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News Messages
August 2007


21 August 2007
Brazil: GM maize takes next hurdle for approval
The Brazilian National Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) has approved Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn MON810 for commercial use, according to a press statement made by the ...

 
20 August 2007
India: First large-scale field trials of a GM food crop
India’s regulatory body, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), has approved the first large-scale field trial of a GM food crop. The new variety of eggplant, a ...

 
17 August 2007
Finland: Minister of Agriculture demands GMO labelling for meat
The Finnish Minister of Agriculture, Sirkka-Liisa Anttilahat, has called upon the food industry in her country to provide labelling for meat derived from animals fed with ...

 
17 August 2007
Japan: Approval of new GM maize secures US export markets
The Japanese Food Safety Commission last week categorised Agrisure RW, the only genetically modified corn produced in the USA that is not approved for Japan, as safe for ...

 
16 August 2007
Report by Australian government in favour of GM plants
The Australian government has published a study recommending the cultivation of genetically modified plants. The report “GM Canola - An Information Package” found that GM ...

 
10 August 2007
GM feeds to be introduced in Finnish meat production
Two large meat producers in Finland are introducing genetically modified feeds for their livestock, according to a report by a Finnish newspaper. Smaller companies may also ...

 
09 August 2007
GMO for ice cream production
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has given provisional approval for a GM ingredient to be used in ice cream production. The ingredient is a protein produced from the ...

 
09 August 2007
USDA approves new soybean variety
The USDA has deregulated Monsanto’s GM soybean RReady2Yield following a review of scientific data. According to Monsanto, the soybean is set to go on sale in limited US ...

 
09 August 2007
Insulin grown in plants relieves diabetes in mice
Capsules of an altered form of insulin produced in genetically modified plants might restore the body’s ability to produce insulin, according to researchers at the University ...

 
03 August 2007
EFSA: GM feeds undetectable in animal products
In the discussion of genetically modified foods, the suggestion has been made that meat or milk products from animals fed with GM plants should also be labelled as ...

 
01 August 2007
Germany: Amendment of labelling regulations criticised
German agricultural and food associations have criticised an amendment put forward by the German Minister of Agriculture, Horst Seehofer. Applicable to labelling regulations, ...

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