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2006-09-06 |

GM Rice: Contaminated Rice from China detected in the EU

Greenpeace International released findings that show illegal GE rice from China has contaminated food products in France, Germany and the UK. Five samples out of 27 tested positive for the unauthorised rice strain. The illegal GM rice is an experimental variety genetically engineered to produce an insecticide. It is not approved for human consumption or commercial cultivation anywhere in the world. The EU does not yet permit the sale, import or marketing of any biotech rice on the territory of its 25 member countries. This is the second illegal rice case in three weeks.

2006-09-02 |

Austria forced to lift ban on GM maize

Austria may soon face an order to lift its bans on two genetically modified types of maize now that its presidency of the 25-country European Union has run its course, diplomats and officials said on Thursday.

2006-08-29 |

US rice farmers started lawsuit against Bayer

Rice farmers in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and California have sued Bayer CropScience, alleging its genetically modified rice has contaminated the crop, attorneys for the farmers said on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=N8S372113">Reuters: US rice farmers sue Bayer CropScience over GM rice</a>

2006-08-28 |

US: New bill to block local GMO bans

California Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a bill that would prevent local governments from banning genetically modified crops. The legislation, backed by the California Farm Bureau Federation and large agribusiness concerns such as Monsanto passed the Assembly with a 46-19 bipartisan majority.</p><p><a href="http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/15368215.htm">Monterey Herald: Genetic crop bill OK'd by Assembly</a>

2006-08-26 |

GM Rice: USDA certifies detection test

USDA on Thursday certified tests from Bayer CropScience that detects when an unapproved genetically modified rice known as LLRICE 601 is present in commercial rice. One test could cost as much as $300, but it is uncertain who will pay for the testing, U.S. Agriculture Department said.</p><p><a href="http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2006-08-25T215714Z_01_N25225472_RTRIDST_0_SCIENCE-FOOD-BAYER-RICE-DC.XML&archived=False">Reuters: Test to detect Bayer GMO rice could cost $300: USDA</a>

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