Wetsvoorstel Europese Commissie: meer GMOs toelaten
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(overgenomen van Supermacht.nl, geschreven door Rob Bleijerveld) 1 juni 2014 – De Permanente Vertegenwoordigers van de Europese Lidstaten (COREPER) keurden op 28 mei een wetsvoorstel van de Commissie goed dat de deuren wagenwijd opent voor teelt en doorvoer van gentechgewassen (GMOs) in de EU. Op 12 juni krijgen de milieuministers … verder lezen

Help stop Pioneer’s GM maize being grown on the fields
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We need your help, urgently, to stop a new GMO being grown on the fields. Possibly as soon as coming Friday 17 January, the EU member states will decide whether Pioneer’s GM maize (technical name 1507) will be allowed to be grown in Europe.

Will potato frying companies remain GMO free? And is there hope for DuRPh?
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In the last weeks we, ASEED, Milieudefensie, Wervel en Stichting Zaadgoed, have sent a message to the four main frying companies in the Netherlands, Farm Frites, Aviko, Lamb-Weston|Meijer VOF and McCain asking them to be clear about their future use of GM potatoes in Europe. All four companies state that … verder lezen

Gentech and Seed Industry Buy Food Prize
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On 16th October – World Food Day – the Borlaug Foundation awarded the world food prize to top executives of Monsanto and Syngenta. The price is co-financed by the companies themselves and the institute has received a storm of criticism over it. Within days a quarter of a million people … verder lezen

(NL) Boeren nodigen burgers uit om samen akkers in te zaaien
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[Sorry, this entry only exists in Dutch] Kom ‘Toekomst zaaien’ bij de biodynamische boer In de weekenden van oktober nodigen twaalf  biodynamische boeren burgers uit om handmatig  een akker in te zaaien met wintergraan. Hiermee doet Nederland als één van de 13e deelnemende landen voor het tweede jaar mee aan … verder lezen

Legal dossier shows gaps in EU GM regulation
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How to prevent uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered plants? Tuesday, 8. October 2013, Munich – A legal dossier commissioned by Testbiotech and published today highlights substantial gaps in the current EU regulation of genetically engineered organisms. According to the dossier, it cannot be ruled out that genetically engineered plants are … verder lezen

Brazil Set to Unleash Terminator Seeds – update
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A fast-tracked legislation process has been started. The allowance of sterile seeds would harm farmers and food security see for old message below [Update] 16 October, ETC Group PR Good News for World Food Day: Suicide Seeds Are Dead…for the moment In a great bit of news for World Food … verder lezen

Dutch biotech lobby put in the pillory
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ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory call Dutch parliament members to ask critical questions about the pro GM lobby activities of Dutch scientists like Gijs Kleter, Harry Kuiper, Louise Fresco, and Evert Jacobsen, at a debate on Wednesday October 2nd, 2013, organised by the Dutch biotech interest group HollandBio, a fusion … verder lezen

GM Potato Trial: Suspended prison sentences for pulling up unlawfully planted GM potatoes
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On September 24th the Court of Dendermonde, Belgium, convicted 11 activists of organised crime in relation to their participation in a day of action against a GM potato field which took place in Wetteren on May 29th, 2011. The activists were convicted of criminal gang forming, criminal damage and resisting … verder lezen

Cooperation DuRPh-project / Bioimpuls: friendly neighbours or uncomfortable partners?
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Cooperation between the DuRPh-project and Bioimpuls, friendly neighbours or uncomfortable partners? Last August there was a public open day of two breeding projects from WUR: DuRPh and Bioimpuls.[1] DuRPh, Durable Resistance to Phytophthora, is a project where scientists are trying to stack several resistance genes from wild potatoes in known … verder lezen

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