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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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Wageningen researchers find yields from new crop varieties continue to increase

Originally posted on AgScience:
New varieties continue to yield more than their predecessors, according to research into varieties of winter wheat, spring barley, potatoes grown for starch and sugar beet which have been introduced in the Netherlands by plant breeding…

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Another GM maize may soon be grown in Europe

European farmers can grow two GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered, GE) crops. Soon, they may get the choice of growing another. One of the GM crops approved for European cultivation is an insect-resistant maize (corn, Zea mays) called MON810. Its … Continue reading

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GM in Britain: NIMBY or red tape?

Here in Britain, farmers aren’t growing GM crops. Those are genetically modified crops, also called genetically engineered (GE) crops or biotech crops. One GM crop, a Bt (insecticidal) maize (corn, Zea mays) called MON810 sold by Monsanto, is grown commercially … Continue reading

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Moving Towards GM Crop Approval in Europe?

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
French Protesters Destroy a GM Crop. A French court ruled yesterday that a ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s MON810 corn—genetically engineered to produce the natural Bt toxin poisonous to some insects—lacked a legal basis.…

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How Monsanto Is Terrifying the Farming World

argylesock says… Here are strong words against the biotech giant Monsanto, ‘a pesticide company that’s bought up seed firms.’ I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this article, but it’s well worth reading. I notice one error. The two GM … Continue reading

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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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