'EU reaches compromise deal on GM crops'
After years of fractious talks, EU states have finally reached a compromise to allow cultivation of genetically modified (GM) food crops by giving their opponents an opt out, official sources said Wednesday.
First comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food
As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them. The genes of GM plants used for food are tweaked to make them more healthful or ...
US says EU rules on biotech crops 'unnecessary'
The United States on Monday criticized "unnecessary" European Union rules against genetically modified US crop imports as it prepares to enter free-trade talks with the EU.
GMO corn, soybeans dominate US market
The discovery of unauthorized genetically engineered wheat growing on a farm in the US state of Oregon has cast a spotlight on agricultural biotechnology and the debate about its safety.
Monsanto testing new GM wheat after 8-year freeze (Update)
US agriculture giant Monsanto, in the spotlight over unauthorized genetically modified wheat, said Wednesday it has a new GM strain under development after an eight-year freeze.
Monsanto drops bid to grow new GM foods in EU
US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto said Thursday it will drop all requests to be allowed to grow new genetically modified foods in the European Union, which has for years held up approval.
Critical consumers do often buy genetically modified food
Many people disapprove of genetically modified food. You would therefore expect them to avoid these products in supermarkets. Dutch researchers at TU Delft have revealed that by no means all European consumers ...
EU to check US wheat for GM contamination
The European Commission said Thursday it has asked EU member states to check imports of wheat from the United States which may be tainted with a genetically modified strain made by US agrochemicals giant ...
German giants Bayer, BASF team up on GM rice
German chemicals giants Bayer and BASF said Thursday they were teaming up to produce genetically modified rice seeds, technology than can boost yields but which is criticised by environmentalists.