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Cultivation of GMOs rises in Many European Countries

Significant increases are evident in the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Slovakia. In France, the cultivation of GM crops has not been allowed in 2008. [ more <http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/news/379.docu.html>  ]

How much science? How much politics? Discussion about the GMO authorisation procedure in the EU

The EU legal framework and the procedure for authorising genetically modified crops are being criticised and some member states have made various reform proposals. GMO Safety spoke to Maria Weimer, a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence, about individual reform proposals and about fundamental issues concerning the relationship between science and politics. [ more <http://www.gmo-safety.eu/en/debate/657.docu.html>  ]

Western corn rootworm in Germany: Pest control with side-effects

So far only small numbers of insects have been found, but it is only a matter of time before the Western corn rootworm becomes a problem for maize farmers in Germany. Once it has become established it is not easy to control. In the spring numerous bee colonies died in south-west Germany because of incorrect treatment of the maize seed. [ more <http://www.gmo-safety.eu/en/news/655.docu.html>  ]

Bt maize pollen poses no risk to green lacewings

Scientists at the Swiss research institute Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART) have carried out the first research on adult green lacewings to see whether they are harmed by ingesting Bt maize pollen. [ more <http://www.gmo-safety.eu/en/news/653.docu.html>  ]

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"Find the wisdom to allow GM technology to flourish"

Interview with Prof. German Spangenberg, Research Director, Primary Industries Research Victoria, Australia, on drought-tolerant wheat and other GM crop innovations. [ more <http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/news/stories/378.wisdom_allow_gm_technology_flourish.html>  ]

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