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Field of wheat

US calls for an end to the EU block on GM and nanotechnology

Tom Levitt and Vi Nguyen

7th December, 2010

US officials say they remain ‘surprised and disappointed’ over Europe’s refusal to embrace technologies like genetic modification (GM) and nanotechnology in farming more...
Maize

Dupont follows Monsanto in new move to consolidate South African seed market

Kara Moses

1st December, 2010

Proposed merger between Dupont-owned Pioneer Hi-Bred and Pannar Seeds could spell disaster for local farmers and food security, watchdog claims
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Revealed: the glyphosate research the GM soy lobby doesn't want you to read

Claire Robinson

24th November, 2010

Andres Carrasco's research linking a controversial herbicide with birth defects highlighted the potential health dangers posed by GM crop-spraying in Argentina – and led to violence and intimidation for those behind the study more...
Raul Montenegro

Alternative Nobel Prize winner Raul Montenegro: ‘Nuclear energy is a nonsense technology’

Kara Moses

5th November, 2010

Argentinean academic and activist Raul Montenegro on why indigenous people hold the keys to survival, why GM technologies only profit big business and how nuclear power ignores the rights of future generations more...
A gm labelled tomato

EU food safety chief forced to quit GM lobby role

Jemima Roberts and Tom Levitt

26th October, 2010

Questions raised over why European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) chair Diana Banati failed to make clear her connections to International Life Science Institute (ILSI), which advises biotech giants like Monsanto, Bayer and BASF more...
Consolidation in the seed industry

Revealed: how seed market is controlled by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow & DuPont

Tom Levitt

7th October, 2010

Graphic illustrates how just five biotech giants have increased their control of the global seed market, promoting monoculture farming and making it harder for farmers to find alternative sources of seeds more...
A salmon

US delays approval for fast-growing GM salmon

The Ecologist

22nd September, 2010

Campaigners say approval for the genetically modified salmon would carry 'great risk' and pave the way for more GM animals to enter the market more...
Canola

Biotech industry plays down discovery of GM crops surviving in the wild

Ecologist

10th August, 2010

GM seed manufacturers claim that genetically-modified crops are not likely to survive in wild, but US researchers have found GM plants surviving for at least two generations more...
A GM potato

EU's 'dangerous' move to nationalise GM decision-making

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Individual countries will be allowed to ban GM crops in a move the EU hopes will stop them blocking new crops being grown by farmers in other member states more...
Cows feeding

EU votes against compulsory GM food labelling

Ecologist

7th July, 2010

Campaigners angry at EU's decision to keep consumers 'in the dark' over food from animals given genetically modified (GM) feed more...

How to campaign for better food

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

29th June, 2010

Concerned about the state of your food? Here are some ways to tackle the problem at root - from community gardens to animal welfare more...
A gm labelled tomato

FSA accused of running PR exercise for GM industry

Ecologist

27th May, 2010

Member of steering group resigns claiming the Food Standard Agency's (FSA) £500,000 public dialogue on genetically modified (GM) food is ignoring key issues about GM feed and labelling more...

GM food: 75/100 of 152
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A gm labelled tomato

EU votes for labels on nano, cloned and GM food

Ecologist

5th May, 2010

UK and other member states expected to fight proposals to bring in compulsory labelling for consumers on novel foods more...
Wireworm damage to potato

Crop scientists discover fungi alternative to pesticides

Ecologist

3rd March, 2010

Study identifies naturally occurring alternatives for controlling wireworm, a widespread potato pest in the UK more...
Maize

Brazilian GM crop surge reported

Ecologist

23rd February, 2010

Brazil becomes second biggest biotech grower after the US as industry predicts big increases in GM soybean, maize and cotton production in 2010 more...
Aubergine

India bans planting of first GM food crop

Ecologist

9th February, 2010

Campaigners welcome decision to put on hold cultivation of genetically modified (GM) aubergine crop, Bt Brinjal, until 'safety of product' established more...
Square fruit

Was 2009 the year the world turned against GM?

Claire Robinson and Jonathan Matthews

11th January, 2010

Despite promising the world in 2009, biotech corporations have increasingly raised the hackles of scientists and citizens worldwide more...
Angry Mermaid

Monsanto named worst corporate climate lobbyist

Ecologist

15th December, 2009

US company wants its GM crops to be given carbon credits and to be at the forefront of tackling climate change despite link to deforestation more...
maize stubble in a harvested field

Copenhagen could lead to increase in intensive farming

Ed Hamer

14th December, 2009

All sectors must play their part in a global emissions deal, but could including agriculture in the mix lead to an intensification of farming and money for GM crops? more...

Biotech industry fights back over reduced meat calls

Ecologist

11th December, 2009

BBSRC-funded website backlash against sustainable watchdog’s call to reduce meat consumption more...
A gm labelled tomato

Public wants labelling of all GM food

Ecologist

26th November, 2009

UK citizens are confused by the current publicly available information on GM foods and want clearer facts made available in shops and supermarkets more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

GM crops causing a rise in pesticide use in US

Ecologist

17th November, 2009

Early falls in pesticide use on GM crops in the United States have been replaced by rapid increases according to study more...
Million Belay

Million Belay: Ethiopia doesn’t need or want Bill Gates

Tom Levitt

16th November, 2009

Ecological campaigner Million Belay talks about why protecting Ethiopia's biodiversity is so important and why he opposes the intervention of philanthropists like Bill Gates more...
Healthy compost in the palm of a hand

10 resources for better food growing

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Food and farming is in crisis but there is hope for the future - from organics and Slow Food to permaculture and land share schemes more...

Lester Brown: 'We shouldn't count on Copenhagen to save us'

Matilda Lee

10th November, 2009

Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the WorldWatch Institute, on his fears for Copenhagen, genetically modified food and the failure of the media more...

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