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Guest blog post by Karen Batra, Director of Food and Agriculture Communications at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). A number of international media outlets are reporting on EU member states choosing to opt-out of GMO cultivation. Using a law signed in March giving countries the right to seek exclusion from any approval request for GMO… » read more

Posted by Kasia Jasik

Where Is This Soya?

Have any of you ever heard of the Danube Soya Initiative…? That’s what I thought. It is Europe’s most significant (and only) attempt to boost conventional non-GM soya production in countries along the banks of the Danube River. Why do we need to boost the production you ask? Because European farmers and our animals are… » read more

Posted by Kasia Jasik

“It’s just like that Tom Hanks film!” I cried – half rejoicing, half rattled. The breaking news last month that the European Commission had rubber-stamped seventeen GM maize, cotton, soybean and oil-seed rape (and even two GM carnations) import approvals, after months and in-some-cases years of delays, left me momentarily giddy. Because yes, some of… » read more

Posted by Kasia Jasik

Guest blog post by Gerd Spelsberg from i-bio – Information Biosciences Let’s have no more soya bean imports, but instead cultivate our own feed supplies in Germany. To achieve this we must ask where the extra agricultural land necessary will come from? European agriculture depends on the import of large amounts of soya animal feed.… » read more

Posted by Kasia Jasik