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Outdoor pharming puts food supply at risk

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 1:00

Two recently disclosed cases of contamination of the US food supply drive home the inherent dangers of turning plants into mini-factories, producing protein-based pharmaceuticals in fields right next to fields of food crops.

Bayer pulls out of India

Feature story | 15 November, 2004 at 1:00

Bayer has pulled out of GE research in India after sustained pressure from Greenpeace; this is the biotech giant's third defeat this year proving just how unsustainable and unwanted GE agriculture is.

GE papaya scandal in Thailand

Feature story | 27 July, 2004 at 2:00

We warned the Thai government over a year ago not to play with genetically engineered (GE) papaya but they didn't listen. Although trials of the engineered food crop are banned, it seems they couldn't resist having a go themselves. Now they have...

Ge activists make themselves heard in Rome

Feature story | 16 June, 2004 at 2:00

Attendees of the World Food Business Summit in Rome, Italy were 'welcomed' today by hundreds of audio messages from consumers in all 25 EU nations saying that they didn't want GE in their food.

GM setback in UK

Feature story | 31 March, 2004 at 2:00

Following the controversial UK government approval of genetically engineered (GE) maize for commercial planting, the only company authorized to grow GE maize has withdrawn its application. It now appears unlikely the UK will see any...

GM crops flunk the test

Feature story | 3 October, 2003 at 2:00

The debate on Genetically Modified (GM) crops is often a polarised one with environmentalists and the majority of sceptical consumers against the crops and powerful corporate interests attempting to steamroller all opposition. Now those companies...

WTO free zone

Feature story | 28 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace cordoned off the UN building in Montreal, to protect it from the US attack on consumers, farmers and the environment. Activists at the Greenpeace checkpoint were on the lookout for representatives of the US administration and Canadian...

Italian seeds contaminated with GE maize

Feature story | 10 July, 2003 at 2:00

Over 100 farmers in Northern Italy have discovered that non-genetically engineered (GE) maize seeds that they bought and planted, were in fact contaminated by GE maize. The fact that cases like this are happening on a regular basis, raises...

Tougher EU GMO legislation

Feature story | 2 July, 2003 at 2:00

The European Parliament has adopted the world's toughest rules on the labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), despite intensified pressure from the US and the GE industry. The new rules bring great news for EU consumers, farmers and...

Biosafety Protocol becomes law

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 2:00

When the tiny pacific nation of Palau ratified the UN Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety last Friday, the way was cleared for the world's first legally binding agreement that reaffirms the sovereign right of countries to reject imports of...

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