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Insect-resistant genetically modified cotton MON 15985 for food and feed uses

The EFSA GMO Panel could not conclude on the potential occurrence of unintended effects for agronomic and phenotypic characteristics owing to data limitations

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Finland’s love of milk has been traced back to 2500 BC

Scientific results show a clear link between an incoming pre-historic population, milk drinking and the ability to digest milk in adulthood still visible in the genetic distribution of modern Finland

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EU adopts its position on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms

The Council today adopted its first-reading position on a draft directive granting to member states more flexibility to decide whether or not they wish to cultivate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory

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Farmers need to plan for changes in new farm bill

Although signup is months away, agricultural landowners and producers need to begin planning for decisions they will have to make because of the new farm bill, according to LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi

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Good performance for South African wine exports

France, Italy and Spain were key drivers. Exports to Germany, the largest destination for South African bulk, grew by a quarter

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The food and nutrition situation in parts of Kenya is worsening

According to the Kenya Humanitarian Partnership Team, of which World Vision is a member, lack of a timely response to an already worsening situation could lead to an emergency level comparable to that experienced in 2011 horn of Africa drought

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The debate in the United States to increase consumer confidence about GMOs

Studies have found mandatory labeling laws will raise food costs for America’s families in the checkout aisle, impose unnecessary burdens on farmers and food producers and ultimately eliminate biotechnology from American agriculture

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Italy remained olive oil leader

Extra virgin oilve oil accounted for 73.5% of total sales in Italy, followed by olive oil with 22.5%. International sales fell by 14.7% in 2013 over the previous year

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UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased

Supermarkets could be hindering efforts to reduce harmful drinking. Retailers 'under-shifting' their cheaper alcohol products to avoid passing tax increases onto customers

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