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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 02nd, 2016
By: Michal Addady Scientists still await approval by an ethics board. A U.K. government agency just granted approval for scientists to genetically modify human embryos. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority gave scientists permission to use CRISPR-CAS9 to alter embryo DNA within the first seven days following fertilization, the Independent reports. CRISPR is a... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 02nd, 2016
Vilmorin (VILM.PA) has acquired Genica Research Corporation to boost its place as the second-largest vegetable seed maker after concluding Syngenta's activities were no longer for sale.Genica Research Corporation, headquartered in California, specializes in research, breeding, production and distribution by delegation of hybrid vegetable seeds, mainly sweet and hot peppers, cucumber, summer... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on Feb 01st, 2016
 NEW DELHI: In what could be a major decision on the fate of genetically modified (GM) food crop in India, the country's central regulator - Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) - may on February 5 take a final call whether to allow genetically engineered mustard for commercial cultivation or not in India. The GEAC, comprises of government officials from different... more

Posted By: Dave Murphy on Feb 01st, 2016
Tell Hillary - NO more Monsanto Money or Lobbyists in the White HouseHillary received a $335,000 speaking fee from Monsanto's top GMO lobby front group BIO - Tell Hillary to Dump Monsanto’$ lobbyists and give the money back! It’s time to end Monsanto’s hold on the White House and American policy once and for all. Every voice counts.Dear Food Democracy Now! members,Today,... more

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