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A GM soya for Europe?

A new soya (soybean, Glycine max) has been approved for growing in Europe. It’s a genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) crop called MON87769 from the chemical and biotech giant Monsanto. This new crop has been engineered to adjust the fatty … Continue reading

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Are Monsanto’s GM seeds invincible?

Monsanto is a giant company selling chemicals. It also sells seeds. Some of those seeds are for crops genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) to be grown with Monsanto’s agrochemicals. Monsanto is used to winning legal battles but now a case … Continue reading

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Trade deal across the Pond: risky or promising?

The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are negotiating a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A lot of acronyms because this is politics! When blogging about the TTIP my focus is on the land and sea but … Continue reading

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European pesticide rules might threaten American exports

CropLife America ‘represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States.’ It’s a good source of information on many topics, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) now … Continue reading

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A GM potato for Europe?

Here in the European Union (EU), farmers were allowed to grow two crops that had been genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE, biotech). Now they’re only allowed to grow one of them. In July this year I said that whether … Continue reading

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Opinions on trade across the Pond

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a big deal. It’s a big deal for everybody who relies on the land and sea on either side of the Pond. In this connected world, that means the TTIP is a … Continue reading

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Who’s the most hated company? Monsanto!

The chemical and biotechnology giant, Monsanto, calls itself ‘a sustainable agriculture company.’ If you want to know more of its viewpoint you can read its blog, Beyond the Rows. Not everybody thinks that Monsanto is all about sustainable agriculture. Do … Continue reading

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