NEWSLETTER 3 - 30 June 2014

Fabio Niespolo, Futuragra (Italy): More Tolerance is Needed in Trade and Agriculture

Europe is losing time due to the slower pace of GMO approvals compared to the main exporting countries. As ‘purity’ does not exist in agriculture, many trade issues could be dealt with by introducing a threshold for GM materials in batches of conventional seeds.

Chavali K. Rao, Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness & Education: Indian Experience with GM Cotton

India is the second largest exporter of cotton, mostly GM. Chavali Kameswara Rao asks for Europe’s support to progress faster and to disperse unfounded fears surrounding the technology.

Pr. Selim Cetiner, Sabanci University Istanbul: To Fill the Gap of Understanding

Pr. Selim Çetiner would like to see more scientists communicating on the GM technology with the general public.

How Are GMOs Created?

How scientists create GMOs is one of the top questions we get about GMOs. This video published by GMO Answers shows how GMOs are made, through the story of the Hawaiian Rainbow Papaya.

Bureaucratic Barriers to Biotech

Do you want a Europe that welcomes scientists and encourages their discoveries? A Europe that helps its farmers feed their animals and avoids trade disruptions with developing and emerging countries?