GM Crops

First genetically edited crops sown under new UK regulations

First genetically edited crops sown under new UK regulations

Rothamsted Research has confirmed that it has sown seed of genetically edited (GE) Camelina sativa, a member of the brassica family,...

May 27, 2022

Fight to ban GM feed imports in EU labelled ‘scaremongering’

Fight to ban GM feed imports in EU labelled ‘scaremongering’

The fight against the importation of genetically-modified (GM) feed or food in Europe has been labelled as “scaremongering” and “a...

October 30, 2019

GM crops field trial planned in UK

GM crops field trial planned in UK

A UK research organisation is seeking permission to release Camelina plants genetically modified to potentially replace petrochemically-derived lubricants. The application,...

April 4, 2018

US soya growers just don’t understand EU opposition to GM

US soya growers just don’t understand EU opposition to GM

GM technology is helping soya growers in the US to deliver more for less, according to Eugene Philhower, from the...

November 2, 2015

There’s not much to gain from going down the GMO route – Sean Kelly MEP

There’s not much to gain from going down the GMO route – Sean Kelly MEP

Ireland hasn’t much to gain from going down the genetically modified organism (GMO) route, according to Fine Gael MEP, Sean...

October 19, 2015

GM crops to be banned in Northern Ireland

GM crops to be banned in Northern Ireland

Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan has announced that he is prohibiting the cultivation of...

September 21, 2015

Germany moves to ban GM crops – follows Scotland’s lead

Germany moves to ban GM crops – follows Scotland’s lead

The German minister for agriculture Christian Schmidt has signalled that he wants to push ahead with plans to ban the...

August 26, 2015

Scotland moves to ban GM cultivation

Scotland moves to ban GM cultivation

Growing genetically modified (GM) crops will not be permitted in Scotland, its Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced. In...

August 10, 2015

‘EU is dragging its feet on GMO issues despite food safety sign off’

‘EU is dragging its feet on GMO issues despite food safety sign off’

The EU Commission is still taking far too long to authorise the use of new genetically modified (GM) maize and...

July 20, 2015

Two GM crops get the green light to be imported into Europe

Two GM crops get the green light to be imported into Europe

Two genetically modified (GM) crops have received the green light for import into the EU from the European Food Safety...

July 17, 2015

Opposition grows towards EU plans on bans of GM feed

Opposition grows towards EU plans on bans of GM feed

Opposition is growing towards the European Commission’s plans that would allow national bans on farmers’ use of genetically modified (GM) animal...

June 11, 2015

Adoption of GM crops would benefit farmers, says UK cereal association

Adoption of GM crops would benefit farmers, says UK cereal association

The adoption of genetically-modified (GM) cereals and oilseeds crops could benefit farmers, consumers and the animal feed supply chain, while...

March 11, 2015