The coming food disaster

by jeeg 29. January 2015 21:16
One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt upon this assumption. One in particular could have a dramatic impact on the safety of the U.S. food supply: It is the mandate of the EPA to... [More]

Indian Parliamentary committee slams regulatory system on GM crops

by jeeg 9. August 2012 23:17
The parliamentary committee on agriculture has strongly criticised the regulatory system on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country, calling it inadequate and ineffective. Speaking to Down To Earth soon after tabling the report in the Lok Sabha on August 9, chairperson of the 31-mem... [More]

Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food

by jeeg 25. May 2012 17:54
On a recent sunny morning at the Big Y grocery here, Cynthia LaPier parked her cart in the cereal aisle. With a glance over her shoulder and a quick check of the ingredients, she plastered several boxes with hand-designed stickers from a roll in her purse. “Warning,” they read. &ldqu... [More]

GM regulators chose ignorance over science

by jeeg 15. June 2011 22:47
If you don't look before crossing roads you will, before long, be hit by a truck. Even if you do look but neglect to account for bends in the road, sooner or later you will still be hit by a truck. Precaution is a simple lifesaving logic that some governments have attempted to codify as "the ... [More]

10-year moratorium approved on entrance of GMOs to Peru

by jeeg 10. June 2011 00:19
Farmers from Cusco came to Lima at the beginning of May to protest the entrance of GMOs to Peru.      Congress has adopted a bill that declares a 10-year moratorium on the entrance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for cultivation and breeding or any other type ... [More]

MP protests against trials of GM Maize

by jeeg 28. April 2011 19:37
After Bihar complained against the clandestine experiments of GM food crops in the state, it is Madhya Pradesh's turn now. State agriculture development minister Ramkrishn Kusmaria has written to the Centre against the clearance by Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to GM Maize tri... [More]

Governments warned over agribusiness giants

by jeeg 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]

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]

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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