Growing Voices are a EuropaBio initiative aiming to highlight the broad based and growing constituency of interest in genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
The European Commission is set to break the 18 month deadlock on GM crop imports and approve 13 hiotech traits at a meeting next month, but the trade group FEFAC warns against nationalisation of decision making on further approval.
Donors to one of Britain’s largest humanitarian aid charities have been unwittingly funding an aggressive anti-GM food campaign in Africa that misleadingly warns farmers that eating the crops could give them cancer reports The Independent.
In the debate around genetically modified crops The Economist points out that human beings’ ancestors have routinely stolen genes from other species. A must read!
Owen Paterson, the former environment secretary, will this week accuse the European Union and Greenpeace of condemning people in the developing world to death by refusing to accept genetically modified crops.
Europe continues battling over finding ways to work out how to ground policy in sound science.