Tag Archives: GM Crops

The political print

THE EUROPEAN Commission is not known for its ability to unite public opinion and sure enough it was at its divisive best in November with the decision to scrap its most senior scientific position, that of chief scientific adviser (CSA).                           The last…
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GM production made more ‘flexible’

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has passed a new law giving members states greater power to decide whether to produce genetically modified (GM) crops.                     This ruling marks a turnaround for the EU, which has restricted GM crop growth until now.   The law passed through parliament by…
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Government backs GM

THE GOVERNMENT is hoping to “speed up” the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the UK.   In an interview with the Telegraph, published today, the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said GM “would be a good thing” and criticised those opposed to the controversial technology.   Hours later, support for Paterson and GM came…
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The Throwaway Industry? Footprint Forum: 27 May 2010

An expert panel assembled for the third Footprint Forum at Pret A Manager's London headquarter to discuss the environmental impact of packaging in the foodservice supply chain and some of the innovations and initiatives being implemented to counter this. Delegates, including operators, suppliers and distributors, heard panellists acknowledge that whilst cutting down on packaging, food…
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