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Keep on rocking in the (GM) free world!

Leading organic brands and retailers – Doves Farm, Neal’s Yard, Pukka Herbs, Viridian Nutrition and As Nature Intended – are joining campaign group Beyond GM on the UK leg of Canadian rocker Neil Young’s latest world tour. Young’s 2016 UK/EU tour continues with the ecological and anti-corporate themes explored in his latest albums, The Monsanto Years […]

May 16, 2016 Continue Reading
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Glyphosate most widely used weed killer in history

Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in the company’s signature product Roundup, is the most heavily used pesticide globally, according to a report published earlier this month. The paper, by agricultural economist Charles Benbrook PhD, which appears in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe, states that since 1996, when Roundup Ready genetically-engineered crops were introduced, […]

February 9, 2016 Continue Reading
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GM crops banned in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said he is prohibiting the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops in the country. The minister’s announcement follows the recent EU decision to allow member states to opt out of growing approved GM crops within their territories. “I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops, and I consider […]

September 29, 2015 Continue Reading

Germany begins move to ban GM crops

Germany has initiated a move to ban the cultivation of GM crops using an opt-out contained in a new EU Directive. Under new rules on GM, individual states can unilaterally ban GM crops even in the case of those officially approved by the EU. In a statement, the German agriculture minister, Christian Schmidt, stressed that Germany […]

August 27, 2015 Continue Reading
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Panorama’s GM programme faces further criticism

The BBC documentary, GM Food: Cultivating Fear, which aired in June, has been criticized by Bangladeshi journalist Faisal Rahman for presenting misleading information about the cultivation of Bt brinjal in the country. In the Panorama episode, pro-GMO campaigner Mark Lynas went to see a Bt brinjal field and was extremely positive about the crop’s performance, […]

August 3, 2015 Continue Reading
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70% don’t trust BBC’s reporting on GM

Nearly 70% of the public do not trust the independence of experts featured on BBC programmes about GM. That’s the main finding of an open access survey which looked into the impartiality of the BBC when it comes to the reporting of genetically modified food and farming. The survey, set up by the GM campaign […]

July 13, 2015 Continue Reading
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US attorney’s 15-year GM battle is subject of new book

As the UK Government continues to give out pro-GM messages a book written by an American attorney reveals how the US government and leading scientific institutions have systematically misrepresented the facts about GM. Altered Genes, Twisted Truth is the new book by Steve Druker, an American public interest attorney and executive director of the Alliance […]

March 12, 2015 Continue Reading

MEPs vote to strengthen GM opt-outs

MEPs have voted to strengthen the hand of EU countries who want to be able to ban GM crops at the national level. In June, the European Commission agreed a draft Directive that would provide a legal basis to allow individual member states to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs already authorized, or under […]

November 20, 2014 Continue Reading
England, UK . 11.11.2014. London . Downing Street. Open letter handed in from 57 million Americans warning Brits of the dangers of GM food and farming.

Stars and activists join 57 million Americans to warn UK citizens of GM threat

Leading American celebrities from the worlds of film and fashion, activists and progressive businesses leaders are among 57 million Americans who have signed an open letter to British citizens warning of them of the threats posed by GM crops. The ‘Letter From America’ was delivered to Downing Street yesterday (11 November) by a delegation including […]

November 12, 2014 Continue Reading
England, UK . 11.11.2014. London . Downing Street. Open letter handed in from 57 million Americans warning Brits of the dangers of GM food and farming.

Stars and activists join 57 million Americans to warn UK citizens of GM threat

Leading American celebrities from the worlds of film and fashion, activists and progressive businesses leaders are among 57 million Americans who have signed an open letter to British citizens warning of them of the threats posed by GM crops. The ‘Letter From America’ was delivered to Downing Street yesterday (11 November) by a delegation including […]

November 12, 2014 Continue Reading

Non-GMO sales “skyrocket” in the US

Non-GMO sales in the US “skyrocketed” last year, according to data gathered by Nutrition Business Journal and New Hope Media. NBJ’s research shows that products containing no GMOs – verified by the Non-GMO Project or certified organic – grew 80% in 2013, confounding sceptics who have suggested that the non-GMO movement had peaked. The biggest […]

August 21, 2014 Continue Reading
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GMO OMG! – it’s time to spell it out

Whole Food Action – the recently formed nertwork of wholefood stores – is calling on the trade to support a mass GM awareness-raising event. Between 16 September and 16 October – taking in Organic September and Food Sovereignty Month (October) – The group is calling on retailers to spell out in store the words GMO […]

August 11, 2014 Continue Reading
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