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EFSA's opinion on new toxicological study of GMOs

No surprise: the EFSA opinion, published without any clearly identified author, trashes Séralini et al’s work. The criticism of the study seems no more than a "cut and paste" from the biotech industry arguments.


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GMO contaminated honey

EU Commission attempting to market-GMO contaminated honey

In the midst of a new controversy about the health effects of GMOs, the EU Commission is attempting to market-GMO contaminated honey without any information to the consumers


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New study questions safety of GMOs for human and animal health

Oral question to be put to the Commssion

A new scientific paper, published in the peer reviewed Food and Chemical Toxicology journal ”Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize”, by Séralini et al. details a number of disturbing health findings that show how entirely inadequate industry...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 1-5 October 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the EU budget for 2013, dodgy Nuclear stress tests, Nanomaterials, GMO health risks and discussions on the future of Europe.


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 24-28 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the presentation of Sakharov prize candidates, regulating financial markets and limiting commodity speculation, budget problems in EU agencies, air pollution and EU regulation, ICT possibilities and the case of Iceland, nanomaterial registers and transparency, the Commission brought to court, tackling airport noise - Human trafficking in the Sinai


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GMO Campaign Blog

New study questions safety of GMOs for human and animal health

A new scientific paper is likely to cause a rethink of how the safety of GMOs is evaluated before they are placed on the market. Published in the peer reviewed Food and Chemical Toxicology journal ”Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize”, by ...


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EU Commission should suspend GMO authorisations

Press Release from Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans

The EU Commission should immediately suspend the authorisation, cultivation and import of GMOs according to Plaid MEP Jill Evans. The long-standing anti-GM campaigner made the call after the results of new scientific research became known. A new toxicological study by Professor Seralini at Caen Univ...


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Reform of the European Agricultural Policy

Now or never!

The new CAP must be fair, green, young, democratic, healthy and easy, - or it will not be. European farmers and citizens are rediscovering the value of food and the values of solidarity. This requires organising sustainable farm and food networks and citizens’ initiatives. CAP reform is NOW - or never.


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Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 17-21 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include accounting transparency, reporting and conflict resources; the shale gas time-bomb and fracking; prioritising quality agricultural exports and sustainable farming; setting priorities for EU development policy; the EU-Israel association agreement; regulating offshore oil and gas exploration; Lobbying transparency;


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Financing and biopiracy

06.09.2012

The challenges of the next UN Biodiversity Summit (COP11, India)

Biodiversity erosion is particularly alarming in developing countries with the constant plunder of their natural richness and corollary the exploitative appropriation of indigenous forms of traditional knowledge, the so-called biopiracy. In October 2012, the COP11 in India will have to look at the best way to implement the Access and Benefit Sharing Protocol and turn it into a successful and efficient tool against biopiracy. How will the challenge of fighting against biopiracy be tackled? Will measures on resource mobilisation live up to the high expectations?


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GMO-free Europe Conference 2012

05.09.2012

7th European Conference of GMO free regions

Central topics of the conference this year will be the right to national bans of GMO cultivation, the deficient risk assessment of GMOs by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the upcoming seed legislation and the imports of GM soy in connection with next European CAP reform.


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GMO-free Europe Conference 2012

Walter Haefeker, Bee-keeper


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