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VIETNAM APPROVES COMMERCIAL CROPS OF GMO CORN TO CUT IMPORTS

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SUMMARY: "Vietnamese farmers nationwide are now able to plant three varieties of genetically-modified (GM) corn from the Swiss firm Syngenta, according to a new government's rule announced Wednesday."

Vietnamese farmers nationwide are now able to plant three varieties of genetically-modified (GM) corn from the Swiss firm Syngenta, according to a new government's rule announced Wednesday.

EU SOWINGS OF GM CROPS TUMBLE - BUT IMPORTS LARGE

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SUMMARY: "European Union cultivation of genetically modified corn has fallen to a three-year low, undermined by lower grain prices and red tape, even as the bloc's reliance on imports of biotech soybeans are growing."

European Union cultivation of genetically modified corn has fallen to a three-year low, undermined by lower grain prices and red tape, even as the bloc's reliance on imports of biotech soybeans are growing.

MEXICO: JUDGE OVERTURNS GMO MAIZE BAN IN TRAGIC RULING

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SUMMARY: "Mexico’s XII District Court has overturned a 2013 ruling that prevented biotech companies, including Monsanto and Syngenta, planting genetically modified (GM) maize in Mexico."

Mexico’s XII District Court has overturned a 2013 ruling that prevented biotech companies, including Monsanto and Syngenta, planting genetically modified (GM) maize in Mexico.

The decision has been appealed by Acción Colectiva del Maíz and will not come into force until the appeal/s have been heard and ruled on.

NEW REPORT DEBUNKS "MYTH" THAT GMOS ARE KEY TO FEEDING WORLD

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SUMMARY: "A new study upholds value of traditional methods 'shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production'. Common Dreams staff writer, Lauren McCauley, reports."

A new study upholds value of traditional methods 'shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production'. Common Dreams staff writer, Lauren McCauley, reports.

NAMIBIA: ABOUT 80% OF MAIZE MEAL IS GMO

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SUMMARY: "Most of the maize meal brands Namibians buy in shops entails Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)."

Most of the maize meal brands Namibians buy in shops entails Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

The situation has become worse since 2012 when Top Score still had 1,09% GMOs and White Star 2,75%.

On Saturday, the Namibia Consumer Trust said they found that Top Score now contains 66,79% GMO and White Star maize meal 87,34%.

Their findings, however, could not be verified independently, nor were the companies producing the maize immediately available for comment.

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