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Britain’s Former Environmental Secretary Owen Paterson Calls Out Greenpeace and EU Anti-GMO NGOs

As Britain’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 2012 and 2014, Owen Paterson was instrumental in negotiating the new EU law on GMO cultivation that broke the near-monolithic ban on GMOs in Europe and will allow individual countries to decide whether or not to grow …

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Ears of orange maize lines following harvesting, on experimental plots at the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI). This maize is orange because it contains high levels of beta-carotene, the same substance that give carrots their color. Beta-carotene is a provitamin, and is converted to vitamin A within the human body.

B4FA Week in Review – 24 March 2015

The GM debate in Africa has made UK headlines as journalist Oliver Wright journeys to Uganda for the Independent to investigate the Bill and Melinda Gates programme to develop wilt-resistant hybrid bananas by inserting a gene from red peppers. (Read “The GM crops debate moves to Africa – and it’s just as noisy“.) …

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The potential for biotech crops to boost production by B4FA Fellow in the Daliy Monitor Daily Monitor

B4FA Week in Review – 17 March 2015

There is a lot of interest this week, not least a report from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading showing that scientific evidence indicates that there has, so far, been no environmental damage from growing GM crops. That’s good news in the light of a report form the …

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