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GMOs

Genetically modified organisms


United States and Europe disagree on GM crops
America, where GMOs have been in the human supply chain for more than two decades, want their currently banned crops to be imported into Europe.
Brussels biotech lobby’s last push for ’GM 2.0’ technologies to escape regulation
With TTIP negotiations proceeding apace, environmental and sustainable farming groups must stay actively protect our hard-won - albeit imperfect - GM laws.
The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food
Provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement provide for the contamination of our food supply with unapproved and illegal genetically modified organisms.
Farm issues could scupper free trade deal with EU - U.S.
Differences between the United States and the European Union over issues such as genetically modified crops and hormone-treated beef could scupper a free trade deal.
TPP fine print: Biotech seed companies win again
The TPP requires countries to join international patent treaties that serve the interests of global biotech seed companies.
The TPP SPS chapter: not a “model for the rest of the world”
SPS provisions in TPP will further weaken and possibly conflict with global standards setting bodies on food and plant safety.
US lawmaker blasts ‘Monsanto provision’ in Fast Track legislation
US Representative Peter DeFazio today spoke out against a provision buried in trade promotion authority legislation that could help a government or multinational corporation attack state or national laws that require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Approval of GMO imports moves EU ’closer to Monsanto’
Environmental advocates say authorization indication of further industry-friendly policies pending trade deal with US will usher in
EU-US trade talks should pick up steam once “fast-track” bill is voted through Congress, says top US farm lobbyist Bob Young
Bob Young, Deputy Executive Director at the American Farm Bureau Federation, talks with journalist Rose O’Donovan (AGRA FACTS) about on-going agricultural developments in negotiations towards a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).
MEPs want health excluded from TTIP talks
MEPs want to exclude public health services, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the use of hormones in the bovine sector, chemical legislation REACH and its implementation, and cloning from the talks.
TTIP: The newborn in the neoliberal saga
Since the mid 1990s, some relevant economic actors have been trying to contribute to the evolution of a massive free trade zone linking the US and Europe, two of the richest regions in the world.
Could CETA mean genetically modified apples from Canada exported to Europe?
There is a process within CETA that would promote regulatory harmonisation and address non-tariff barriers that could allow the export of genetically modified apples into Europe, reports the Council of Canadians.
GM food labelling in Europe will not be affected by CETA and TTIP
EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan says he will not allow any compromises on GM labelling standards in Europe in spite of fears surrounding new trade agreements with Canada and the United States.
TTIP and CETA: Opening the door to genetic engineering in agriculture and food production
A newly published Testbiotech report shows that the introduction of the new free trade agreements between EU and Canada (CETA) and the US (TTIP) will almost certainly lead to lower EU standards in protection of consumers and the environment.
Food issues will not block EU-US trade deal: German minister
Germany’s farm minister Christian Schmidt says the United States is likely to back down on its opposition to the compulsory labeling of products containing or fed by GMOs.
CETA should have a GMO warning label on it in Europe
CETA establishes a biotechnology working group in order to shorten the timelines for the approval of GM crops for cultivation in the EU, strengthen "science-based" regulation and revise the "low-level presence" policy for non-GMO imported commodities.
China said to signal lifting ban on imports of GMO corn variety
China has told traders and officials that it approved lifting a ban on imports of a genetically-modified corn variety that’s commonly grown in the US as trade talks between the two countries begin today.
Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds
From Guatemala to Ghana, from Mozambique to Malaysia, seed-saving on the farm is being turned into a criminal offence, so that half a dozen large multinational corporations can turn seeds into private property and make money from them.
TTIP talks: What’s cooking?: Perspectives on food & farming
The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament is pleased to invite you to a conference on 10 December 2014 on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming.
L’accord d’association UE-Ukraine contient-il des OGM ?
Un récent rapport de l’Oakland Institute révèle que l’accord d’association conclu entre l’Union européenne et l’Ukraine encouragerait cette dernière à recourir aux OGM, jusqu’à présent interdits sur son territoire. Si c’était effectivement le cas, l’Ukraine – deuxième exportateur mondial de céréales et détentrice de 22 % des terres arables d’Europe – deviendrait un véritable eldorado pour les semenciers internationaux. Alors – vrai ou faux ?