The European Commission yesterday (13 July) formally proposed giving EU member states the right to ban or allow the cultivation of GM food on their territory.The tabled regulation would preserve the existing...

FSANZ has called for public comment on a submission by Bayer CropScience to approve foods derived from genetically modified cotton, mostly in the form of oil and linters. The cotton line, GHB119, is protected...

As part of its on-going consultation with stakeholders, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today announced its intention to call a meeting in September 2010 with environmental NGOs on its guidelines...

Researchers at Purdue University have extended the shelf life of tomatoes by adding a gene from yeast, slowing aging and delaying microbial decay in tomatoes. “We can inhibit the aging of plants...

A leading professor has stepped down from his role in a UK government group set up to look at public opinion on GM food in protest over efforts to “rig” findings, according to reports. Prof...

Three European grain traders, AgroTrace, Holtermann and Eurograin, have sent a letter to WA Premier Colin Barnett stating that they will not buy Western Australian grain if GM canola is grown. The letter,...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that it is considering approving two Monsanto genetically modified grains and a DSM Food Specialties protein engineered enzyme for Australian...

The first harvest of genetically modified bananas planted in Australia, in the South Johnstone area south of Cairns, has been picked. The bananas are part of a project by Queensland University of Technology...

The South Australian Liberal Opposition is the only party that has not made a clear and unequivocal election promise to extend the present ban on genetically manipulated (GM) crops for the term of the...

The annual GM industry-funded survey of global GM crops, by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agro-biotech Applications (ISAAA), shows 7 of the 25 GM countries grew less genetically manipulated...