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2006-02-08 09:32:28

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European countries bristled on Wednesday at a world trade ruling that touches on national sovereignty over genetically modified (GMO) foods, with some saying they would do their level best to keep farming GMO-free. Europe's consumers are well known for their skepticism, if not hostility, to GMO crops, often dubbed as "Frankenstein foods." The biotech industry insists their products are perfectly safe, however, and no different to conventional...

2005-09-19 06:25:00

PARIS -- When Pierre, a 50-year-old French maize farmer, was offered the chance to grow his first genetically-modified (GMO) crops, he jumped at the chance and predicts many others will soon follow suit. Such is the sensitivity surrounding GMOs in a country where test fields of GMO maize and rapeseed are regularly ripped up, Pierre told only his family and the local mayor of his plans. "Before I decided to grow GMO maize there was a lot of debate in my family," the farmer in southwest France...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.