Genetically modified organisms

  • 2-Sep-2014 ADITAL
    Guatemala: Por la presión de los movimientos sociales, Justicia suspende, temporalmente, parte de la ‘Ley Monsanto’

    La presión ejercida por los movimientos sociales en contra de la polémica Ley de Protección de Obtenciones Vegetales viene generando efectos positivos. Después que el Movimiento Sindical, Indígena y Campesino Guatemalteco (MSICG) presentó una acción de inconstitucionalidad general total contra la norma, la Corte de Constitucionalidad suspendió la llamada "Ley Monsanto”, que iba a entrar en vigencia el próximo 26 de septiembre.

  • 2-Sep-2014 La Voz
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law"

    Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has provisionally suspended the entry into force of the controversial "Monsanto Law" required by CAFTA to legalise property rights over plant varieties

  • 29-Aug-2014 Servindi
    Guatemala: People reject "Monsanto Law" for threatening food security

    Guatemalan civil society has strongly rejected the country’s new plant breeders’ rights law imposed through the free trade agreement with the US (CAFTA).

  • 24-Jul-2014 IATP
    Leaked document reveals US-EU trade agreement threatens public health, food safety

    A draft chapter of the US-EU trade agreement leaked today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy reveals public health and food safety could be at risk, according to an accompanying analysis.

  • 10-Jul-2014 ENDS Europe
    Juncker states his opposition to fracking

    Asked about the trade deal the Commission is currently negotiating with the US, which campaigners fear will allow private companies to challenge the EU’s environmental rules, Mr Juncker stressed that the normal, publicly accountable, court system should be used instead of private courts or arbitration panels.

  • 4-Jul-2014 Oxfam America
    Seeds of discord or seeds for development – which way for US policy with El Salvador?

    The controversy over government procurement of seeds in El Salvador is a clear example of how US free trade agreements with developing countries can undermine national development goals, as Oxfam warned during the negotiation and debate over CAFTA, writes Stephanie Burgos.

  • 20-May-2014 IATP
    10 reasons TTIP is bad for good food and farming

    Agribusiness on both sides is pushing to rollback regulations that hinder their profits at the expense of food safety, farmers and ranchers, consumers and animal welfare.

  • 13-May-2014 DWN
    Free trade agreement with the US threatening fruit and vegetable diversity

    The seed industry is planning to take advantage of the free trade agreement between the US and the EU (TTIP) to implement its patents in the European market.

  • 8-May-2014 DWN
    Freihandel mit den USA gefährdet Vielfalt bei Obst und Gemüse

    Die Saatgut-Industrie möchte offenbar das Freihandelsabkommen TTIP zwischen den USA und der EU nutzen, um mit ihren Patenten auf dem europäischen Markt zu reüssieren. In den USA hat Monsanto allein im vergangenen Jahr 142 Prozesse gegen Bauern wegen der Vermischung von Saatgut geführt. Die Taktik könnte auch in Europa funktionieren.

  • 24-Apr-2014 Gene Ethics
    Don’t sue our governments for GM-free crops and food labels!

    Australian PM Abbott’s trade deals with Korea, Japan and 12 other Pacific rim countries may give foreign companies the right to sue our governments for claimed losses over GM-free zones. A Greens Bill now in the Senate seeks to stop corporate predators having this right in all future treaties.

  • 28-Mar-2014 FOEE
    The secret deal that threatens the food on your plate

    Untangling the EU-US trade talks : What are the big concerns for food & farming? What might be the consequences for our food and farming? Friends of the Earth Europe and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy hosted a discussion in Brussels on 13 March 2014.

  • 18-Mar-2014 WNAX
    Grains Council pushing TTIP negotiators on EU biotech barriers

    US Grains Council leaders are pushing Trans Atlantic free trade negotiators to keep the European Union from slowing biotechnology approval

  • 17-Mar-2014 Camb16
    Los transgénicos ponen freno al Acuerdo Transatlántico

    Los jefes de negociaciones europeo y americano han explicado ante los medios que van a buen ritmo, y que se han alcanzado acuerdos que beneficiarán a ambos países. Un nuevo mercado, único y amplio, con regulaciones similares y sin trabas arancelarias, es el punto fuerte de estas reuniones que se han organizado a lo largo de la semana en Bruselas. Sin embargo, reconocen que está en manos de la iniciativa privada y de los legisladores el superar las diferencias y que haya, de verdad, efectos positivos y palpables.

  • 18-Feb-2014 EU Observer
    Trade chief misleads on GM foods

    Who is really in charge of the European Union’s food safety policies? Over the past few weeks, two EU commissioners have been sounding markedly different notes about genetically modified (GM) crops.

  • 11-Feb-2014 Voltility
    The TTIP, corporatism, and GMOs

    Opening up Europe to the full onslaught of US agricultural products and systems is the main goal of the US in pushing for TTIP in the first place.

  • 23-Jan-2014 Testbiotech
    Free trade for ’high-risk biotech’?

    New report from Testbiotech on the potential influence of the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the authorisation of new genetically engineered organisms for use in agriculture and food production.

  • 21-Jan-2014 International Business Times
    The TTIP: How a new secret ’trade’ treaty could put the world’s biggest firms beyond government control

    The US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is intended to set global trade rules, bypassing the World Trade Organisation which has up to now allowed developing countries to resist such an agreement.

  • 15-Jan-2014 Novethic
    L’accord commercial entre l’UE et les États-Unis nuira-t-il à l’environnement ?

    De part et d’autre de l’Atlantique, des dizaines d’ONG surveillent de près le partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d’investissement négocié actuellement entre l’Union européenne et les États-Unis. Dans leur collimateur, une clause défendant la protection des investisseurs au détriment de celle des citoyens et de l’environnement.

  • 22-Oct-2013 The Hill
    American agriculture, GMOs and Europe

    European law firm advises on how US companies should lobby the EU to get doors opened to GMOs

  • 13-Sep-2013 Mint Press
    Trans Pacific Partnership might include international ban on GMO labeling

    A burgeoning global trade agreement with nations such as Japan, Vietnam and Australia is leaving GMO-labeling advocates concerned that it could result in a ban on GMO labeling not only in the US, but in all countries taking part in negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

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