Spotlight on the GMO trade debate

Volume
9,
Number
3
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13 April 2015
13 April 2015
Genetically modified (GM) crops, some 20 years after their commercialisation, have been widely adopted internationally. In 2010 GM crops covered an estimated 148 million hectares in 29 countries while a further 30 countries have granted regulatory approval for GM crop import. Over 76 percent of...
13 April 2015
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continue to be hot button topic on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. What rules govern international trade in GM food? Which WTO rules govern international trade in agricultural and food products containing genetically modified (GM) materials? This...
13 April 2015
Can biotechnology help respond to and deal with climate change and other agricultural development issues? Climate implications for agriculture are clear, direct, and significant. Likewise agriculture has important implications for global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Fossil fuel for farm inputs...
13 April 2015
Talks are underway in New York to finalise a post-2015 development agenda, with a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs), designed to map out international priorities for the next fifteen years. In mid-March BioRes spoke with Ambassador Choong-hee Hahn, Deputy Permanent Representative of the...
13 April 2015
What role for trade, and how to build coherence between, the proposed sustainable development goals and the ongoing financing for development talks? The post-2015 development agenda scheduled to be agreed in New York in September will ­– it is hoped – guide development plans and policymaking for...
13 April 2015
A new UN global climate agreement will be made up of individual national climate action contributions. A total of 34 countries to date have submitted climate action pledges to the UN as part of a bid to hammer out a global climate deal ahead of a meeting in Paris, France in December. Norway, Mexico...
13 April 2015
Trade talks between 12 Asia-Pacific nations could be signed off in the coming months. The next few weeks are expected to be crucial ones for the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, as trade observers slate a planned trip by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the US later this month...
13 April 2015
Trade spats over clean energy goods have become more frequent in recent years. Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission has published the results of its investigation into the alleged dumping by Chinese companies of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and modules on the domestic market...
13 April 2015
OECD countries’ export credits favour fossil fuels According to data by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), developed nations have invested nearly five times more in fossil fuel technology exports than in renewable energy technology over the last decade, media reports...
13 April 2015
CAIT Paris Contributions Map – WRI – March 2015 A new online tool, launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI), is designed to help track and analyse countries’ national contributions to the expected UN global climate deal. Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have...