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Parliament failed to reach the required majority, leaving the decision in the hands of the commission  ©iStock

MEPs oppose GM approvals but Commission will have the final say

By Louis Gore-Langton

EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to make the final decision.

FAO survey: 38 countries believe different policies on GM has contributed to the risk of contamination

FAO calls for tighter GM controls

FAO: Global co-operation needed to curb GM contamination

By Nicola Cottam

Global contamination of non-genetically modified (GM) food and feed by GMOs will only increase without clearer policies and a tightening of the regulatory framework, says the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

GM maize for Europe? Pest management breakthroughs and cost-effective enrichment method hold promise for industry

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GM maize, disease control and grain enrichment

By Nicola Cottam

A newly developed GM maize may soon be available in Europe, scientists uncover promising findings in the quest for disease prevention and exome designs prove cost-effective in grain enrichment.

Changing the tune on GM

Changing the tune on GM

The GM debate at times seems much like the Hokey Cokey (or Pokey, if you’re US-based). There’s been a lot of putting in, some putting out, and quite a lot of shaking things all about, but as of yet, there hasn’t really been a turnaround and definitely...

GM: Breaking the stalemate

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GM: Breaking the stalemate

Food industry voices are joining those of politicians in the GM debate, hailing the controversial technology as the answer to the food supply crisis. But the hearts and minds of consumers must still be won.

Green light for GM foods?

Green light for GM foods?

After months of political wranglings GM sweetcorn could be on the
supermarket shelves by the end of the year with the European
Commission poised to end the five year unofficial ban on
genetically modified foods, writes Lindsey Partos.

UK to clear GM crops?

UK to clear GM crops?

Favourable news for the pro-GM camp as a team of British scientists
claims that genetically modified (GM) maize is less damaging to
wildlife than conventional varieties. At the same time, leading UK
organisations call on Tony Blair...

...and the debate goes on

...and the debate goes on

The opening decade of the 21st century may well be seen in the
future as the period when the world went to war over GMOs. Passions
run deep and the path to reconciling polar opinions is likely to be
long and arduous.

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