Friday 25 July 2014

South Africa GMO crop area rises

South Africa's genetically modified crop area for the 2010/11 season rose 6 percent but perceptions make it hard for other African countries to adopt the practice, the deputy agriculture minister said on Thursday.    South


GMO maize cultivation banned

Germany will ban cultivation and sale of genetically modified (GMO) maize, German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner said on Tuesday. The ban affects US biotech company Monsanto's MON 810 maize which may no longer be sown for this summer's h


'Increased oversight of GMO crops needed'

More oversight and coordination is needed among federal agencies to prevent unapproved releases of genetically modified crops into the environment and food and feed supply, the investigative arm of the US Congress has said. Since 2000, the


Caught in quandary over GMO animal feed imports

Europe faces a stark choice between empty supermarket shelves or feeding its animals so long as it keeps up a slow rate of approving new genetically modified (GMO) crops suitable for feed use, industry sources warn. EU feedmakers have lon


New rules for GMO crops in Germany

The German government has agreed new draft rules for cultivation of genetically modified (GMO) crops, including a minimum buffer zone from conventional plantings. The cabinet approved a draft law from Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer fo

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