Our goal with the bills before us is to act in the best of interests of small farmers across the state, safeguarding them from unwieldy federal mandates for tracking livestock and genetically
engineered crops that could have a negative impact, especially on organically grown produce," Ms.
But according to the Consumers Union letter, "both science and existing law in the United States acknowledge and incorporate the fact that genetically
engineered and genetically
modified seeds and foods are different from non-engineered varieties.
In 2008, the Hawaii County Council banned genetically
modified coffee on the big island, but the legislature rejected a state-wide ban.
The research identified, for the first time, important food-processing genera in honey bee colonies: Succinivibrio and Oenococcus were the dominant genera found in the study, and there was 40 percent greater activity of the probiotic genera Bifidobacterium and Paralactobacillus in colonies that were genetically
diverse compared to those that were genetically
Food and Drug Administration does not require safety studies for genetically
She said the science hasn't answered to her satisfaction what are the long-term health effects of eating genetically
modified food on our brains and nervous system.
modified mouse models provided scientists with one means of pursuing these goals.
The introduction of a genetically
engineered version essentially eliminates the possibility of growing that crop organically, adds Nadege Adam, a biotechnology spokesman for the Council of Canadians.
In Europe especially, where nearly 60% of Brazilian soy is consumed, there is considerable demand tot unmodified soy because health-conscious consumers prefer them to genetically
The executive body of the European Union said it will allow Syngenta, a Swiss biotechnology company, to market sweet corn from the Bt11 genetically
modified maize in the European Union's 25 member countries for 10 years.
Monsanto's efforts to obtain marketing approval for genetically
engineered wheat in the United States and Canada generated massive protests from consumers and environmentalists around the world, and from U.
The London-based farmers group, known simply as "Farm," said it surveyed the "five main agricultural insurers" in the United Kingdom and found they are reluctant to write business for farmers who grow genetically
modified crops, citing uncertainty over the possible emergence of currently unknown harmful effects from such crops.