SOURCE: African Centre for Biosafety, South Africa
AUTHOR: Press Release
DATE: 02. 21.2008
Their ability to escape into the environment is well known. Their safety for people with allergies remains in question. Yet we continue to experiment with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and some have even been commercially released. And yes, they may be growing, undetected, unmarked and right out in the open in a field near you.
AUTHOR: Angela Moon
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has for the first time bought genetically-modified corn for food, risking a backlash from consumer groups to secure cheaper grains.
With record high global wheat, corn and other food prices making governments increasingly anxious about staple supplies and quickening inflation, the debate over the merits and safety of GMO crops is taking on new urgency.
GRR Grupo de Reflexion Rural, Argentina
OUR RESPONSE TO THE SUSTAINABLE SOYA PROPOSAL AND TO THE ROUND TABLES HELD BY AGRI-BUSINESSES AND THEIR COLLABORATORS
MARKETING OF BT COTTON IN INDIA:
AGGRESSIVE, UNSCRUPULOUS AND FALSEâ€¦.
The biotech industry and its supporters like to present it as a science-based industry whose reputation has suffered only because its scientifically validated claims have been undermined by emotional appeals and disinformation campaigns. In fact, the reverse is the case. And nowhere can that be seen more clearly than in India, where Monsanto has been using every trick in the book to promote its GM cotton seeds.
Feb 12, 2008
BRASILIA (AFP) " Brazil's National Biosecurity Council on Tuesday authorized the planting and sale of two types of genetically modified corn, angering some rural groups which consider them environmentally risky.
Science and Technology Minister Sergio Rezende said the decision by the 11 cabinet ministers making up the council "is the first approval for genetically modified corn in Brazil," according to the state news agency Agencia Brasil.