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2007-02-19 |

GM Contamination Register update 2006

The GM contamination register, maintained by Greenpeace and GeneWatch UK, documents incidents of contamination arising from the intentional or accidental release of GMOs world wide, including illegal plantings. In 2006, records of twenty-four incidents were added to the register. The highest number in a year since 1996.

2007-02-17 |

75 percent of Germans reject GM food - 6,7 percent in favour

Genetically modified food products are not accepted by German consumers, according to a representative survey by Germanys leading institute on consumer research, GfK.
74.9% rejected the development and introduction of genetically modified foods as a matter of principle. At 6.7%, the number of protagonists was very low. 85.5% rejected animal products from animals which had been directly subjected to genetic modification, or indirectly affected by genetically modified feedstock.

2007-02-05 |

Hungary is optimistic to preserve the ban on GMOs

Hungary, one of the EU biggest grain producers, became the first country in eastern Europe to ban GMO crops or foods when it outlawed the planting of MON 810 maize seeds.
Hungary"s government sees now a good chance that an upcoming meeting of European Union environment ministers will allow it to maintain its ban on genetically modified crops.

2007-02-05 |

Syngenta under fire in Brazil GMO dispute

The Swiss multinational seed and crop science corporation, Syngenta AG, is in the crosshairs of an anti-transgenic seed dispute it might not win in Brazil. On Nov. 9, for the first time ever in a Latin America nation, Syngenta had one of its genetically modified crop research facilities shut down and expropriated by the Parana state government in southern Brazil. No financial figure has been given, but some estimate losses in the millions of dollars for Syngenta.

2007-01-30 |

Poland: Food producers fight for the right to sell GMOs

Monsanto and Pioneer, whose attempts to register new brands of plants at the Centre for Plant Brands Examination (COBOR) were hindered.
However, the provincial court of administration in Warsaw ruled that the decisions be lifted, and declared the partial ban on GMO registration ran counter to EU directives.

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