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Guest post by Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience First published in Rheinische Post, Nov 28, 2015   We need new ideas to ensure food security and tackle climate change. While the COP21 Climate Conference convenes in Paris to deliberate solutions to climate change, El Niño is demanding attention south of the equator. This climatic… » read more

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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

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“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

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Guest post by Zuzana Stratilová from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Biotrin. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their use, especially in agriculture and food industry, remain a controversial topic in the EU. Opinions of different member states are highly polarized. On the one hand, there are member states which… » read more

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Guest blog post by Julian Little, Chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council. I was recently speaking to a member of the animal feed supply chain who informed me that the amount of animal feed (most of which is genetically modified) to Europe equated to the combined weight of every person in the European Union –… » read more

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