The key ingredient in Monsanto's best-selling Roundup weed killer has reportedly been deemed safe – despite the World Health Organization's claim that it likely causes cancer. The finding could mean the herbicide will be relicensed in Europe.
Despite vocal criticism, the EU Parliament has approved a non-binding resolution on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, bridging a gap in protracted negotiations on the secretive trade pact between the EU and the US.
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.
Thousands of demonstrators flocked to the streets of Germany on Thursday ahead of the G7 summit in Bavaria. The main rally took place in Munich, with participants accusing world leaders of failing to act on major global issues.
Newly developed “kill switch” biotechnology may make it easier for corporations to use genetically modified organisms in the wild. More work needs to be done, researchers say, before what was science fiction until recently becomes scientific fact.
Fast food restaurant chain KFC filed a lawsuit against three companies in China on Monday, who have allegedly spread untruths online. KFC said its competitors claim the American food giant has used eight-legged GM chickens.
The World Health Organization is set to deliver a verdict on the potential danger of 2,4-D herbicides widely used in the agribusiness, and which was one of the key components of Agent Orange used during US herbicidal warfare in Vietnam.
A number of Russian MPs have suggested altering the current legislation and introducing criminal responsibility for illegal trade in GMO products. The idea is to mete out prison terms of up to two years for repeated offenders.