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  1. BULGARIA: Govt Forced Down on Genetically Modifed Crops

    Sunday, February 21, 2010

    Campaigning by environmental groups and the general public has weakened the determination of the Bulgarian government to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in this country.

  2. BIODIVERSITY: India Bans Farming of GM Aubergine

    Tuesday, February 09, 2010

    After India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced Tuesday a ban on the cultivation of Bt brinjal, the country’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop, food security experts and activists said this major farming country has been saved from a biodiversity disaster.

  3. DEVELOPMENT-INDIA: India Holds Public Meetings on GM Food Crop

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    As the central government begins a series of public meetings across the country this month on the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) brinjal in this country, activists and farmers’ groups are mobilising to oppose such a plan.

  4. DEVELOPMENT: India Holds Public Meetings on GM Food Crop

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    As the central government begins a series of public meetings across the country this month on the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) brinjal in this country, activists and farmers’ groups are mobilising to oppose such a plan.

  5. DEVELOPMENT: India Holds Public Meetings on GM Food Crop

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    As the central government begins a series of public meetings across the country this month on the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) brinjal in this country, activists and farmers’ groups are mobilising to oppose such a plan.

  6. SOUTH AFRICA: GMOs - Strategic Priority in Whose Interest?

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    The South African government is in the process of drafting regulations to police genetically modified organisms (GMO) as part of the national Consumer Protection Act, but environmental experts are worried the GMO section of the new Act, which was signed into law last April, will not be put into practice.

  7. INDIA: Controversy Rages over Genetically Modified ‘Brinjal’

    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Scientists and activists say that but for the fact that the 'brinjal', also called 'eggplant' or 'aubergine', is native to India and a favourite on the table, the decision to allow commercial release of its genetically modified (GM) variety may have gone unremarked.

  8. CHILE: War Over Seeds

    Thursday, September 03, 2009

    Environmental organisations, organic farmers and indigenous people in Chile are opposed to a draft law that would expands the rights of the developers of new varieties of plants, while the government and seed companies argue that there will be no negative impacts on small farmers and biodiversity.

  9. ENVIRONMENT: Monsanto, Dow Stacking the Deck, Critics Say

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    The most complex genetically engineered corn (maize) yet has been approved for use next year in Canada and the United States without its potential health and environmental risks being investigated, anti-biotech activists charged Wednesday.

  10. AGRICULTURE: Biotechnology: Africa Must Not Be Left Behind

    Friday, July 03, 2009

    Africa must embrace agricultural biotechnology or risk being excluded from a major technological revolution that has had increased food production in the Europe, North America and Asia.

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