David Cameron in talks with EU leaders over international DNA database

by jeeg 10. July 2014 22:46
  David Cameron has been involved in talks which could increase cooperation over policing in Europe, documents show. Ministers have told EU leaders that they will make a decision on whether to take part in a Europe-wide DNA database by 1 December next year and have promised to compensate Br... [More]

Britain will no longer support is the DNA-sharing process known as the Prüm decision

by jeeg 10. July 2013 23:12
Britain is to join forces with like-minded EU member states to try to reform the European arrest warrant after the coalition agreed after lengthy negotiations to maintain British involvement with the controversial measure. Theresa May, the home secretary, will announce in a statement to MPs on ... [More]

E.U. Patents on Transgenic Chimps Challenged

by jeeg 16. November 2012 22:32
  Animal rights activists in Germany are contesting three patents on genetically engineered chimpanzees granted this year by the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. One of the challenges was filed today; the other two will follow shortly, says Ruth Tippe, a spokesperson for a German ad... [More]

Stem cell patents ruled illegal in Europe

by jeeg 19. October 2011 21:22
Stem-cell researchers in Europe have been left dismayed by a ruling today outlawing patents on stem cells obtained through destruction of human embryos. Issued today by the European Court of Justice, the region's highest court, the ruling essentially declares illegal patents on stem cells ex... [More]

EU high court rules on GMO contamination; opens door to biotech liability

by jeeg 8. September 2011 22:37
On Sept. 6, the European Union’s top court paved the way for farmers and beekeepers to recoup losses when their crops or honey become genetically contaminated from neighboring GM fields. The European Court of Justice ruled that all food products containing GMOs – whether... [More]

EU Lawmakers Vote to Expand Ban on GMOs

by jeeg 14. April 2011 22:15
Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on April 12, to add “environmental impacts” to a list of grounds on which European Union countries could either ban or restrict GMO (genetically modified organisms) usage.Greenpeace’s European Unit welcome... [More]

WikiLeaks: US Should Retaliate Against EU for Genetically Modifed Resistance

by jeeg 23. December 2010 04:18
"Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU" [Emphasis added] --Recommendation by US Ambassador to France, Craig Stapleton. WikiLeaked cables released over the weekend revealed more about the US' role as a global bully, tryin... [More]

In Europe, a Move to Ease Curbs on Growing Biotech Crops

by jeeg 9. July 2010 00:16
After decades of pushing nations to surrender more power to the European Union, the bloc is pulling back on efforts to assert its authority over one highly contentious issue,genetically modified foods. On Tuesday, the European Commission will formally propose giving back to... [More]

Europe Seeks to Ban Food From Clones

by jeeg 9. July 2010 00:09
The European Parliament asked on Wednesday for a ban on the sale of foods from cloned animals and their offspring, the latest sign of deepening concern in the European Union about the safety and ethics of new food technologies. The chamber, meeting in Strasbourg, France, a... [More]

EU Shift on GM Crops

by jeeg 25. June 2010 22:52
Madeira is more than 500 kilometers from the African coast and is officially one of the "outermost regions" of the European Union. Despite that far-flung status, Madeira catapulted into the center of the Union's agricultural and environmental affairs last year when Portugal asked the European... [More]
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