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23 January 2008
Poland may not ban genetically modified plants
Poland must allow the cultivation of genetically modified plants approved in the EU. The European Commission has rejected a draft law on genetically modified organisms (GMO) that would have restricted any plantings to designated zones and placed additional requirements on the use of GMO seeds.

22 January 2008
Germany:"Without gene technology" may be "with gene technology"
Animal-derived foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and meat commonly are produced using feed additives manufactured with the aid of gene technology. Nonetheless, such products in the future may be supplied with labels declaring them to be “without gene technology”.

14 January 2008
EU obtains further delay in WTO dispute
The European Union has gained additional time in its WTO trade dispute with Argentina, Canada and the United States on the authorisation of biotech products.

14 January 2008
Coalition reaches agreement on “without gene technology” label
The Grand Coalition of SPD and CDU in Germany has agreed on more precise regulations for labels declaring foodstuffs to be “without gene technology”.

13 January 2008
Maize MON 810: France triggers safeguard clause
France has triggered a safeguard clause provided in the EU law to extend its national ban of the genetically modified maize MON810.

02 January 2008
EU Ministers to decide on four more GMO approvals
The EU Council of Ministers is to decide on the authorisation of four more genetically modified plants comprised of three maize lines and one potato line. The European Commission submitted the necessary proposals to the Council shortly before the Christmas recess.


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The issue of contradictory results of biosafety studies
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An overview of European consumer polls on attitudes to GMOs
German ban on MON810 maize: will the courts now decide?
China plans to invest in GM crops R&D and consumer education
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Genetic engineering of cut flowers
Preliminary studies raise hopes: Golden Rice works well!
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GM Crops in Australia – will the moratoria end?
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GM plants no problem for the honey industry
Are GMOs Fuelling the Brazilian Future?
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Study: GM Soy Dangerous for Newborns?
Safety evaluation: GM peas in Australia with unexpected side-effects
The western corn rootworm: A pest coming to a maize field near you
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