USA: FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS SLAM PRESIDENT OBAMA OVER GMO LABELING LEGACY

Regulation

SUMMARY: "US President Barack Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans on Friday."

US President Barack Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans on Friday.

The bill recently passed through Congress and allows companies and producers to use QR codes, 1-800 numbers and other difficult to access technology to label food products that contain GMOs, instead of clear, on-package text.

ARGENTINA: LOCAL RESIDENTS FORCE MONSANTO TO TEAR DOWN GMO SEED PLANT

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years."

Monsanto have announced that they will dismantle their half-built multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina, following protests from local citizens over the past 3 years.

JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA BLOCK CERTAIN US WHEAT VARIETIES OVER GMO CONCERNS

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday."

Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Monday.

EMAILS REVEAL ROLE OF MONSANTO IN SERALINI STUDY RETRACTION

Industry

SUMMARY: "In September 2012 the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published the research of a team led by the French biologist Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, which found liver and kidney toxicity and hormonal disturbances in rats fed Monsanto’s GM maize NK603 and very small doses of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, over a long-term period. An additional observation was a trend of increased tumours in most treatment groups."

USA: GMO LABELING BILL HAS BEEN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA

Regulation

SUMMARY: "The majority of our food contains GMOs.

Soon all food packages sold in the U.S. will have to have the proper labeling."

The majority of our food contains GMOs.

Soon all food packages sold in the U.S. will have to have the proper labeling.

SOUTH KOREA REJECTS ARGENTINA FEED WHEAT AFTER GMO STRAIN FOUND

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday."

South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

Seoul bans the entry of unapproved GMOs, defined as living modified organisms (LMO) under bio safety regulations.

CAYMAN ISLANDS: COURT SUSPENDS RELEASE OF GMO MOSQUITOES

Genetically Engineered Insects

SUMMARY: "A plan to fight the mosquito that spreads Zika and other illnesses by releasing genetically modified versions of the insect in the Cayman Islands has been put on hold following a court challenge."

A plan to fight the mosquito that spreads Zika and other illnesses by releasing genetically modified versions of the insect in the Cayman Islands has been put on hold following a court challenge.

The Cayman mosquito control unit was going to start releasing GMO mosquitoes produced by British biotech firm Oxitec last week. A government statement announced the delay Monday.

AVOID GM MIRACLE RICE, JUST EAT A CARROT!

Golden Rice

SUMMARY: "Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A..."

Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015. Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering.

USA: GMO WHEAT FOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE COULD AFFECT TRADE

GE Failures & Contaminations

SUMMARY: "Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food."

Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.

GERMANY: LIDL GOES GM FREE WITH OWN LABEL FRESH MILK

Winning against genetic engineering

SUMMARY: "Discounter, Lidl, says it is leading the charge in the private label shift to GM free milk in Germany.

Its own brand fresh milk, Milbona, has been certified against the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture supported non-GMO label, Ohne Gentechnik (OG).

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Discounter, Lidl, says it is leading the charge in the private label shift to GM free milk in Germany.

Its own brand fresh milk, Milbona, has been certified against the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture supported non-GMO label, Ohne Gentechnik (OG).

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