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30 November 2009
Chop-chop: EU Commission approves GM maize MIR604
Only ten days after voting by the Council of Ministers, the EU Commission has approved the import of the genetically modified maize MIR604. Soybeans from this year’s harvest in the USA now may be imported to Europe.

28 November 2009
China gives go-ahead for planting of GM rice and maize
The Committee for Biological Safety in the Chinese Ministry for Agriculture has permitted the cultivation of GM rice and maize as reported by the Reuters new agency under confirmation by two scientists who participated in the decision process.

17 November 2009
Cultivation of GM plants: more or less pesticide?
Two current studies on the environmental influence of genetically modified (GM) plants arrive at differing results. According to one study, significantly more pesticide has been applied to fields since the cultivation of genetically modified plants began in 1996. The other study books substantial environmental relief through GM plants.

04 November 2009
Japan: Blue roses through gene technology
Since the beginning of November, the world’s first blue rose has been on the market in Japan. With the aid of gene technology, the rose has been modified to produce a blue colour in blossoms. Demand for the rose is expected primarily in Asia.


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