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2007-01-17 |

Russian regions were urged to declare GMO free zones

The first in Russia international and inter-regional Round Table "GMO free Zones - Prospective for Russia" was held in Moscow. Participants representating executive and legislative authorities, research institutes, trade and agricultural organizations and NGOs discussed the prospective of the creation for GMO free zones in Russia and current development of GMO free zones movement throughout the world.

2007-01-15 |

FOE: Who benefits from GM crops?

A global report of Friends of the Earth shows that genetically modified (GM) crops have failed to address the main challenges facing farmers in most countries of the world. It notes that the 'second generation' GM farm crops has failed to appear. GM crops commercialised today have on the whole increased rather than decreased pesticide use, and do not yield more than conventional varieties. The environment has not benefited, and GM crops will become increasingly unsustainable over the medium to long term.

2007-01-04 |

US Food Authority says food from cloned animals is safe

After years of delay, the Food and Drug Administration FDA tentatively concluded yesterday that milk and meat from some cloned farm animals are safe to eat. That finding could make the United States the first country to allow products from cloned livestock to be sold in grocery stores. Even if the agency’s assessment is formally approved next year, consumers will not see many steaks or pork chops from cloned animals because the technology is still too expensive to be used widely.

2006-12-21 |

Mexican farmers fight transgenic foods

Farmers from 19 Mexican states began a campaign Friday to protect natural corn and beans from their transgenic counterparts. The National Farmers' Association (ANEC) says the goal is to recover arable land now neglected or given over to a different use. Their strategy includes assembling a network of companies that exclusively produce beans to seek commercial and industrial alternatives.

2006-12-20 |

GM cotton: EFSA adopts opinion on Bayer GM crop

Europe's Food Safety Authority has ruled that a genetically-modified cotton plant, which can be used for food applications, presents no cause for concern. EFSA's GMO panel has now adopted an opinion on the application for the commercialisation of glufosinate-tolerant genetically modified LLCotton25. The panel concluded by saying that LLCotton25 is unlikely to have any adverse effect on human and animal health or on the environment in the context of its intended uses.

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