Bayer-Monsanto Trial: Less penalty - but the court decision remains
International_EN, International_en31.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos has confirmed the jury's verdict in the Johnson vs. Monsanto case. However, she the assessed the fine as too high and greatly reduced it accordingly.
Biological warfare with insects and genetic viruses?
International_EN, North America19.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz
The US-research agency DARPA is funding a research program that uses insects to release GM-viruses that can alter the genome of crops in the field. Scientists warn that such a system can be used as a biological weapon.
Are mosquitoes with gene drive soon to be released in West Africa?
International_EN, Africa28.09.2018 Editor
Scientists at London's Imperial College have successfully tested mosquitoes with gene drive in the laboratory. They now plan to release GM mosquitoes in Burkina Faso in West Africa to combat malaria.
Review: 14th BioFach America Latina - Bio Brazil Fair in Sao Paulo
International_EN, Latin America27.09.2018 Editor
From 6 to 9 June, the Anhembi exhibition center in Sao Paulo hosted the international organic sector in Brazil for the first time, as the organizers announced only now.
Elworld Agro India: Friend of the farmer
International_EN, Asia25.09.2018 Editor
In 2016, Satyendra Dwivedi has founded an organic food production company called Elworld Agro. Within only two years, he was able to win over 2000 partners – thanks to his company’s farmer-friendly pricing model.
Australia: Organic producers threatened by proposed new import rules for seeds
International_EN, Australia/Japan/Pacific12.04.2018 Editor
Lately, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has proposed a compulsory treatment of seeds from crops like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and rocket with fungicides when they enter Australia to work against the increasing threat posed by seed-borne pathogens. The proposal follows the department’s introduction of mandatory fungicide treatments for some melons earlier this year.
Closing Report: Organic Lifestyle EXPO 2017
International_EN, Japan06.12.2017 Editor
Organized by the Organic Forum Japan, the Organic Lifestyle Expo (OLE) with the theme “Toward the realization of SDGs for sustainable development and promoting Organic 3.0” was held on 29th and 30th June 2017 at the Tokyo International Forum in central Tokyo.
Philippines Supreme Court rules against GMO
International_EN, Pacific25.12.2015 Editor
Field trials of genetically modified (GMO) eggplant are now permanently banned in the Philippines, according to a new ruling handed down by the country’s Supreme Court.