EU’s top court confirms safety checks needed for new ‘GMO 2.0’
July 25, 2018July 25, 2018
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EU’s top court confirms safety checks needed for new ‘GMO 2.0’

The EU’s top court ruled today that a controversial new generation of food genetic engineering techniques should be subject to EU safety checks and consumer labelling. [1] In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice confirmed that new techniques to modify genetic material in plant or animal cells – so called ‘GMO 2.0’ –...

Will GMO 2.0 come to Europe via the back door?
July 23, 2018July 25, 2018
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Will GMO 2.0 come to Europe via the back door?

For more than 20 years, civil society, farmers, politicians and the food sector have successfully fought for GMO-free fields and the right to choose food without GM ingredients in Europe. But this could be about to change. On July 25, the EU’s top court will rule whether new genetically modified (GM) seeds and foods – so-called...

Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web
May 24, 2017May 22, 2017
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Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web

The food system is coming under increasing corporate control, and Europe’s industrial model of farming and food consumption is destroying people and the planet. The potential Bayer-Monsanto deal is one in a series of mergers in the agriculture-chemicals sector, with a Dow Chemical-DuPont deal and a Syngenta-ChemChina merger already approved by the European Commission. The...