Winning against genetic engineering
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The GMO fight ripples down the food chain

Winning against genetic engineering

* Facing consumer pressure, more firms are jettisoning GMOs from their foods

Two years ago, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals.

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

Winning against genetic engineering

* Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

CHINA: QUARANTINE WATCHDOG REJECTS U.S. GM CORN

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "China's quarantine watchdog has returned 1.25 million tonnes of corn shipments from the United States in recent months over genetic modification concerns, an official said on Monday."

China's quarantine watchdog has returned 1.25 million tonnes of corn shipments from the United States in recent months over genetic modification concerns, an official said on Monday.

CHINA ORDERS HUNT FOR FACILITIES ILLEGALLY PRODUCING GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "The continued illegal sale of genetically modified (GM) food in parts of China has prompted the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)to order officials to track down possible testing facilities."

The continued illegal sale of genetically modified (GM) food in parts of China has prompted the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)to order officials to track down possible testing facilities.

In a document published yesterday, the ministry asked agricultural supervisors to look for possible unauthorised genetic modification testing sites at research institutions, universities and corporations.

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