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BASF retreats from Europe as GM crops rejected

Press release | January 16, 2012 at 17:10

BASF today announced it is abandoning its plans to develop and commercialise genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe [1].


Topic | January 11, 2012 at 17:04

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Danish EU presidency - Greenpeace priorities for the environment

Publication | January 9, 2012 at 12:39

Denmark will take the helm of the Council of the European Union from January 2012 at a crucial time for the future of Europe and its citizens. As government cuts start to bite and the debt and Euro-zone crises unfold, Europeans continue to be...

New genetically modified potato casts shadow on traditional fries and crisps

Press release | November 1, 2011 at 12:57

German chemical company BASF yesterday requested EU approval to grow GM potato Fortuna on a commercial scale and market it for human consumption and animal feed.

New €435bn EU farming package continues support for destructive practices

Press release | October 12, 2011 at 13:03

Brussels - A plan unveiled today by the European Commission for a once-in-a-generation reform of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be unable to respond to the environmental challenges facing food production and could...

Environmental and health impacts of GM crops - the science

Publication | September 30, 2011 at 12:42

A two page overview of the environmental and health risks of GM crops.

EU court bans honey contaminated by GE crops

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | September 8, 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that honey contaminated with pollen from a genetically engineered maize produced byMonsanto cannot be sold on the market. This means that if beekeepers keep beehives in areas where the...

French ban on GM crop challenged on a technicality

Press release | September 8, 2011 at 10:16

Luxembourg / Brussels, 8 September 2011 –The Court of Justice of the European Union today challenged a French national ban on the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize Mon810.

EU court bans honey contaminated by genetically modified crop

Press release | September 6, 2011 at 13:46

Luxembourg, 6 September 2011 - The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) today banned beekeepers from selling honey contaminated by a genetically modified (GM) crop.

Tests find rainforest-destroying biofuels common at filling stations - EU rules to blame

Press release | July 19, 2011 at 0:01

19 July 2011, Brussels – Drivers are unknowingly helping to destroy rainforests because of the growing use of harmful biofuels in diesel, tests at filling stations reveal.

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