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Tag: GMO

  • Friday, April 12th 2019 - 21:33 UTC

    Instead of agrochemicals, Uruguay uses wasps to develop non-genetically modified soy

    Uruguayan producers plan to ship non-genetically modified, agrochemical-free soy to China for human consumption.

    In Uruguay, non-genetically modified soy (GMO) soy is being developed in order to compete in a market saturated by the volume of crops in the region. Nevertheless, the country’s government hopes Uruguayan soy will stand out for its quality rather than for the volume of harvests motivating soy producers to use “biological controls” to combat pests.

  • Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 11:09 UTC

    France will appeal EU opt-out scheme to ban cultivation of GM crops

    Monsanto's MON810 maize is the only GM crop grown in Europe, where it has been cultivated in Spain and Portugal for a decade

    France is to use a new European opt-out scheme to ensure a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the country remains in place. The European Union's largest grain grower and exporter has asked the European Commission for France to be excluded from some GM maize crop cultivation under the new scheme, the farm and environment ministries said in a joint statement.

  • Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 08:15 UTC

    Aphids beat latest 'odor' efforts to repel them and protect GM crops

    GM crops are being grown commercially since 1996. Land with GM crops has increased from 1.7m in 1996 to around 175.2m hectares worldwide in 2013.

    In what is described as a major blow to genetic modification of crops, a variety of wheat developed in the UK to repel pests has failed in field trials. The variety engineered to produce an odor that repels aphids, failed in the field test after it was successfully tested in the lab, proving a wide gap between lab and commercial application of the process.

  • Monday, May 26th 2014 - 13:23 UTC

    Thousands march across the world to protest against Monsanto and GMO foods

    Organized worldwide, peaceful family protests spoke out for the need to protect food supply, health, local farms and environment

    Hundreds of thousands people have united across the world to voice concern over the spread of GMO foods and crops and to raise awareness over the biotech giant Monsanto’s growing grip on the global food supply chain.