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GMOs: seeds of discord

Business

Bayer raises bid price for Monsanto

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.

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.

Business

Monsanto rejects Bayer multi-billion dollar bid

Monsanto has rejected an offer worth $62 billion (55.6 billion euros) from Bayer trying to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.

Monsanto has rejected an offer worth $62 billion (55.6 billion euros) from Bayer trying to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.

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Protest against Monsanto

Hundreds of boisterous and colourfully dressed protesters made their way through Mexico City Saturday (May 23) protesting the transnational company

Hundreds of boisterous and colourfully dressed protesters made their way through Mexico City Saturday (May 23) protesting the transnational company

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Protests as debate over GM crops and pesticides heats up

Protests have been held in more than 40 countries against the US food giant Monsanto and its genetically modified foods and pesticides. From Mexico

Protests have been held in more than 40 countries against the US food giant Monsanto and its genetically modified foods and pesticides. From Mexico

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Bear-baiting with doughnuts? The referendums of the US mid-terms

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

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

Europe

EU ministers reach GMO crop deal

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

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

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GMO corn from Du Pont & Dow gets green light in Europe

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

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

Science_technology

Biofuel-ling change with tobacco

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

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

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GMO rat lab gets serious

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

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

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France checks the scientific validity of shocking GM food study

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming

Europe

Controversial study finds tumours in rats fed GM

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

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

Europe

To GMO or not to GMO?

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

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

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US considers marketing of "frankenfish"

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

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

Europe

GMO cultivation debate heats up for autumn

The French Department of Gers, a source of the delicacy ‘foie gras’, is proceeding with a legal case against the European Commission, over

The French Department of Gers, a source of the delicacy ‘foie gras’, is proceeding with a legal case against the European Commission, over

Europe

GMOs divide Europe

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

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

Europe

EU deadlocked over GMOs

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

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

Europe

GM crops: both sides of the debate

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

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