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Debating GM across the Pond

The biggest free trade deal in history is being negotiated now. If finalised, this will be the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA). A few hours ago I … Continue reading

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Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association will sue Vermont over its GMO labeling law

Originally posted on The Secular Jurist:
Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE)…

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The biggest free trade deal in history

The biggest free trade deal in history is being negotiated now. There are plenty of catchy little acronyms when you talk about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America … Continue reading

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Monsanto Admits: 1. We Don’t Need Genetic Engineering, 2. We Don’t Need Monsanto

Originally posted on Volatility:
> Recently Wired magazine ran a Monsanto infomercial touting its alleged change of strategic course on vegetables. Monsanto, through its subsidiaries Seminis and others, is selling a line of high-end conventional vegetables dolled up as some kind of high-tech breakthrough. Contrary…

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The TTIP, Corporatism, and GMOs

Originally posted on Volatility:
> Negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP, aka TAFTA) has been slowed over the EU’s felt need to take time for a “consultation” with the people of Europe over its “investor rights” provisions.…

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Labelling GMOs: The Whole Food Debate

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
Whole Foods last week announced it would begin phasing out top-selling Greek yoghurt Chobani products in early 2014 as part of its efforts to stop selling genetically engineered products that aren’t labelled. While Chobani…

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Trade between Europe and the United States

Do you think the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will make the world a better place? Perhaps it will. It’s certainly going to affect us. The European Commission (EC) calls this ‘The biggest trade deal in the world’. Here’s … Continue reading

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Living With Neonicotinoids

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower It is clear that neonicotinoid insecticides kill bees. The severity of the problem and what to do about it are under debate. Many countries in Europe have banned the…

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What Is “Natural”?

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
If you enter a grocery store and see an item claiming to be “100% natural”, what associations do you make? Would you assume it’s less processed? Healthier? Possibly even organic? At least if…

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Playing the long game for GM crops in Europe

Is Europe a no-go zone for GM crops? Those are genetically modified crops, also called genetically engineered (GE) crops or biotech crops. Whether we’re a no-go zone for GM depends on whether you look at the short game or the … Continue reading

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