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Swiss parliament backs extension of GMO crop ban to 2021

The Swiss parliament has approved a plan to extend the current moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture from ...

Value of vigilant teeth brushing may be muted by genetic factors

Why do some thorough tooth-brushers develop tooth decay while other people who take a more relaxed attitude to dental hygiene ...

Swiss parliament: No scientific justification for glyphosate ban

The House of Representatives has rejected a petition from various organisations such as Greenpeace and the Consumers’ Association for French-speaking ...
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Switzerland bans GMO crops, but funds transgenic crop development in India

Anand Chandrasekhar | 
Despite a current ban on genetically modified crops in agriculture in Switzerland, taxpayer money is being used to develop transgenic ...

Switzerland extends ban on GMO cultivation until 2021

Anand Chandrasekhar | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On [June 29], the ...
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Organic food gets less ‘green’ as market goes global

Peter Siegenthaler | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Soybeans from India, coconut ...

Farmers say Switzerland is not ready for GM crops

Luigi Jorio | 
The farming community in Switzerland is not opposed in principle to genetically modified (GM) plants. But growing GM plants is ...
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No danger? GM plants represent low risk, say Swiss scientists

Genetically modified (GM) plants present little danger for the environment or people’s health, according to Swiss researchers. Also, while they ...

Genetic screening of embryos to be allowed

The Swiss government has agreed that embryos created via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can, under strict conditions, be screened for ...
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