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Genetically modified organisms


UK faced with EU-US biotechnology dilemma post-Brexit
The discussion over science-based policymaking in the EU, in general, has been heating up in recent years, with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) front and centre of the debate.
CETA raises questions over transparency of meat labelling
CETA raises many questions and it is up to food businesses to comply with various requirements, in order to highlight their products and provide accurate information.
Eyeing US trade deal, new UK PM whets biotech industry appetite on GMOs
Eyeing a quick trade deal with the United States after Brexit, UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried to revive discussions over Genetically Modified Organisms.
NAFTA demolition better for PBI
USMCA, a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, includes several positive changes for the seed industry.
Five red flags for food, farming and fair trade under the UK’s new Brexit plan
“Brexit” presents a number of significant risks to the future of sustainable food and agriculture in both the UK and the EU.
EU-Mercosur association agreement: The SPS and sustainability chapters in the Uruguay leaks
Similar to the July 2017 draft of the Mercosur agreement, the November 2017 version only contains one single reference to the precautionary principle
UK’s animal welfare standards ’threatened by post-Brexit trade deals’
House of Lords report warns farmers will be pressured by imports from countries that use cheaper methods to produce food
Trump’s agricultural trade policy with China: trade-offs or trade disputes?
Biotech companies will join Cargill and Tyson as the main beneficiaries of U.S.-China agricultural trade policy.
CETA may open up Europe to GMO potatoes
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, if enacted could change many areas of trade between Canada and Europe. One of these changes could lead to Europe allowing GMO potatoes from Canada.
Brussels ‘will block’ GM food from Britain
Last month the UK government approved field trials of GM wheat and is expected to give the go-ahead to trials of a potato genetically modified to be resistant to blight
Trump has one big idea to fix America’s trade deals. It’s not very good.
If governments turn out to be absolutely desperate to sign FTAs with the US they won’t have much choice but to deal with an administration whose motto is “America first”, which may mean learning to love all our genetically modified produce, among other concessions.
Three more reasons why we need to stop CETA
A major topic of discussion at the World Social Forum in Montreal was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them, writes Nick Dearden
Selling off the farm: corporate meat’s takeover through TTIP
New report from IATP shows how TTIP will accelerate corporate concentration and expand industrial meat production or “factory farming” by increasing the power of meat-producing transnational corporations.
Farmers’ GMO fears ’unfounded’
Farmers are concerned about the impact of the TPP intellectual property chapter that prevents them from saving and using seeds that contain patented plant material.
TTIP talks bogged down in food standards debate
Seemingly insurmountable differences in food standards are threatening to sink trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union.
Asia trade deal RCEP will undercut farmers’ control over seeds
According to the latest leaked draft of the RCEP agreement, the negotiating countries fall into two camps when it comes to legal rights over biodiversity and traditional knowledge useful for food production and medicine.
CETA could mean GM salmon exports to Europe
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could mean that genetically modified salmon will be sold as food to Europeans.
Soy Canada calls on the European Union to honour commitments in CETA negotiations
Soy Canada has asked the European Commission for a formal explanation of its delay in finalizing the approvals of three genetically modified (GM) soybean products.
New GMOs are ’not GM’ - EU folds under US pressure
The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new ’gene editing’ techniques as non-GM - in violation of the EU’s own laws.
From TPP to TTIP: clues to new food trade rules
A new paper focuses on TPP provisions that could affect food and farm systems in Europe if they were adopted in TTIP