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Government to let in GM crops only if essential: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 9, 2014 - 7:26am

The main governing Bharatiya Janata Party had said in its 2014 election manifesto that its government will not allow GM foods without a full scientific evaluation on their long-term effects on soil and production, and their biological impact on consumers.

Europe Halts New GMO Crop Approvals Until 2014

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on January 22, 2013 - 1:03pm

The European Commission has decided to freeze the approval process for genetically modified food crops through the end of its mandate next year while it works towards an agreement with EU member states.

"The Commission, if it wants, could launch a procedure to authorise the farming of one GM soya and six corn strains... but it won't do so," said Frederic Vincent, a spokesman for Health Commissioner Tonio Borg.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Genetically Modified Seeds

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 28, 2010 - 5:42pm

By P.J. Huffstutter


 The battle over genetically modified crops is being waged before the U.S. Supreme Court -- the first time the nation’s highest court is specifically weighing in on genetically modified organisms  and the federal approval process that allows them to roll out from the laboratory to the nation’s farm fields.


Supreme Court Questions Ban of Biotech alfalfa

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 27, 2010 - 3:25pm


WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned a lower court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co. from selling genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, possibly paving the way for the company to distribute the seeds for the first time since 2007.


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