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31 December 2005 - Ventria cancels move to Northwest Missouri (AP)
17 December 2005 - Crop testing (New Scientist)
16 December 2005 - GM Contamination Accelerating (ISIS)
15 December 2005 - South Korea cell scientist faked results (Reuters)
15 December 2005 - Safety of artificial sweetener called into question by MP (Guardian, UK)
14 December 2005 - Mandelson rounds on 'fake' US food aid (Independent, UK)
14 December 2005 - Vandana Shiva takes fight against Monsanto to Hong Kong (WebIndia)
14 December 2005 - Poor farmers are hungry to have their say on agriculture (Guardian, UK)
14 December 2005 - Global Food Trade & the New Slave Labour (ISIS)
13 December 2005 - Some Strings Attached: Cotton, Farm subsidies tie up global trade talks (CW)
13 December 2005 - Third GM food suit filed in Shanghai (Xi)
12 December 2005 - Biopiracy and GMOs: The Fate of Iraq's Agriculture (GlobalResearch.ca)
9 December 2005 - Influence of Planting Papaya Ringspot Virus Resistant Transgenic Papaya on Soil Microbial Biodiversity (J. Agric. Food Chem.)
8 December 2005 - GM animal tests continue to rise (BBC News)
30 November 2005 - Critics decry GM rule in Iraq (The Scientist)
25 November 2005 - New evidence of harm from GM food triggers call for immediate ban (GM Free Cymru)
21 November 2005 - GM Pea Causes Allergic Damage in Mice (New Scientist)
18 October 2005 - World Food Day - genetically engineered rice (Znet)
17 October 2005 - Call for GM contamination tribunal (ABC News, Australia)
17 October 2005 - Cambodia targets organic market (BBC News)
14 October 2005 - Scepticism over Chinese GM rice claims (SciDev.Net)
14 October 2005 - Contract harvesters unhappy GM protocols not established (ABC News, Australia)
14 October 2005 - G8 summit police lied, says report (BBC News)
14 October 2005 - UN World Food Day - Asians Call for Ban on GE Rice (Greenpeace)
13 October 2005 - Judge Delays Decision on Sainsbury's GM-Fed Milk Trial (GEN)
12 October 2005 - EU will not accept tolerance levels (NGMF)
12 October 2005 - African Food for Africa's Starving Is Roadblocked in Congress (NY Times)
12 October 2005 - UN Cautions Over GM trees (ISIS)
11 October 2005 - Peruvian Farmers Move to End Terminator Seeds (IPS)
10 October 2005 - Genetically Engineered Organisms Out of Control in Romania (Greenpeace)
10 October 2005 - Canola industry urged to clarify GM issue (ABC News, Australia)
9 October 2005 - Warning over genetically-modified animal feed (Ireland on Line)
9 October 2005 - GM crop ruins fields for 15 years (Independent, UK)
9 October 2005 - Call for MAF to improve biosecurity protocols (GE Free NZ)
7 October 2005 - New EPA Research Head Comes With Tight Corporate Ties (NSN)
6 October 2005 - First Australian farmer falls prey to GE contamination (Greenpeace)
6 October 2005 - Less is More for Nepali Rice (ISIS)
6 October 2005 - Five Face Trial over Sainsbury’s GM-Fed Milk (GEN)
5 October 2005 - Viva New Mexico! Aspartame Finally Imperiled! (BM)
4 October 2005 - GM crops for Africa? No Thanks! (ISIS)
3 October 2005 - Letter sent to Peter Mandelson, EU Trade Commissioner (GM Free Cymru)
28 September 2005 - Independent enquiry demanded on Bt cotton (Gene Campaign)
24 September 2005 - Tennessee Researchers Confirm Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed (BJ)
16 September 2005 - GM protesters cleared of charges (BBC News)
16 September 2005 - Greenpeace 13 acquitted in GM trial - Campaigners reveal illegal varieties of GM are being imported into UK (Greenpeace)
15 September 2005 - Canola destroyed over contamination (Herald Sun, Australia)
13 September 2005 - GM ship carrying illegal feed (BBC News)
13 September 2005 - Activist defends GM cargo ship protest (IC Wales)
12 September 2005 - Researchers say University of Manitoba blocked video on GM crops (CP Wire)
11 September 2005 - China cultivates record high-yield [non-GM] super rice (Xinhuanet)
11 September 2005 - Crop spraying is health risk, say scientists (Times, UK)
11 September 2005 - Chief Minister urged to rethink on GM crops (The Statesman, India)
9 September 2005 - Appeal to EC and world for caution over GMO contamination (CI)
8 September 2005 - Ukraine Agriculture Ministry Seeks to Ban GMO Soy Imports (Reuters)
8 September 2005 - "No Approval for New GE Cows" says ERMA (GE Free NZ)
7 September 2005 - Ecology is key to effective aid, UN told (Nature)
6 September 2005 - Press release from the volunteer reapers (FV, French)
6 September 2005 - Call for GM crop ban as Europe over-rules its ministers (Western Mail, UK)
6 September 2005 - More genetically-modified papaya contamination found (AFX)
6 September 2005 - Remove your unwanted genes Bayer Cropscience (NCF)
6 September 2005 - Government pressured to identify GM-tainted canola (ABC News, Australia)
5 September 2005 - Scientists guilty of 'hyping' benefits of gene research (Independent, UK)
4 September 2005 - Poverty and Hunger in New Orleans and Africa (Robert Vint)
2 September 2005 - What Iraq's order 81 really means for farmers (Private Eye, UK)
1 September 2005 - Kenya halts first field trials of GM maize (SciDev.net)
31 August 2005 - Debate heats up over Sonoma county GMO initiative (Argus-Courier)
9 August 2005 - Australian crops face 'serious genetic contamination' (NZ Herald)
8 August 2005 - GM maize could be secretly grown in Britain (FoE)
8 August 2005 - EU authorises GMO maize type by legal rubberstamp (Reuters)
7 August 2005 - GM contamination found in Western Australia - farmers insist on recall (NCF)
27 July 2005 - GE maize found in sample grown in NZ (NZPA)
26 July 2005 - Bayer withdraws GMO oilseed rape (FoE)
26 July 2005 - Weed discovery brings calls for GM ban (Guardian, UK)
25 July 2005 - GM crops created super weed, say scientists (Guardian, UK)
25 July 2005 - The Side Effects of Drugged Crops (Business Week)
25 July 2005 - Asian flour mills unlikely to take GM (ABC, Australia)
18 July 2005 - GM canola creates foreign customer concerns (ABC News, Australia)
15 July 2005 - GM Free Brazil Bulletin #21 (GMFB)
14 July 2005 - Farmers slam Bayer Cropscience for contamination (NCF)
13 July 2005 - Organic farming produces same corn and soybean yields as conventional farms, but consumes less energy and no pesticides, study finds (CU)
12 July 2005 - Farmers not ready for 'Bt' corn (Manilla Times)
24 June 2005 - EU Governments Maintain GM Crop Bans (PA News)
24 June 2005 - GM crop bans survive Euro votes (BBC News)
24 June 2005 - EU ministers uphold sovereign right to ban GMOs (Reuters)
21 June 2005 - 'Useless GM file' attack (Western Mail, UK)
21 June 2005 - Port of Paranagua stops GM exports despite court ruling (just-food.com)
21 June 2005 - Fake Blood on the Maize (freezerbox.com)
20 June 2005 - Food agency accused of censoring GM documents (Farmers Weekly, UK)
20 June 2005 - Three EU states seen keeping ban on GMO maize type (Reuters)
19 June 2005 - Food agency accused of Stalinist tactics over GM maize cover-up (Independent, UK)
6 June 2005 - US lobby says world not ready for GM wheat (Reuters)
29 May 2005 - Genetically engineered crops contaminate fields and food around the world (Greenpeace)
25 May 2005 - Indian Farmers Win Battle Against GM Cotton (IPS, India)
23 May 2005 - EU demands Monsanto's test results on controversial corn (AFP)
22 May 2005 - Revealed: health fears over secret study into GM food (Independent, UK)
20 May 2005 - GM sweetcorn from Monsanto rejected by EU states, again (FoodNavigator)
20 May 2005 - China Says Ratifies GMO Transparency Treaty (Reuters)
17 May 2005 - Europe's regions demand 'power-sharing' over GMO crop decisions (FoE)
16 May 2005 - Thailand in Bt crop battle (AFP)
10 May 2005 - Greenpeace strongly denies that it supports genetic engineering (Greenpeace)
9 May 2005 - Demand for Organic Foods Soaring (AP)
6 May 2005 - Monsanto Dealt Defeat in Attempt to Invade Brazilian Schools (GM-Free Brazil)
5 May 2005 - Competition grows in the biopharming market (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
30 April 2005 - Biotech rice company moves again (Sacramento Bee)
28 April 2005 - EU ministers reject GM ingredient, again (Food Navigator)
28 April 2005 - Biotech firm puts off rice crop here [St Louis, Missouri] (St Louis Post Dispatch)
27 April 2005 - US Corn Grower Official Cites Japan Biotech Qualms (Reuters)
27 April 2005 - Farmers' anger over GM's 'undue influence' (The Scotsman)
26 April 2005 - Patents on Rice: the Genetic Engineering Hypocrisy (Greenpeace)
26 April 2005 - Suzuki warns against hastily accepting GMOs (Leader-Post, Canada)
25 April 2005 - EU lab OKs testing method for biotech corn (AP)
25 April 2005 - GM fear as human liver gene is put into rice (Daily Telegraph, UK)
18 April 2005 - Stalking Genetically Modified Corn (Spiegel Online)
18 April 2005 - America's "Unbelievable Sloppiness!" caused GM corn blockade (Spiegel Online)
17 April 2005 - US sent banned corn to Europe for four years (Independent, UK)
16 April 2005 - E.U. Votes Ban on U.S. Corn Gluten (Washington Post)
16 April 2005 - Plans Scrapped For Growing Genetically Modified Rice In Bootheel (Missourinet)
16 April 2005 - China's Problem With 'Anti-Pest' Rice (New York Times)
15 April 2005 - EU nations agree to ban suspect U.S. corn gluten imports (AP)
15 April 2005 - EU Clashes with U.S. Over GMO Maize Feed Imports (Reuters)
15 April 2005 - Member states urged to block illegal US maize imports (FoE)
13 April 2005 - EU set to ban US maize feed after GM scare (EU Politix)
13 April 2005 - EU moves to restrict US maize imports (FoE)
12 April 2005 - Anheuser-Busch to boycott state's rice if genetic alterations allowed (Kansas City Star)
11 April 2005 - EU considers suspending U.S. corn gluten imports in biotech dispute (AP)
8 April 2005 - EU mulls U.S. trade ban in illegal GMO import row (Reuters)
8 April 2005 - Syngenta fined for introducing unauthorised GM corn into US (AFP)
5 April 2005 - Vermont Senate passes Farmer Protection Act
3 April 2005 - Food watchdog is 'biased against organic food', says its own review (Independent, UK)
1 April 2005 - Joint US-UK cover-up alleged over GM maize (Guardian, UK)
31 March 2005 - US officials fret over South Korea's response to GM corn mix-up (Dow Jones)
31 March 2005 - Genetic ID responds to industry need to Bt10 detection (Genetic ID)
30 March 2005 - Warning signs point to risks of GM foods (The Scotsman)
29 March 2005 - Riceland Stands Against Genetically Modified Rice in Southeast Missouri (AP)
25 March 2005 - Environmental Group Calls on Government to Immediately Release Information on Unapproved Genetically Engineered Corn (FoE)
24 March 2005 - Japan tests for modified corn from U.S. (Reuters)
24 March 2005 - Syngenta sold wrong GE maize -- for four years (Greenpeace)
23 March 2005 - Has illegal GM maize been sold in the UK? (FoE)
22 March 2005 - Poland asks EU to ban genetically modified corn cultivation for two years (EU Business)
22 March 2005 - US launches probe into sales of unapproved transgenic corn (Nature)
22 March 2005 - The end for GM crops: Final British trial confirms threat to wildlife (Independent, UK)
21 March 2005 - GM study shows potential harm (BBC News)
21 March 2005 - Food security through an Organic Revolution - London, UK
19 March 2005 - Biotech firm rejects GM crop (FoE)
17 March 2005 - Pharmaceutical Rice in Missouri Threatens Food Supply (NN)
17 March 2005 - Golden Rice is a technical failure standing in way of real solutions for vitamin A deficiency (Greenpeace)
17 March 2005 - Argentina slams Monsanto for "attitude" on GMO royalties (Dow Jones)
16 March 2005 - Monsanto: Biotech wheat revival unlikely (Reuters)
16 March 2005 - Nigerian consumer body rejects GMOs (Angola Press)
15 March 2005 - World Consumer Rights Day 2005 - Focus on GMOs
12 March 2005 - African consumers say NO to GMOs
10 March 2005 - UK Firms Drop GMO Study, Seek to Boost Regular Seed (Reuters)
10 March 2005 - European Patent Office revokes neem patent rights (Financial Express, India)
9 March 2005 - Can GMOs End World Hunger? - Farmers, scientists and policy analyst from the developing world say no! (CNW)
8 March 2005 - Greenpeace strikes out against GM milk (Western Mail, UK)
8 March 2005 - Iraqi Government Urged to Revoke "Cynical and Wicked" Patent Law (ISIS)
8 March 2005 - White Earth members seek ban on genetically modified wild rice (NM)
4 March 2005 - Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange sue US chemical companies (Independent, UK)
3 March 2005 - Greenpeace exposes Government-Monsanto nexus to cheat Indian farmers (Greenpeace)
1 March 2005 - Guarding organics from GM (Western Mail, UK)
28 February 2005 - Genetically altered corn, banned for health reasons, pops up in U.S. aid shipments to Guatemala (Village Voice)
28 February 2005 - Tillamook dairy farmers support hormone ban (Portland Business Journal)
22 February 2005 - A bitter harvest (Guardian, UK)
15 February 2005 - European Commission exposes Member States to risks of genetically engineered crops (Greenpeace)
14 February 2005 - GM food law stymied in Mexico by environmentalists (EC)
8 February 2005 - Canada backs terminator seeds (Guardian, UK)
7 February 2005 - Canadian Government to Unleash Terminator Bombshell at UN Meeting (ETC Group)
4 February 2005 - Wales leads Europe in protecting crops from GM threat (edie)
25 January 2005 - Consumers Deceived as US GE Corn Arrives on Supermarket Shelves (GE Free NZ)
25 January 2005 - Dow Agrosciences field trials of GM maize blocked (ACB)
24 January 2005 - European conference calls for regional governance
21 January 2005 - GMO Law in Italy passes in Lower House (CB)
20 January 2005 - Investors Challenge Monsanto Over Risks of Genetically Engineered Products (AScribe Newswire)
18 January 2005 - U.S. Officials Accuse DuPont of Concealing Teflon Ingredient's Health Risk (Chicago Tribune)
13 January 2005 - German GM project stalled (The Scientist)
13 January 2005 - Monsanto Assault on U.S. Farmers Detailed in New Report (CFS)
7 January 2005 - Monsanto fined $1.5m for bribery (BBC News)
6 January 2005 - Monsanto fined $1.5m over Indonesia bribes (FT)
4 January 2005 - Stop the US Food and Drug Administration from legalising contamination of the food supply (FoE)



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