Tagged: GMO

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Food, TTIP and much more

  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP is the largest trade agreement in history between the United States and the European Union, which has been negotiated from July 2013. The purpose of the partnership is the subordination of the national laws to the norms of free trade that have been...

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Dicamba

  Dicamba is a broad spectrum herbicide, which is absorbed through leaves and enters all parts of the plants causing disruptions of balance in hormones needed for cell division, respiration and protein synthesis. The plant dies within ten days. The DI-6 strain of the bacterium Pseudomonas maltophila which normally resides...

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Retail chains are demanding GMO-free feed

  9 October 2014 – The leading German retail chains have been forging the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. In late August 2014, the retailers have announced to German consumers that they demanded from the German Poultry Association (ZDG) to stop using GMO feed...

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Will European countries choose the cultivation of GMO’s?

  The European laws have been somewhat effective in protection the European soil from the invasion of patented transgenic crops. The ban on cultivation was introduced in 1998, but in 2004 the European Commission approved for cultivation the first GM crop, that is Monsanto’s MON810 corn, which is now grown...

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French study on the toxic effects of GMOs republished

  01 July 2014 – The French toxicological study of the long-term effects of the herbicide Roundup and GMO corn was republished in the scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe, passing the third peer-review. The study has open access to raw data in contrast to GM studies that never present its...

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Glyphosate found again in animals and humans

  22 April 2014 – A study published in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology tested glyphosate residues in urine and different organs of dairy cows as well as in urine of hares, rabbits and humans using ELISA and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS). The use of this global herbicide...

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15 January

  2015 – The USDA approved the sale and planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered dicamba tolerant soybeans and cotton. Dicamba is a broad spectrum herbicide, which is absorbed through leaves and enters all parts of the plants causing disruptions of balance in hormones needed for cell division, respiration and protein...

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15 March

  The consumer movement led by Consumers International marks 15 March every year as the World Consumer Rights Day.   2005 – The Consumers International celebrated the “World Consumer Rights Day” with the theme “No to GMOs”, and proclaimed 2005 the year against GMOs because the vast majority of world...

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5 April

  2014 – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the country will not import american GM products: “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” Medvedev ordered widespread...

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France: Court overturned the ban on GMO’s!

  2 August 2013. Paris – France’s highest court overturned the ban on the cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by the American multinational company Monsanto on the grounds that the ban was allowed only if farming brings a “high risk”, according to France24. France banned the cultivation of maize...

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3 June

  2013 – The American state of Connecticut passed a legislation (134 yes, 3 against) that will have the mandatory labeling of GM foods and it’s ingredients. For the law to become active, the legislation requires that four other state in the region pass GMO labeling laws, and that their...

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The World Food Prize goes to biotechnology multinationals

  19 June 2013. The US State Department in Washington announced this year’s World Food Prize laureates: geneticists Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu and Mary-Dell Chilton who will share the sum of $250,000. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the keynote address stating the role of this three...

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13 December

  2013 – The scientists from the University of Washington discovered a second code hiding within DNA molecules. The discovery was published in the December 13. 2013. issue of Science. Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, it was assumed that it was used exclusively to write information...

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French study shows risk from GM maize

  22 September 2012 – “These data are alarming”, said Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor at the University of Caen and expert on genetically modified food. Laboratory mice that scientists fed GMO corn, died younger and were more likely to contract cancer than controls (animals that were fed normally). The French study was...