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2006-04-03 05:47:10

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Environmental group Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the European Commission of favoring the biotech industry in its vision of how GMO crops could be grown alongside organic and traditional types. In a report issued on the eve of an EU conference on the subject in Vienna, FoE said the Commission's approach, far from avoiding contamination and protecting health and the environment, was to ensure that GMO trade went unimpeded. The Commission,...

2006-01-10 12:27:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Genetically modified crops could become marginalized due to consumer rejection and technical difficulties in developing new products, environmental group Friends of the Earth said on Tuesday. "The biotech industry seems to be running out of new ideas, with the decline in the number of GM crop field trials and a return to conventional breeding for some of its most promising new crops," the report said. The report noted the possibility that "transgenic plant...

2005-08-25 01:40:09

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two environmental groups and four U.S. cities may sue U.S. federal agencies which finance overseas projects which they say contribute to global warming, a federal judge has ruled. The two federal agencies -- Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Export-Import Bank of the United States -- had asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss the lawsuit. It was brought by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the...