Divergence of opinion within EFSA highlights serious shortcomings with assessment process
Since the beginning of the year, the European Commission has proposed eight new authorisations for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) plants in the EU, a further two authorisations for...
Because industrial agriculture is endangering farmers, citizens, the ecosystems and our future
Industrial agriculture has developed rapidly in so called developed countries in the wake of Second World War in an attempt to avoid famines and restore food sovereignty in the countries most...
No "old" GMOs, no "new" GMOs, no GMOs in the EU, no GMOs in Africa
June’s European Parliament Plenary saw five different votes related to GMOs. Altogether they give a good idea of the EP's very coherent opinion on GMOs, which can be summarized as being a resounding no.
“Secret Science is not science”
Every year, on 28th September, transparency campaigners, governments and international bodies such as UNESCO celebrate International Right to Know Day.
Why Bayer buying Monsanto is more than just another merger
German drugs and chemicals group Bayer has announced a $62 billion cash offer for the US company Monsanto, owner of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and of the only GM plant currently authorised for cultivation in the EU (Mon 810 Maize).
Issue n°21 June 2016
GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICYGlyphosate approval: EU governments should begin glyphosate phase-out following Commission intransigenceToxic substances: Shameful Commission compounds wrongs on endocrine disruptorsEU funding for New Alliance ignores murky world of land-grabs and human rights violations...
No patent on our tomatoes!
A few weeks ago a European-wide coalition of NGOs launched a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding.
It's Time To Stand Up To Monsanto!
What is glyphosate, and why should you be worried about it? Glyphosate is a chemical used in herbicides such as Monsanto's Roundup and recently became the most used agricultural chemical of all time. Despite this, there's a good chance you won't have heard of it, and the chemical giants would probably be...