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FDA approves genetically modified salmon in agency first

Nov 19, 2015

FDA approves genetically modified salmon in agency first
Oliver Milman in New York

This marks the first engineered animal product to be approved for sale although GM food such as soy and corn are already available

The production and consumption of genetically engineered salmon has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, marking the first time that a genetically modified animal product has been cleared for sale in the US.

Half of Europe opts out of new GM crop scheme

Oct 01, 2015

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Half of Europe opts out of new GM crop scheme
Arthur Neslen Brussels

Bid for exclusion by 14 countries and three regions would make two-thirds of Europe’s population and arable land GM-free

Half of the European Union’s 28 countries and three of its regions have opted out of a new GM crop scheme, in a blow to biotech industry hopes.

Under new EU rules agreed in March, 14 countries have now told Brussels they will send territorial exclusion requests to the big agricultural multinationals including Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and Pioneer.

Scotland to issue formal ban on genetically modified crops

Aug 09, 2015

Scotland to issue formal ban on genetically modified crops
Severin Carrell Scotland editor

Ministers aim to use recent EU powers to opt out of a regime that is expected to see greater commercial use of GM crops around Europe

Scottish ministers are planning to formally ban genetically modified crops from being grown in Scotland, widening a policy divide with the Conservative government in London.

GM wheat no more pest-resistant than ordinary crops, trial shows

Jun 25, 2015

GM wheat no more pest-resistant than ordinary crops, trial shows
Ian Sample
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GM wheat designed to repel aphids is no more effective at repelling the bugs than standard varieties a major field trial has revealed

A major field trial of GM wheat that is designed to repel aphids has found the crop is no better protected against the pests than conventional wheat.

The results come from two years of trials that compared aphid attacks on standard wheat plants with those suffered by a GM version modified to release a natural aphid repellant.

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