Winning against genetic engineering
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COSTA RICA: COURT HANDS GMO OPPONENTS A VICTORY BY DECLARING PERMITTING PROCESS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

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SUMMARY: "In a ruling Thursday lauded by Costa Rica’s anti-GMO activists, the country’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, struck down the government’s regulatory framework on genetically modified organisms, declaring the process of approval for GMO projects unconstitutional."

In a ruling Thursday lauded by Costa Rica’s anti-GMO activists, the country’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, struck down the government’s regulatory framework on genetically modified organisms, declaring the process of approval for GMO projects unconstitutional.

HERSHEY'S PULLS GMO INGREDIENTS FROM BEST-SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS

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SUMMARY: "Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars will start featuring 'simpler ingredients' this year, the company announced

It comes after pressure from anti-GMO activists, who claim the technology is environmentally suspect and a possible health threat"

Hershey's has announced it is pulling GMO ingredients from its most popular chocolate snacks after complaints from thousands of consumers.

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT COMMISSION APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE SECURITY ON GMOS

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SUMMARY: "The Russian Government’s Commission on Legislative Activities has approved a bill introduced by the Ministry of Science and Education aimed at improving Russia’s regulation of genetic engineering."

The Russian Government’s Commission on Legislative Activities has approved a bill introduced by the Ministry of Science and Education aimed at improving Russia’s regulation of genetic engineering.

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The bill imposes a ban on the cultivation and breeding of genetically modified plants and animals in Russia, except for when used in scientific research.

Global Week of Actions Against GMO Trees in Brazil Ends in Success

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Occupations in Brazil Today Follow Emergency Global Day of Action on 3 March

New York (5 March 2015)–This morning 300 peasants organized by La Via Campesina occupied the meeting of the Brazil National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) in Brasilia, which was convening to discuss the release of three new varieties of transgenic plants in Brazil including a request by FuturaGene to legalize their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. The CTNBio meeting was interrupted and eventually cancelled.

EU: NEW DEAL ALLOWS COUNTRIES TO BAN GMOS WITHOUT ASKING INDUSTRY

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SUMMARY: "EU states will find it easier to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territories, under a new EU agreement. "

EU states will find it easier to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territories, under a new EU agreement.

If a company wants to sell GM crop to farmers in a country where the national government wants to ban that crop, that government will not have to ask the company first to refrain from selling there, as was originally proposed.

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