29. May 2012 23:22
Genetic technologies are increasingly useful for understanding and protecting biodiversity, but they can also drain limited resources and some have the very real potential to do harm.
The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, brings together a dive... [More]
10. August 2011 20:04
The development of Bt Brinjal was a case of biopiracy, according to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). According to sources, the NBA has finally concluded its year-long investigation and recommended action against the U.S. agribusiness giant, Monsanto, and its Indian collaborators, who... [More]
2. July 2011 14:50
Twelve nations and the European Union today added their signatures to a United Nations treaty on the equitable sharing of the planet’s genetic resources in a ceremony at UN Headquarters.
Representatives from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ital... [More]
27. May 2011 22:21
New research from Canada has shown that blood in pregnant women and foetuses carried toxins from genetically engineered (GE) foods, that are also allowed into New Zealand, according to the Soil & Health Association.
Bt toxin Cry1 based insecticides are genetically engineered (GE) into sev... [More]
15. April 2011 15:57
A GROUPING of small scale farmers in 12 African countries has asked governments to be wary of agribusiness giants who want to bring in Genetically Modified Crops under the disguise of support to small holder farmers.The grouping, under Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers' Forum (ES... [More]
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]
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]
19. June 2010 00:30
After years of debate, Kenya will implement legislation this month green lighting genetically modified organisms
Kenya's long-awaited biosafety law is likely to become operational this month — well over a year after its president approved the legislation.
President Mwai Kibaki signed o... [More]