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Labelling

Background | 1 October, 2004 at 13:54

When consumers began to realise they were eating genetically engineered (GE) food without their knowledge or consent, there were immediate calls for mandatory segregation and labelling. Surveys have found that most people want to know if their...

The long march of the food movement in the US

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 13 March, 2013 9 comments

Whole Foods Market, the eighth largest food and drug store in the US, has announced that it will start to label all food made from genetic engineering (GE) within 5 years. As the US (and Canada) is one of the rare so-called...

Why the EU should not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Blog entry by Lasse Bruun | 12 November, 2012 5 comments

When a warning comes loud and clear from someone who has lived through what can only be described as agricultural Armageddon, it’s usually a good idea to heed their advice. This week Greenpeace has linked European farmers,...

Fuel for thought on World Food Day

Blog entry by Julian Oram | 16 October, 2012 3 comments

On this World Food Day, I am in Rome where government ministers attending the World Committee on Food Security are facing up to a sobering reality: the food world system is badly broken. From climate change, to biofuels and GE foods,...

How will the world react if India says no to GE food?

Blog entry by Rajesh Krishnan | 17 August, 2012 10 comments

Genetically engineered (GE) food is a hot button topic in India. What happens here often sends ripples throughout the GE debate worldwide, but what happened last week is surely a major milestone. The Parliamentary Standing...

China hammers nails into the GE coffin – what country is next?

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | 27 February, 2012 2 comments

Recently China proposed to legislate against genetically engineered (GE) grains. This means that staple foods, such as rice cannot be researched, planted or sold on the Chinese market nor can it be exported. Greenpeace China has...

Greenpeace wins landmark GE eggplant court case

Blog entry by Didit Pelegrina | 14 May, 2012

In a landmark decision the Philippine Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Greenpeace Philippines and other petitioners who launched a court case against on-going field trials of genetically engineered (GE) Bt eggplant. The...

Daily news: Five tonnes of coal delivered to South African power company, and...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 27 June, 2011

Top news: Eskom gets big coal delivery; Nuclear should work towards nuclear energy phase-out following Fukushima disaster; new GE edible crop to be sold following three months of animal testing; eco-tourists in the Philippines welcomed...

Daily news: Milking cows produce human breast milk in China while major Belgian toy...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 16 June, 2011 1 comment

Top news: Chinese genetic engineering produces cows giving human milk; Austria can produce 85% of energy demand with renewable by 2050; major Belgian toy retailer stops selling Mattel’s toys and asks the company for a clear information...

Daily news: GM crops OK’d in Kenya; Iconic guitars facing extinction

Blog entry by MaeveS | 1 August, 2011 4 comments

Top news: Kenya becomes latest African country to allow GM crops; Fishing industry gears up for discard debate; Malaysia takes step towards sustainable palm oil; Deforestation threatens Gibson guitars #GM: Kenya has become Africa’s...

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