GMOs: seeds of discord
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Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.
Monsanto has rejected an offer worth $62 billion (55.6 billion euros) from Bayer trying to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
Hundreds of boisterous and colourfully dressed protesters made their way through Mexico City Saturday (May 23) protesting the transnational company
Protests have been held in more than 40 countries against the US food giant Monsanto and its genetically modified foods and pesticides. From Mexico
The headlines from the US mid-term elections will likely be all about Obama, the Republicans and who has control of Congress. But, somewhat away
EU environment ministers have voted for a compromise deal that will allow individual member states to ban GMO crops if they wish. Those in favour
Despite 19 of the EU’s 28 members voting against, American chemicals giants Du Pont and Dow look set to get the seal of approval on growing a strain
Scientists are touting tobacco as the risk-free biofuel capable of weaning us off fossil fuels. In a bid to improve fuel production and reduce its
In the latest storm of controversy, critics of genetically modified products and organisms (GMOs or GMs) saw pictures like one of a distended lab rat
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming
Hundreds of people gathered in Brussels to call for changes to the Common Agricultural Policy in Europe.
In Brussels, on Wednesday thousands of protesters hit the streets calling for an overhaul of European food policy. The rally came as a new French
The European Commission is considering the introduction of a 0.1% margin of tolerance when it comes to GMOs in imported animal feed. This is
Some are calling it “frankenfish”: salmon that grows twice as fast as normal because it is genetically modified. The GM fish is at the centre of
The French Department of Gers, a source of the delicacy ‘foie gras’, is proceeding with a legal case against the European Commission, over
Called by some a wonder of biotechnology and by others a ticking time bomb for our health and ecology, since their launch in the 1990s, GMOs have
In an effort to break the EU deadlock over GMOs which has seen just two GM crops authorised in the last 12 years, the European Commission is now
To go further into the GM crop debate, we’re joined by two people with plenty of knowledge on the matter. In Paris, Dr. Christian Vélot, a researcher