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S. Korean gov't orders labelling of all GMO products from late June

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SOURCE: Yonhap News, South Korea
AUTHOR: Yonn Gong
URL: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/Engnews/20070328/65000000002007032813535...
DATE: 28.03.2007
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The South Korean government said Wednesday that all products with
genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be clearly labelled as such
under a plan to enhance consumer rights.

The plan, which goes into effect on June 29, is an expansion of current
identification requirements designed to protect the environment and

The Bulgarian GMO law remains restrictive

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SOURCE: AGROLINK Association, Bulgaria
AUTHOR: Press Release
URL: http://www.agrolink.org/agrolink/index.php?idcategories=22
DATE: 20.03.2007
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"There is no necessity of amendments in GMO Law [1] at this point". This
was the conclusion reached on an informal meeting by representatives of
the Parliamentarian Environmental Committee, the Minister of environment
and his political cabinet. The Bulgarian law is not in conflict with the
European legislation, it is even more restrictive. Only if the European

New setback for biotech crops in Europe

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SOURCE: The Financial Times, UK
AUTHOR: Andrew Bounds
URL:
DATE: 13.03.2007
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New setback for biotech crops in Europe

The battle over biotech crops erupted again yesterday after members of
the European parliament blocked a resolution calling for greater use of
the technology.

MEPs voted to delay the draft motion to allow more time for the
agriculture committee to scrutinise it.

The Socialist group, the second-biggest in parliament, said: "It needs

COLOMBIA APPROVES GM CORN

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SOURCE: SciDev.Net, UK
AUTHOR: Lisbeth Fog
URL: http://www.scidev.net/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=readnews&itemid=3464&lan...
DATE: 07.03.2007

[BOGOTÁ] Colombia has allowed genetically modified (GM) corn to enter its borders for the first time, and will authorise plantations of other GM products later in the year.

The Colombian Institute of Agriculture (ICA) approved one hundred kilograms of GM corn for import last month, half of which is resistant to a herbicide and the other half to insects.

EU VOTE REINFORCES RESISTANCE TO GMOS

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SOURCE: Financial Times, UK
AUTHOR: Andrew Bounds
URL: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/6e765a3e-c0fd-11db-bf18-000b5df10621.html
DATE: 21.02.2007

Resistance to genetically modified crops in Europe was underlined yesterday when EU governments rejected an attempt to force Hungary
to lift a ban on them.

Only the UK, Netherlands, Finland and Sweden among the 27 members voted that Budapest should allow in bio-engineered maize, although
it has been approved as safe by food safety authorities.

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