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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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Report claims link between animal health and GM crops

A new report has pointed to possible long-term health problems in cows fed with genetically modified-corn. Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini based his

A new report has pointed to possible long-term health problems in cows fed with genetically modified-corn. Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini based his

Europe

EP rejects possible GM food bans

MEPs on Wednesday rejected a draft law that would have allowed countries to ban certain GM food and animal feed even if the produce was authorized by

MEPs on Wednesday rejected a draft law that would have allowed countries to ban certain GM food and animal feed even if the produce was authorized by

Europe

Europe proposes GM "opt out" law

The European Commission has proposed a new law that would allow individual member states to restrict the import of GM foods, even after they've been approved by the EU as a whole.

The European Commission has proposed a new law that would allow individual member states to restrict the import of GM foods, even after they've been approved by the EU as a whole.

Europe

Final EU agreement on GM crops edges closer

EU governments have struck a tentative deal with MEPs that would allow member countries to decide whether they cultivate GM crops. The deal still

EU governments have struck a tentative deal with MEPs that would allow member countries to decide whether they cultivate GM crops. The deal still

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

Europe

EU, US negotiators hold fresh free trade talks

EU and US negotiators have met in Brussels for the fourth round of talks on a planned transatlantic free trade deal. Tariffs between America and

EU and US negotiators have met in Brussels for the fourth round of talks on a planned transatlantic free trade deal. Tariffs between America and

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Monsanto re-thinks its GMO strategy in Europe

Biotech company Monsanto is to withdraw all pending requests to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union. The move

Biotech company Monsanto is to withdraw all pending requests to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union. The move

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Day of worldwide protests in 'March Against Monsanto'

American biotech giant Monsanto says it respects people’s rights to express themselves, but that its genetically-modified seeds improve farm

American biotech giant Monsanto says it respects people’s rights to express themselves, but that its genetically-modified seeds improve farm

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Close up: Europe's GM food fears

A recent French study claiming rats fed genetically modified corn suffered tumours has reignited Europe’s fears over GM food. Despite much scepticism

A recent French study claiming rats fed genetically modified corn suffered tumours has reignited Europe’s fears over GM food. Despite much scepticism

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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

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France wants GM crop banned in EU

The French government has asked the EU to suspend authorisation of a genetically modified maize crop – known as MON 810, from the US company

The French government has asked the EU to suspend authorisation of a genetically modified maize crop – known as MON 810, from the US company

Europe

Brussels seeks to resolve GM honey trap

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice stated honey contaminated by Genetically Modified crops must be clearly labelled. The decision also

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice stated honey contaminated by Genetically Modified crops must be clearly labelled. The decision also

Europe

EU GMO rule change debate under way

Devolving European power to national governments to decide policy on genetically modified organisms, GMOs… This could prove more difficult than

Devolving European power to national governments to decide policy on genetically modified organisms, GMOs… This could prove more difficult than

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

Health Commissioner defends GM potato decision

It was up to European Health and Consumer Commissioner John Dalli to announce that the genetically-modified potato may now be grown in the

It was up to European Health and Consumer Commissioner John Dalli to announce that the genetically-modified potato may now be grown in the

Europe

GMO potato approval has critics gnashing teeth in Europe

The so-called ‘Frankentstein potato’ is the centre of new controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union. The first

The so-called ‘Frankentstein potato’ is the centre of new controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union. The first

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GMO protestors give Brussels food for thought.

Greenpeace has taken its objections over genetically modified food to the European Commission’s door in Brussels. The anti-GMO NGO presented the

Greenpeace has taken its objections over genetically modified food to the European Commission’s door in Brussels. The anti-GMO NGO presented the