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European Countries May Soon Not Be Able to Ban GMOs

March 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I felt tremendously disheartened and somewhat shocked last year when I reported on the European Commission's approval of BASF's GM Amflora potato (aka the ‘Frankentstein potato’), the first authorization of a GM crop in 12 years and the second overall


Global Food Supply Issues & Chance of Food Riots

January 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future


GM and Anti-GM Groups Unhappy with EU Proposal

July 15th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

The European Commission has unveiled plans to allow the production of GM crops in certain member countries. Both sides of this controversial issue are critical of the decision, but it seems like a win for GM companies and supporters more than anyone else



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