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SUMMARY: "Syngenta has withdrawn two applications for genetically modified products in the European Union following a re-evaluation of their commercial potential, a spokeswoman said on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Syngenta has withdrawn two applications for genetically modified products in the European Union following a re-evaluation of their commercial potential, a spokeswoman said on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

USA: EPA REVOKES APPROVAL OF NEW DOW HERBICIDE FOR GMO CROPS

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SUMMARY: "The Environmental Protection Agency, in a surprising move, has decided to revoke the approval of a herbicide that was made to be used on a new generation of genetically modified crops."

The Environmental Protection Agency, in a surprising move, has decided to revoke the approval of a herbicide that was made to be used on a new generation of genetically modified crops.

The agency’s decision could delay the introduction of corn, soybeans and cotton developed by Dow Chemical to be resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D. But Dow said it did not anticipate a significant delay.

USA: YUROK ORDINANCE BANS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS

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SUMMARY: "The Yurok Tribe has passed a tribal ordinance banning genetically engineered organisms such as GMO corn or altered salmon from its territory."

The Yurok Tribe has passed a tribal ordinance banning genetically engineered organisms such as GMO corn or altered salmon from its territory.

MEXICO: TOP COURT BLOCKS MOVE TO PLANT GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYA

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SUMMARY: "Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting of genetically modified soya seeds in two states, arguing that indigenous communities that had fought the move should be consulted before it was approved."

Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting of genetically modified soya seeds in two states, arguing that indigenous communities that had fought the move should be consulted before it was approved.

NORTHERN IRELAND BANS GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS

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SUMMARY: "Genetically modified crops have been prohibited in Northern Ireland. Stormont’s Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan said he was unconvinced of the advantages of the technology. "

Genetically modified crops have been prohibited in Northern Ireland.

Stormont’s Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan said he was unconvinced of the advantages of the technology.

The European Union said earlier this year that its 28 member states could adopt their own positions on the issue.

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