Growing Voices are a EuropaBio initiative aiming to highlight the broad based and growing constituency of interest in genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
“It’s just like that Tom Hanks film!” I cried - half rejoicing, half rattled. The breaking news last month that the European Commission had […] Read more
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their use, especially in agriculture and food industry, remain a controversial topic in the EU. Opinions of different member […] Read more
I was recently speaking to a member of the animal feed supply chain who informed me that the amount of animal feed (most of which is genetically modified) to Europe […] Read more
Let’s have no more soya bean imports, but instead cultivate our own feed supplies in Germany. To achieve this we must ask where the extra agricultural land […] Read more
A couple of months ago news outlets in the U.S. reported that a majority of Americans is highly concerned about “foods containing DNA” (Food Demand Survey […] Read more
I made a big mistake at the end of a recent blog when I mentioned that we could soon expect to cultivate GM glyphosate tolerant oilseed rape. This optimism chimed with […] Read more
On the 5th of February, 2015, spokespeople for the European cereal, vegetable oil and animal feed importers, labelled the EU’s “missing GM […] Read more
One of those dubious classic EU “compromises” was approved by the European Parliament last week in Brussels. While the responsibility for approving the […] Read more
Did you know that in Europe, genetically modified (GM) crop commodities play an invisible but important role in our daily lives? Biotech […] Read more
For those who were already following Europe’s policy on GM crops last century, something strange is happening. Long teased by our cousins across the Atlantic for […] Read more
GMOs are already an integral part of our daily lives, as Europe benefits from this key enabling technology mainly indirectly through imports. We wear GM cotton clothes, we pay with GM cotton banknotes, and each year European farmers rely on imports of GM soybeans as a key protein source for their farm animals.
Here’s some good food for thought for all European citizens, experts, journalists and decision makers. Our society needs to address the issue of producing more food with less land, as the world population will reach at least 9 billion people by 2050.
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