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Australian meat firm redesigns organic labelling

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian clean meat company Cleaver’s has redesigned its meat packaging to help consumers easily identify the ethical and humane way the company believes meat should be produced.

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Unraveling the reasons behind Taiwan’s ban on GMOs in school meals

By Dr Wendan Wang, associate scientist at Burdock Group Consultants

The regulation of GMOs in Taiwan is a complex story, as is the case worldwide, and the interplay of politics, science and business behind the scenes constantly modulates legislation, research and trade activities on the surface.

Australia will not take the lead on GM wine

Australia will not take the lead on GM wine

By Ankush Chibber

A key stakeholder in Australia’s booming wine industry has revealed that the country’s winegrowers are not going to take the lead when it comes to genetically modified (GM) wine production. 

Banned, but Indians still consuming GM foods

Banned, but Indians still consuming GM foods

By Ankush Chibber

A government panel has said that even though India doesn't allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, its citizens are knowingly or unknowingly consuming GM processed foods.

Survey finds increasing detection of GMOs in traded food

Survey finds increasing detection of GMOs in traded food

By RJ Whitehead

As more genetically modified crops are being grown around the globe, the number of incidents of low levels of GMOs is being detected in traded food and feed, according to a survey by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. 

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‘Happiest agriculture minister in the world’ announces bumper crop

By RJ Whitehead

India is expecting to post its highest ever level of foodgrain production this year, according to the country’s agriculture minister, who is hopeful that a bumper yield will cool down the fast-rising food prices that have been a feature of the last six...

China’s new charm offensive highlights positive side of GM crops

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China’s new charm offensive highlights positive side of GM crops

By RJ Whitehead

China’s food safety authorities have really been ramping up their charm offensive in the last month. Not only have bodies like the China Food and Drug Administration been seen a flurry of activity in introducing new regulations and policing their patch,...

Japan is awaiting further in-depth info on extent of GMO wheat in US before it opens imports

Japan calls for more GMO info before lifting US wheat ban

By Kacey Culliney

Japan will not lift its ban on US Western White wheat imports until the American government provides detailed information on the extent of unauthorized genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, a government official says.

India’s government ‘keen to reach GM consensus'

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India’s government ‘keen to reach GM consensus'

By RJ Whitehead

India’s government is working hard to reach a consensus among scientists, politicians, farmers and consumers to reach a solution on the vexed issue of genetically modified crops, according to the country’s science and technology minister.

India’s GM debate must be fought on science alone

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India’s GM debate must be fought on science alone

By Ankush Chibber

India has hotly debated the use of GM crops both on a societal and political level. The discussion around the issue is at most times primal. Travel tip? You would be well advised not to use this as an ice-breaker in any of the leftist states.

Supreme Court dithers over GM moratorium

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Supreme Court dithers over GM moratorium

By RJ Whitehead

Will they, won’t they or might they? In spite of a report filed by a panel of Indian agriculture experts calling for the government to impose a moratorium on open field trials of GM crops, the Supreme Court (SC)—which commissioned the report—has refused...

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