MONSANTO AND PIONEER CONTINUE TO PULL-OUT GM CROPS FROM EU

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "Although an EU Commission decision on the cultivation of genetically engineered maize 1507 has been expected for several months, it has still not been published."

Although an EU Commission decision on the cultivation of genetically engineered maize 1507 has been expected for several months, it has still not been published.

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TAIWAN: NEW RULES ON GM FOODS TO TAKE EFFECT IN 2016

Global Struggle

SUMMARY: "Taiwan has tightened its regulations on labeling products made from genetically modified substances and will begin carrying out the new rules in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

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Taiwan has tightened its regulations on labeling products made from genetically modified substances and will begin carrying out the new rules in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

USA: SENATORS WANT FRANKENFISH LABELED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. Senators on both sides of the aisle have their way."

If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. Senators on both sides of the aisle have their way.

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich amendment requiring that consumers be advised of what they are buying.

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY PRODUCTS MAY INCREASINGLY FALL OUTSIDE REGULATORY SYSTEM

GE Plants and Crops

SUMMARY: "Genetically engineered organisms increasingly are being developed in ways that leave them outside of federal oversight, and synthetic biology will accelerate this trends, according to a report released May 28 by the J. Craig Venter Institute."

Genetically engineered organisms increasingly are being developed in ways that leave them outside of federal oversight, and synthetic biology will accelerate this trends, according to a report released May 28 by the J. Craig Venter Institute.

THE DIRTY DETAILS BEHIND THE ATTACKS ON SERALINI NOTORIOUS GMO RAT STUDY

Industry

SUMMARY: "Remember the GMO rat study finding that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely? After Seralini’s long term toxicity study results were publicized with displays of rats showing huge tumors, a tsunami of outrage from pro-GMO related scientists got favorable mainstream media (MSM) press. The hundreds of scientists who defended Seralini’s work were ignored. Many fence sitters were left confused and willing to side with the barking dogs of the biotechnology industry."

EUROPE: SCANDAL OF GLYPHOSATE RE-ASSESSMENT

Industry & Government Collusion

SUMMARY: "Germany, acting as the European Union rapporteur member state (RMS) submitted their glyphosate renewal assessment report (RAR) to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in January 2014, recommending re-approval of glyphosate for use in Europe with increase in the acceptable daily intake (ADI) from 0.3 to 0.5 mg per kg body weight per day [1]. "

SALVADORAN FARMERS DON'T WANT AMERICAN GM SEEDS

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "Salvadoran farmers are uniting to protest a stipulation in a $277 million U.S. aid package to El Salvador that would indirectly require them to purchase American multinational agricultural company Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) seeds rather than source seeds locally."

Salvadoran farmers are uniting to protest a stipulation in a $277 million U.S. aid package to El Salvador that would indirectly require them to purchase American multinational agricultural company Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) seeds rather than source seeds locally.

MONSANTO SLAMMED FOR FRAUDULENT EU PATENT ON NON-GMO TOMATOES

Actions/Protests in the News

SUMMARY: "Representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! from France, Germany and Spain have filed an opposition against a European patent held by Monsanto on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575). The patent claims tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. "

TOXIN-RESISTANT CORN PEST THWARTS GE EFFORTS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "In a case of evolution outfoxing agricultural biotechnology, a voracious rootworm that was supposed to be poisoned by genetically-modified corn has become resistant to the toxins produced by the plant."

In a case of evolution outfoxing agricultural biotechnology, a voracious rootworm that was supposed to be poisoned by genetically-modified corn has become resistant to the toxins produced by the plant.

CYPRUS TO REMAIN A GMO-FREE ZONE UNDER EU AGREEMENT

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "The small nation of Cyprus will remain GMO-free under the provisions of a new European Union agreement which essentially gives each member state the authority to decide the issue for themselves."

The small nation of Cyprus will remain GMO-free under the provisions of a new European Union agreement which essentially gives each member state the authority to decide the issue for themselves.

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