The federal government has given the final OK to three more types of potatoes genetically engineered by Boise’s J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. They are safe for the environment and safe to eat, officials announced. Story here
For years, Chile has had a curious double standard when it comes to genetically modified organisms. The country is a global powerhouse in the production of GM seeds — but makes them strictly off-limits to domestic farmers. Throw any in the ground for the local market, and the crop cops may slap you with a fine.
In the wake of lobbying by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), the European Parliament has rejected GMO maize use in its member states. This is the fifth time in a year that they’ve rejected maize. Member states will likely vote on the issue next month. Continue reading “EU Rejects GM Maize Use”
See the story here in The West Australian. Monsanto has sold its shares in Australian GMO wheat (Intergrain) to the Australian government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation. Continue reading “Monsanto Opts Out
of Australia’s Intergrain”