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24 February 2010
2009 as well: Cultivation of GM plants continues to rise
The cultivation of genetically modified plants continues to increase. In 2009, the global area increased once more by seven per cent to a total of 134 million hectares. Noticeable increases in area were found in Burkina Faso, Brazil and South Africa.

09 February 2010
India: For the present no approval for GM aubergine
The Indian government are for the present not going to give approval for genetically modified Bt aubergine (Brinjal). First of all, further scientific investigations should be undertaken.

08 February 2010
Switzerland: Three more years of GM ban
The moratorium for genetically modified animals and plants that has been in force in Switzerland since 2005 is to be extended for a further three years. First of all, the results are expected of a national research programme on the uses and risks of genetically modified plants.

05 February 2010
Biotech eucalyptus doesn’t mind the cold
Scientists have succeeded in producing a variety of genetically modified eucalyptus suited to withstand cooler temperatures. This opens the possibility of more widespread planting of these trees and of better economy in their industrial use.

05 February 2010
Italian court gives GM go-ahead
The highest appeals court in Italy has overturned a standing ban on the cultivation of genetically modified plants. The Ministry of Agriculture and a majority of the population seem otherwise inclined.

04 February 2010
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