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.
The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has welcomed a new EU law enabling Member States to decide for themselves whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be approved in their countries.
The European Parliament has voted to allow national bans on GM crops, but this could actually encourage more GM varieties to be cultivated in Europe, claims UK organic advocacy group The Soil Association.
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).
If big food brands start to lose the GMO argument at the checkout and in the court of public opinion, they will feel compelled to respond, whether they are in favor of GM crops or not, predicted trend-watchers at Expo West.
France has said ‘no’ to GM maize, scientists in Pakistan have called for urgent action on climate change, bumper grain yields have been recorded in South America and the Caribbean, GrainCorp is expecting losses after droughts and Adexar has been approved...
In new developments in the highly charged debate over GMOs, General Mills has been targeted in a report blasted by a plant geneticist as “a collection of discredited studies and half-truths”, while the GMA has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging it concealed...
The publication of a new report on GM foods is an opportunity for industry, consumers, and policy makers to put aside the confusion of the past and ‘take a fresh look’ at the evidence for GM safety, according to EuropaBio and the ABC.