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News Messages
March 2007

28 March 2007
Marked increase of GM plantings in France
French farmers will cultivate significantly more genetically modified plants in 2007. Referring to statements by a spokesperson of the French maize growers' association, ...

28 March 2007
New and expiring approvals for GM plants in Europe
The European Commission has authorised market placement for the oilseed rapes Ms8, Rf3 as well as their offspring Ms8xRf3. Covering the use of the plants for import, as well ...

21 March 2007
German coexistence study recommends 20 metres buffer zone
A pollen barrier of 20 metres of conventional maize is enough to separate GM and conventional maize fields and to keep out-crossings below 0.9 percent. This is the result ...

16 March 2007
GM maize MON863: French scientists doubt safety
In a new study funded by Greenpeace, a group of French scientists has raised doubts again about the food safety of the genetically modified maize MON863, which is resistant ...

14 March 2007
Dead cows: Court dismisses Bt maize case
According to a report in the German newspaper Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung, the regional court in Gießen will dismiss a plaint by farmer Gottfried Glöckner from Wölfersheim (Hesse) ...

12 March 2007
Court rulings criticise US Department of Agriculture for GMO approvals
In the second court ruling against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) within nine days, U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of ...

12 March 2007
Future approvals of GMOs in Brazil to become more likely
On February 27, the Senate in Brazil approved a resolution intended to facilitate the approval of new genetically modified plants. Under the current approval system, a GM ...

06 March 2007
German Federal Cabinet approves cornerstone paper for amended Gene Technology Act
The German Federal cabinet unanimously approved the key points of the federal minister of agriculture, Horst Seehofer, for the amendment of the current gene technology act. ...

05 March 2007
GM starch potato: still no cultivation in 2007
The Amflora potato, developed by BASF Plant Science with an altered starch composition, apparently may not yet be cultivated this year in the EU. As reported by the magazine ...

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