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EU nations could get power to block GMO crops

In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2014, Monsanto crew members Gerard Manuel, left, and Rommel Angale, right, count corn sprouts in a field of test hybrids in a breeding nursery near Kihei, Hawaii. Maui County voters will decide in the next few weeks whether to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, at least temporarily. A “yes” vote on the Nov. 4 ballot initiative would require large multinational companies that research new varieties of corn and soybeans in Maui to stop farming until they are able to prove their methods are safe. This could upend global agriculture giant Monsanto’s research pipeline for new varieties of corn and soybeans. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Matthew Thayer)

European lawmakers have voted to give EU member states the power to ban cultivation of genetically modified crops on their territory even if they have been approved by the 28-nation bloc.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CAAP forum tackles Asean open skies

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has gathered officials and owners of aviation schools across the country for a two-day forum to orient them on its goal to be part of Asean countries having open skies by 2015.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Immigration poses political problem for island UK

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Generations of British children learned history through a book called “Our Island Story.” Nowadays the old-fashioned Edwardian primer is experiencing a nostalgic revival — and its title sums up the mood of many as Britain heads into election season.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia to block US agricultural imports

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Poles protest Russian ban on their food with humor

A woman is placing freshly-bought apples in her bag at a market in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. AP

Poles are posting photos of themselves with apples online along with mocking comments to protest a Russian ban on Polish food.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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