Gm Crops

GM crops could become widespread in Europe after gaining a foothold in the Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia to be Europe’s GM springboard

By Rick Pendrous

Ukraine and Russia are likely to become the bridgehead for the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the rest of Europe, according to the ceo of the French agricultural seeds and grain co-operative Limagrain.

Maize is the only crop approved for GM cultivation in the EU

GM maize ‘should be banned’ by EU states

By Linda Groves

Environmental group Friends of the Earth Europe has called on the UK government and those of all other EU Member States (MSs) to ban cultivation of all genetically modified (GM) maize.

Individual EU countries will now be allowed to approve or ban the use of GMOs

Scientists welcome EU country ruling on GM

By Michael Stones

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.

Campaigners claim GM crops are treated with pesticide that harms wildlife

GM feed warning from anti-GM campaign group

By Rod Addy

GeneWatch UK has called on supermarkets to wake up to the environmental harm caused by genetically modified (GM) animal feed, imported from North and South America.

Proposed GM law changes has created uproar

Proposed GM law creates uproar

By Laurence Gibbons

A new law being discussed in Brussels this week could give biotech companies “unprecedented power” over decisions to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE).

GM meat is common in London restaurants, claimed Paterson. But top London eatery Simpsons-in-the-Strand denied serving GM meat

GM food row sparked by DEFRA minister’s support

By Mike Stones

The row about genetically modified (GM) food re-ignited this week after a government minister said there were “real environmental benefits” associated with the technology.

Sir David King ‘unethical’ and badly informed on GM, says expert

Sir David King ‘unethical’ and badly informed on GM, says expert

By Ben Bouckley

A food industry expert says that Sir David King's views on genetically modified foodstuffs are unethical and uninformed, after the government’s former chief scientific advisor told an audience that EU barriers to the technology are starving the world’s...

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