Tag Archives: Genetically Modified

Organic growth following horsegate

SALES OF ORGANIC food are up for the first time in almost four years thanks to the horse meat scandal and fears that chickens are now being fed GM soya.   The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal organic sales through supermarkets have increased steadily for the past three months. Market intelligence work carried out…
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Footprint Forum Report: Holding out for a hero

IN EUROPE, genetically modified crops have remained in labs while the rest of the world plants more and more. Does the technology need a champion?  It seemed apt that the Footprint Forum to discuss the sensitive issue of genetically modified (GM) crops took place in a secure room deep within the United States embassy in London. For while the…
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Scientists consider new GM wheat trial

THE INTEREST around genetically modified (GM) crops is continuing to rise with reports that scientists at Rothamsted are mulling over a proposal to apply for permission to replicate its GM trial of wheat plants engineered to repel aphids.   Farmers Weekly has revealed that discussions about the trial are ongoing.   The first trials of…
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Getting change on the table…fast

PERSUADING PEOPLE to eat sustainably could take time that we don't have. The government's Green Food Project is tackling the big question of what to do right now.   What will our food industry look like in 2050? It’s a fascinating debate and one that everyone has an opinion on. But the bottom line is always the…
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