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2011-12-07 22:09:42

The EU´s governance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food safety has given lobbyists a new role. In the past, Greenpeace and the biotechnology industry organisation EuropaBio exerted their influence in the corridors. Now the former enemies sit opposite one another as experts in the EU´s core activities. By studying how lobbyists try to influence GMO rules, a new thesis from the Lund University School of Economics and Management in Sweden provides an insight into...

2011-07-07 00:00:30

The European Parliament debate on the cultivation of GM crops highlights how difficult it is to give more power to the Member States to opt-out of planting products whilst preserving a workable science-based decision-making system at an EU level. EuropaBio supports the Barroso vision in which, after a comprehensive EU-level safety assessment, Member States should be free to choose to cultivate GM crops at their own pace. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The European Parliament debate on the...

2009-12-01 08:06:00

BRUSSELS, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- - At ECPA's Food Supply Forum, Experts Agree That Adapting Food Production and Modes of Agriculture Will Require Science-Based Solutions Prof. John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, asserted that all agricultural policy must be founded on science and have a sound evidence basis. "Having a chief scientific advisor with the responsibility to look at all stages of policy development has real potential to improve...

2009-03-27 12:44:00

- Shumlin Promoting Senate Bill S. 48 Today; Will Thwart Burgeoning Biotechnology Industry, Costing Jobs and Research Funds in Vermont - MONTPELIER, Vt., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The region's largest biotechnology association today warned that a bill under consideration by the Vermont Legislature will create the most restrictive and onerous regulatory environments for biotechnology growth and development not only in New England, but in the entire nation. Senate Bill 48, an Act Relating to...

2005-09-22 07:45:00

By David Evans PARIS (Reuters) - Farmers in five European Union countries, including France and Germany, have begun commercial growing of genetically modified (GMO) maize and industry officials said on Thursday the trend will increase next year. Spain has long been Europe's GMO pioneer, growing thousands of hectares for its animal feed industry. But farmers elsewhere have been wary of the new strains, which still face skepticism from consumers and at times violent opposition from...


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