Winning against genetic engineering
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SLOVENIA AND SERBIA GIVE GREEN LIGHT TO GM CROP BANS

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SUMMARY: "The Slovenian Government Committee for Economic Affairs has allowed the country to send an official request to the European Commission for the banning of GM crops."

The Slovenian Government Committee for Economic Affairs has allowed the country to send an official request to the European Commission for the banning of GM crops.

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The Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food will now send an official request to ban the cultivation of eight GM varieties to the European Commission before the deadline of 3 October 2015.

North Dakota Grain Terminal Goes GMO-Free To Meet Consumer Demand

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Captain Drake LLC has acquired a million-bushel terminal with dedicated rail cars that will be used exclusively for the holding and transport of GMO-free grains.

In North Dakota, agriculture is the state’s leading source of revenue. In fact, almost 90% of the state is occupied by farms and ranches, and the chief agricultural commodity is wheat.

You can be certain then, that when a company in the northern state invests in a GMO-free grain plant, the food market is taking on a new trend.

USA: HERSHEY DUMPS SUGAR BEETS BECAUSE OF GM CONCERNS

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Something was different about a lot of the Hershey’s kisses in your stocking this year: The popular chocolates no longer contain sugar made in Minnesota.

For decades, the Hershey Co. has used sugar made from both sugar beets and sugar cane, but it decided earlier this year to stop buying beet sugar because it comes from genetically modified, or GM, seeds that some consumers don’t like.

USA: CAMPBELL SOUP BECOMES FIRST MAJOR COMPANY TO START GMO LABELING

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SUMMARY: "Campbell Soup Co is to start disclosing the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all its U.S. products, becoming the first major food company to respond to growing calls for more transparency about ingredients in food."

Campbell Soup Co is to start disclosing the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all its U.S. products, becoming the first major food company to respond to growing calls for more transparency about ingredients in food.

MALTA OPTS OUT OF GROWING GMO CROPS

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SUMMARY: "Malta has told the European Commission it will ban the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), availing itself of an opt-out clause. "

Malta has told the European Commission it will ban the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), availing itself of an opt-out clause.

An EU law approved in March cleared the way for new GMO crops to be approved after years of deadlock. But the law also gave individual countries the right to ban GMO crops even after they have been approved as safe by the European Commission.

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