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News Messages
May 2007


25 May 2007
Bt toxin in MON810 within natural level of variation
In a study, Greenpeace found great variations in the Bt toxin content in the genetically modified maize MON810 and has claimed that the legal basis for the EU approval has ...

 
24 May 2007
New GM plant could make biofuels cheaper
US researchers have developed genetically modified maize varieties that have the promise to make biofuel ethanol production more cost-effective and efficient. Scientists ...

 
24 May 2007
Swiss scientists plan new field trials
Researchers at the University of Zurich and at the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland plan field experiments with genetically modified wheat. Tied in with similar ...

 
23 May 2007
Brazil: GM maize to be approved shortly
In Brazil, the cultivation of GM maize is approaching. A large majority of the National Technical Biosafety Commission, CTNBio, has voted for the approval of an application ...

 
11 May 2007
US ban on GM alfalfa now permanent
In February, a US district court prohibited the cultivation and marketing of a genetically modified alfalfa variety after March 30th until a new biosafety evaluation has been ...

 
11 May 2007
ACRE report: View on GM plants not balanced
Europe should weigh benefits as well as risks when evaluating GM crops. This is the conclusion of a report by the UK Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) ...

 
10 May 2007
New conditions for the marketing of GM maize seeds in Germany
Under a new regulation, the agro-biotech company Monsanto is not allowed at the moment to market seeds of genetically modified maize MON810 in Germany. The German Federal ...

 
09 May 2007
Unauthorised GM maize found in Rotterdam
According to the environmental organisation Greenpeace, genetically modified maize that has not been approved in Europe has been imported to the EU. The maize, intended for ...

 
09 May 2007
Bee deaths in USA and Europe: In search of the cause
Scientists in the USA and Europe are observing a dramatic spate of bee deaths. In many regions of USA, almost 90 percent of the bee population has been affected. Various ...

 
08 May 2007
Mexico: Agreement on the introduction of GM maize
The Mexican National Confederation of Corn Growers (CNPAMM) has signed an agreement with Monsanto on the controlled introduction of GM maize. It is aimed at allowing farmers ...

 
03 May 2007
Farmers in the UK and in Germany are open to GM crops
New surveys suggest that fewer farmers in UK and Germany are opposed to planting genetically modified crops than is often believed. 47 percent of surveyed farmers in the UK ...

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