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29 July 2010
Philippines: GM aubergines field-tested for approval
In the Philippines, the approval of genetically modified (GM) aubergines has moved a step closer. The vegetables are resistant to a prominent pest and may enter the market as early as 2011.

28 July 2010
EU Commission: Import approval for six GM maize lines
The EU Commission issued import approvals on 28.07.2010 for six more genetically modified (GM) maize lines. As generally occurs, preceding ballots in the Standing Committee and in the EU Council of Ministers did not result in the required qualified majority.

19 July 2010
GM-labelling: EU against expansion
The labelling of genetically modified (GM) food products in Europe will not be changed. An attempt by the federal government of Germany has failed in Brussels to effect legally-binding labelling requirements for further applications of genetic engineering.

13 July 2010
EU Commission: Countries to decide independently on GM crops
As expected, the EU Commission decided on 13.07.2010 changes in the legal regulation of green biotechnology. Accordingly, Member States should be able to prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops that have been approved EU-wide. As the next step, the EU Parliament and Council of Ministers must agree.

10 July 2010
USA: Monsanto must pay 2.5 million dollars in damages
The US-American agro-biotech company Monsanto must pay a fine of 2.5 million dollars. The business marketed genetically modified (GM) cotton in the USA without indicating cultivation restrictions that apply in particular regions. Monsanto has accepted the decision.


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