following
genetically modified (GM) material contamination.
Biotech industry slams EU Council GMO ruling
EuropaBio has slammed the EU Agricultural Council's decision to
uphold a Greek ban on genetically modified (GM) corn, claiming that
the judgement flies in the face of EFSA advice on biotech crops.
Regulator approves GM products as food and feed
In a move that is bound to add more heat to the dispute among EU
states over genetically modified organisms, the Europe's food
safety regulator has approved a number of products for use within
Health effects of GM foods need further study, WHO says
A call by the World Health Organisation for further safety
assessments on using genetically modified (GM) foods should give
governments pause for thought before giving their approval for
their wider use of the technology.