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EU court extends GMO rules to new techniques

Luxembourg - Plants and animals created by new techniques of genetic modification should be treated as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and follow European rules aimed at preventing damage to the environment and health, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

Traces of weedkiller found in Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Ben & Jerry's, a national brand known for its quality and eco-friendly practices, has come under fire after traces of the pesticide glyphosate was found in 10 out of 11 ice cream samples tested.

GMO apples that never turn brown to hit Midwest stores soon

Golden delicious apple lovers in the Midwest will be able to purchase apples that have been genetically modified to not turn brown after they are sliced. The GMO apples are being test-marketed in 10 stores starting in February this year.

EU court upholds Monsanto GM soybean approval

Luxembourg - A top EU court on Thursday upheld the European Commission's approval of genetically modified soybeans made by US agri-chemicals giant Monsanto which environmentalists claim may harm human health.

South Korea bans some wheat from U.S. over safety issues

South Korea has stopped the importation of some genetically modified wheat from the United States, especially from Washington state, over safety issues.

Scientists enter into battle with Greenpeace over GM food

Few issues spark as much intensity as genetically modified foods and both sides wheel out scientists to give opinions on the safety (or otherwise) of genetically modified produce. In a new move, a consortium of scientists has gone on the offensive.

House passes GMO labeling bill, now heads to president's desk

A bill to create a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients and block individual states from issuing their own labeling laws easily passed through the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Senate passes bill to create federal label standard for GMO foods

The U.S. Senate approved legislation late Thursday night that would for the first time create a national labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients.

Senate could vote this week on compromise GMO labeling law

While GMO activists threw $2,000 in small bills over the gallery rail, the U.S. Senate continued with its roll call vote to invoke cloture on a GMO-labeling bill by a 65-32 vote Wednesday. The Senate could vote on final passage as early as today.

Op-Ed: Vermont's GMO labeling law has nationwide implications

Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.

Monsanto turns down Bayer's proposal, still open to negotiations

Monsanto has rejected a $62 billion takeover proposal from German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, calling the bid "incomplete and financially inadequate." However, negotiations still appear to be open.

GMO salmon will be hard to find — Retailers refuse to sell them

Following Canada's approval of GMO salmon on May 20, Friends of the Earth U.S. along with a coalition of groups against GMO salmon released an updated list of more than 80 retailers refusing to sell the product.

Nigerians say no to Monsanto's GMO maize and cotton

One hundred groups representing over five million Nigerians are vehemently opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified maize and cotton into the country's food and farming system.

Glyphosate found in California wines, even the organic ones

In February, 14 brands of German beer were found to contain traces of glyphosate, and today, we are learning that 10 different brands of California wine, including a couple of organic wines, also contain traces of glyphosates.

National GMO labeling measure heating up on Capitol Hill

While polls indicate most Americans support GMO labeling on food products, there is not a consensus on whether the labeling should be voluntary or mandatory. This is the problem the U.S. Congress is trying to resolve.

Monsanto 'slammed' for violating European patent law on GMO melon

The European Patent Office has revoked a patent on genetically modified melons held by Agro-Giant Monsanto after a January 20, 2016 hearing held in Munich, Germany.

Monsanto eyeing Mexico's indigenous corn varieties

Mexico's unique and varied native maize varieties are under attack from Monsanto, the world's largest seed producer as it vies to plant genetically modified (GMO) corn in the country.

Yet another food product has been approved by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any potato on the market.

Green Thumbs Up: The difference between natural and organic

Labels on food products, like GMO, natural, and organic, can be confusing, especially when there may not be a definite set of criteria manufacturers have to follow. While the FDA and USDA do have regulations governing some labeling, it isn't that simple.

No GMO crop trials in Philippines says Supreme Court

Manila - The Supreme Court of the Philippines has ordered a permanent ban on field trials of GM eggplant, and a temporary halt to approving applications “contained use, import, commercialization and propagation” of GMO crops and products.
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