Winning against genetic engineering
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TAIWAN BANS GMOS IN SCHOOLS, MANDATES STRICT LABEL LAWS

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "Another country is taking action on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Taiwan has banned schools across the nation from serving GMOs to students, citing health and safety concerns."

Another country is taking action on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Taiwan has banned schools across the nation from serving GMOs to students, citing health and safety concerns.

On Dec. 14, 2015, Taiwanese legislature passed amendments to the School Health Act to stamp out raw genetically modified ingredients as well as processed food containing GMOs.

USA: GMO BACKLASH THREATENS BEET FARMERS AS FOODMAKERS SWAP SUGARS

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "America's sugar beet growers are under siege as U.S. food companies increasingly shun genetically modified (GMO) crops."

America's sugar beet growers are under siege as U.S. food companies increasingly shun genetically modified (GMO) crops.

NEW ZEALAND: HASTINGS DISTRICT BECOMES FIRST OFFICIAL GMO FREE REGION

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "Hastings District Council has secured a major economic opportunity for local food producers by making the district the first official GMO Free food producing zone in New Zealand."

Hastings District Council has secured a major economic opportunity for local food producers by making the district the first official GMO Free food producing zone in New Zealand.

Rules in the newly released Hastings District Plan prohibit both releases and field trials of GM crops and animals.

RUSSIA: GOVT DECIDES TO BAN GMO FOOD PRODUCTION

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SUMMARY: "A senior Russian government member told reporters the cabinet decided that any food production in the country will completely exclude any genetically-modified organisms or parts thereof. "

A senior Russian government member told reporters the cabinet decided that any food production in the country will completely exclude any genetically-modified organisms or parts thereof.

EU: SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS TWO APPLICATIONS FOR GMO PRODUCTS

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SUMMARY: "Syngenta has withdrawn two applications for genetically modified products in the European Union following a re-evaluation of their commercial potential, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday."

Syngenta has withdrawn two applications for genetically modified products in the European Union following a re-evaluation of their commercial potential, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The company applied for approval to cultivate maize in the EU with the MIR604 trait for rootworm control in 2010.

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