GMO

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

Video: What will GMO import approval mean for Member States?

Video: What will GMO import approval mean for Member States?

Agreement on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for import as food and feed hasn’t been reached in the European Union since 2003....

May 29, 2015

Report says GM crops benefit smaller farms most around the world

Report says GM crops benefit smaller farms most around the world

Smallholder tillage farmers in developing countries are among the biggest beneficiaries of agricultural biotechnology, according to a report released this...

May 24, 2015

Commission confirm Member States to decide on use of GMOs

Commission confirm Member States to decide on use of GMOs

EU Member States are set to get more freedom to decide on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food...

April 23, 2015

New EU legislation could give Member States final say over GMO imports

New EU legislation could give Member States final say over GMO imports

A new legal framework for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) imports is to be presented by the European executive at the...

April 21, 2015

EU Council rules to give Member States GMO authority

EU Council rules to give Member States GMO authority

The European Council has adopted new rules allowing Member States to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...

March 2, 2015

US gives green light to GM apples

US gives green light to GM apples

The US has given the green light to allow farmers grow two varieties of genetically modified (GM) apples. The apples,...

February 18, 2015

MEPs vote today on new GMO rules

MEPs vote today on new GMO rules

The European Council has agreed to a proposal to give Member States more flexibility to deal with GMO regulation on...

January 13, 2015

Member States to determine own rules on GMOs

Member States to determine own rules on GMOs

The European Parliament has ruled that Member States should be allowed to determine their own stance on the cultivation of...

December 4, 2014

Watch the key decisions in Europe affecting farming this month

Watch the key decisions in Europe affecting farming this month

In this Brussels Briefing on Agriculture, AGRA FACTS journalists Rose O’Donovan and Ed Bray provide an update on the latest...

November 14, 2014

Monsanto pays €1.9m after GM strains found in wheat

Monsanto pays €1.9m after GM strains found in wheat

Monsanto has settled with wheat farmers for €1.9m in the US after a number of lawsuits were taken by the farmers...

November 13, 2014

$25m GMO and pesticide safety study launched

$25m GMO and pesticide safety study launched

The world’s largest study on GMO and pesticide safety was launched in London today. The $25m ‘Factor GMO’ study will...

November 11, 2014

Desperate Housewives’ star highlights poverty in agriculture at Web Summit

Desperate Housewives’ star highlights poverty in agriculture at Web Summit

Everyone should be concerned about where their food comes from and who picks it, Hollywood actress Eva Longoria told a packed...

November 4, 2014

Fears trade deal could start a race to the bottom

Fears trade deal could start a race to the bottom

Concern is mounting that the TTIP deal with the US could have a negative impact on European food and farming standards...

September 11, 2014

Food safety boss says it’s time to put aside ‘irrational fears of GM technology’

Food safety boss says it’s time to put aside ‘irrational fears of GM technology’

The Chief Executive of the Food Safety Authority has said it is time to put aside irrational and non-science based...

August 28, 2014

French attempt to ban GM maize rejected

French attempt to ban GM maize rejected

A move by the French government to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize MON 810 has been rejected by the...

August 6, 2014

Organic inequalities abound

Organic inequalities abound

Last week saw the European Commission publish a report, highlighting the growth of the EU’s organic sector. I think, however,...

July 28, 2014

Government views as important as scientific evidence on GMOs, says Juncker

Government views as important as scientific evidence on GMOs, says Juncker

The new President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is to review current EU legislation in the area of Genetically...

July 24, 2014