Genetically modified organisms

  • 13-Oct-2009 The Star
    For safety’s sake

    Malaysia is about to adopt its biosafety regulations despite pressure from the US Biotechnology Industry Organisation that called on the US trade representative to reject mandatory labelling of GM products in the US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement, claiming that labelling is tantamount to trade barrier.

  • 6-Jul-2009 Kiosco Mayor
    México: Rechaza INIFAP abrir campo mexicano al maíz transgénico

    Al participar en la mesa El Maíz frente al TLCAN: los Transgénicos y los Agrocombustibles, organizada por la Unidad de Investigación Economía del Sector Primario y Medio Ambiente, del Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas (IIEc), Espinosa Calderón expuso que existen alrededor de 42 transgénicos del grano liberados comercialmente en EU. "Si llegan a nuestro territorio, las razas nativas no podrán sobrevivir".

  • 8-May-2009 BIO
    BIO position on Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA

    Position paper of the US-based Biotechnology Industry Organisation on the US negotiation of a Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA with Singapore, Chile, Brunei, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and Peru

  • 8-Apr-2009 La Jornada
    Exigen a Calderón dialogar con Obama sobre el tema migratorio y los transgénicos

    Legisladores y organizaciones integrantes de la campaña nacional Sin Maíz no hay País demandaron que en la próxima visita a México del presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, los días 16 y 17 de abril, además del tema de seguridad, se demande la revisión del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), la no introducción de maíz transgénico al país y concretar la reforma migratoria pendiente.

  • 13-Mar-2009 Reuters
    US to push back on SPS farm trade barriers -Kirk

    The United States will make it a priority to get rid of barriers to US farm exports based on unjustified sanitary and phytosanitary concerns about human, animal and plant health — including the EU ban on GM crops — the designee for US Trade Representative said on Thursday.

  • 27-Oct-2008 Con Nuestro Perú
    Perú: Transgénicos y decretos legislativos 1059, 1060 y 1080

    Los recientes decretos legislativos abren de par en par la puerta para el ingreso sin control de los transgénicos

  • 2-Jul-2008 GRAIN
    Normas sanitarias y fitosanitarias: ¿Una estrategia para amañar el mercado de alimentos?

    En materia de sanidad animal y vegetal, tanto Estados Unidos como la Unión Europea están tratando de imponerle sus normas a los demás países a traves de los TLC.

  • 2-Jul-2008 GRAIN
    Sécurité sanitaire : les dés sont pipés

    Sur la scène de la sécurité sanitaire, les États-Unis comme l’UE tentent de faire adopter leurs normes par les autres pays à travers les accords bilatéraux de libre-échange.

  • 2-Jul-2008 GRAIN
    Food safety - rigging the game

    In the food safety arena, both the US and the EU are pressing their standards on other countries through bilateral free trade agreements.

  • 24-Jun-2008 La República
    Perú: discrepancias por uso de alimentos transgénicos

    En los próximos días y en el marco de las facultades delegadas al Poder Ejecutivo para la implementación del TLC con EEUU, el reglamento de bioseguridad alimentaria -el cual normará el uso de alimentos transgénicos (con genes modificados)- tendrá luz verde, lo que permitirá el cultivo de estos productos que hoy por hoy están prohibidos en nuestro país

  • 5-Jun-2008 3D
    UN Committee recommends that India assess likely impacts of EFTA and EU trade talks

    A leading UN Committee has recommended that India review all aspects of its trade negotiations - particularly those with EU and EFTA - to ensure that they do not result in a situation which undermines the rights of people within the country, particularly the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. Meeting last month in Geneva, the Committee also noted its concern about the impact of genetically-modified seeds in India on farmers’ livelihoods.

  • 3-Jun-2008 Asian Tribune
    US agrees to expand trade and investment with Sri Lanka

    The US-Sri Lanka TIFA Council discussed issues affecting US exports, such as Sri Lanka’s agricultural biotechnology policies, import tariffs, intellectual property rights protection, and transparency in government procurement.

  • 18-Apr-2008 FPIP
    Food safety on the butcher’s block

    The United States is using bilateral trade agreements to arm-twist weaker countries into accepting its food safety standards as a tool to expand the market control of US corporations. South Korea is the latest victim.

  • 29-Feb-2008 Prensa Latina
    Costa Rican Indigenous protest FTA

    Hundreds of Costa Rican indigenous people began a protest against the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, the Dominican Republic and the United States. They accused the FTA of imposing the use of patented seeds that prevent traditional crops and warned that the use of transgenic seeds from the United States would affect ancestral crops closely linked to the people’s view of the world and spirituality.

  • 18-Feb-2008 Korean Advanced Farmers Federation
    US-Korea Understanding on Agricultural Biotechnology (2007)

    Negotiated on the sidelines of the US-Korea FTA, in March 2007.

  • 13-Feb-2008 Times of India
    GM trials in India threaten trade ties

    India finds itself increasingly on the defensive in agricultural trade for permitting field trials across the country in a host of genetically modified food crops — rice, brinjal, okra, potato, tomato and groundnuts — and thereby exposing conventional crops to the risk of transgenic contamination. A case in point is a rather dodgy no-contamination certificate that the regulator, Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, was forced to give two months ago in response to a restriction imposed by Russia on import of rice, groundnuts and sesame seeds from India.

  • 13-Feb-2008 CounterPunch
    Corporate globalisation: Standing at the end of the road

    Corporate globalization, savagely embodied by NAFTA, is not just a threat to Mexican farmers and rural villagers. The economic, health, and social damage created by industrial agriculture, corporate globalization, and the patenting and gene-splicing of transgenic plants and animals, are inexorably leading to universal "bioserfdom " for farmers, deteriorating health for consumers, a destabilized climate (energy intensive industrial agriculture and long-distance food transportation and processing account, directly or indirectly, for 40% of all climate-disrupting greenhouse gases), tropical deforestation, and a rapid depletion of oil supplies.

  • 20-Dec-2007 Reuters
    Duty-free US corn imports force Mexico GMO debate

    Cheap US corn will flood into Mexico in January when trade barriers are lifted under NAFTA, pitting local farmers against each other over how to protect the crop that has fed Mexico for thousands of years.

  • 12-Dec-2007 DNA
    Sowing a bitter harvest

    One outcome of the Indo-US deal on Agriculture appears to be the deregulation of the GM foods sector.

  • 10-Nov-2007 Bloque Verde
    UPOV y contaminación transgénica privatizarán las semillas campesinas

    Como una forma de llamar la atención de la ciudadanía sobre los peligros que implica el aprobar la Ley de Protección de Obtenciones Vegetales (UPOV-1991), decenas de ambientalistas costarricenses lanzaron hoy martes maíz transgénico en las afueras de la Asamblea Legislativa para pedir a los diputados no votar ese proyecto de ley, el cual es un requisito del TLC pero pone en peligro el conocimiento criollo de los campesinos e indígenas costarricenses.

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