Genetically modified organisms

  • 16-Mar-2012 Indybay
    Occupy, social justice groups blockade entrance to Monsanto

    "We are calling for a ’global class-action’ against Monsanto," said Steven Payan, one of the Davis protest organizers. "We are joining the world in solidarity to demand a ban on all GMO foods and hold Monsanto accountable for its actions throughout history from Agent Orange to Deforestation to current and past deaths to preying on small farmers through a broken court system and also through International Free Trade Agreements."

  • 9-Dec-2011 TWN
    Will the US push for non-labelling of GMOs in trade pact?

    Commentators are worried that the US may be pressuring countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) - an Asia-Pacific-wide free trade pact - to abolish the labelling of GM foods, which it regards as a trade barrier.

  • 26-Jul-2011 The Mark News
    The great food labelling debate

    After 16 years of bitter debate, it has been agreed at the international level that governments are free to decide on whether and how to label foods derived from modern biotechnology, including foods containing genetically modified organisms.

  • 27-Jun-2011 Alternet
    5 WikiLeaks revelations exposing the rapidly growing corporatism dominating American diplomacy abroad

    One of WikiLeaks’ greatest achievements has been to expose the exorbitant amount of influence that multinational corporations have over Washington’s diplomacy.

  • 6-May-2011 Perú 21
    Quevedo: "Trabaría TLC atrasar el ingreso de transgénicos"

    Ministro de Agricultura advierte que extender plazo generaría riesgo para los Tratados de Libre Comercio y acuerdos con Mercosur y otros bloques.

  • 27-Dec-2009 Bangkok Post
    Government plans safeguards for farmers

    Thai authorities are taking precautions to shield businesses and farmers from the fall in farm product prices after tariffs are cut under the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) at the start of 2010.

  • 19-Oct-2009 Lanka Business
    Sri Lanka pressed by USTR on IP protection, GM food

    The United States has asked Sri Lanka, ranked high for software piracy in Asia, to better enforce intellectual property rights and also lift restrictions on American imports like genetically modified food.

  • 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.

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