Posts made in June, 2013

Agricultural research vital: Gates

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Bill Gates addresses the National Press Club in Canberra [COLIN BETTLES, 03 June 2013] WHEN backing global biotechnology crop research and development to feed the world’s poor, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates puts his money where his mouth is. Ignoring controversial headlines, Mr Gates is focused on delivering new plant varieties that can overcome challenging growing conditions and produce more nutritious foods. And those foods may deliver...

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Twist in the Tale: GM crop adds to Food Security

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            A cotton field in southern India [Seema Singh 06 June 2013] Any news, debate, or opinion on genetically modified crops is polarizing today; people are either vehemently for it or fanatically opposed to it. It’s very difficult to keep the science and technology side of it separate from the business interests of Big Ag (just like Big Pharma). But let’s keep the polarity aside for a while and look at this research finding which sheds a new light on this...

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Women, health, and Golden Rice

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

         Golden Rice grain compared to white rice grain in screenhouse of Golden Rice plants.       Earlier this week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported in its 2013 State of Food and Agriculture report that two billion people suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies. In other words, 26 percent of all children under five are stunted and 31 percent suffer from vitamin A deficiency. According to the report, “In social...

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Half a century of undue delays in the EU approval of GM products

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              3 June 2013   Non-compliance and potential for efficiency gains recognised The Commission admitted on the record that it regularly fails to comply with legal timelines when it comes to GM authorisations. In fact, by adding up all the days respective votes on product authorizations are overdue, one now reaches at least 51 years (see attached document for breakdown). The Commission’s website states that “the authorization system could be more...

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Top ten statistics on GMOs

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            3 June 2013   Half a century is the combined undue delay incurred by the European Commission by breaking timelines set in EU legislation for the authorisation of GM crops. Did you know that governments have issued thousands of GM product authorisations based on scientific safety assessments, and that GM crops are being grown globally on a significantly larger scale than the EU’s entire arable crop agriculture? Find out more from the attached top...

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