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No risk with GMO food, says EU chief scientific advisor

Jeremy Fleming euractive.com EXCLUSIVE: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are no riskier than their conventionally farmed equivalents, the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor Anne Glover has told EurActiv in an exclusive interview, calling for countries impeding GMO use to be put … Continue reading

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Danish GMO plans threatened by divisions in Council

Ed Bray Europolitics Continued opposition from a number of member states, including France and Germany, to changes to rules on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops could force the Danish EU Presidency to abandon its efforts to reach a … Continue reading

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Britain, Sweden and Netherlands refuse to sign off EU accounts

Valentina Pop EU Observer BRUSSELS – EU finance ministers on Tuesday (21 February) rubberstamped the bloc’s accounts for 2010, but Britain, Sweden and the Netherlands opposed the move, noting that auditors found too many errors for the seventeenth year in … Continue reading

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Barroso to China: EU is not falling apart

Andrew Rettman EUObserver BRUSSELS – European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has told the Chinese public that the EU is going to become a fully-fledged “political union” after the financial crisis. Speaking to TV cameras after a meeting with Chinese … Continue reading

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EU to blame for Europe’s growing obesity epidemic ‘by encouraging import of cheap calorie-laden food’

Sadie Whitelocks Daily Mail The EU could be to blame for Europe’s growing obesity epidemic, say scientists. A study found that because of lower import tariffs, the 27 member states have higher supplies of red meat and dairy compared to … Continue reading

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One in four young people in EU at risk of poverty, study says

Honor Mahony EU Observer RUSSELS – Almost a quarter of the EU’s population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to statistics released Wednesday (8 February), with 13 member states recording a rise in the number of their … Continue reading

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Danes want biotech firms, EU govts to agree GM crop bans

Source: Reuters Biotech companies should agree not to market genetically modified (GM) crops in member states wishing to ban their cultivation before seeking EU approval for their products, a draft Danish proposal shows. The compromise is designed to break a … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment exceeds 30 percent in eight member states

Source: EU Observer Youth unemployment rates surpass 30 percent in Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain, the European Commission said on Tuesday (31 January). Eurostat figures show that in December 2011, the youth unemployment rate was 22.1 … Continue reading

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Grim Economic Prospects for 2012: Social Upheaval, Bank Defaults and Financial Chaos

Source: Global Research The game goes on, as German leadership tells us the euro is stable, even as it hits yearly lows. We are told the problem is a crisis in several member states. That may be true, but they … Continue reading

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TSA Attempts to Cover Up Cancer Threat From Its Airport X-ray Machines

Source: ANH Forget the embarrassment of your private parts being seen by strangers. The scanners can cause cancer—and TSA is trying to keep you from knowing about it. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses two types of body scanners. The … Continue reading

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