GM Potatoes scrapped in Europe: VICTORY

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Victory! BASF halts EU approval process for genetically modified potatoes

January 29, 2013.  Source: Industry Week, Agence France-Presse

BASF (IW 1000/33), the world’s biggest chemicals company, said Tuesday it has decided to no longer seek European approval of its genetically modified potato products in the face of stiff

BASF said in a statement it will “discontinue the pursuit of regulatory approvals for the Fortuna, Amadea, and Modena potato projects in Europe because continued investment cannot be justified due to uncertainty in the regulatory environment and threats of field destructions.” Continue reading “GM Potatoes scrapped in Europe: VICTORY”

EU directs to ban Gay Hate Crime.. as Ukraine urges Anti-gay Law

this directive has been pushed through by women members who promised to actively promote it into local laws within 3 years..  Meanwhile in Ukraine the new law for up to 5 yrs jail for being gay has passed its first stage.

EU law to protect victims of crime due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression

Today the European Parliament agreed on a new Directive on the rights guaranteed to victims of crime in the EU. Notably, it provides specific assistance and protection to people who suffered crime because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime now says victims should receive appropriate assistance and protection. Continue reading “EU directs to ban Gay Hate Crime.. as Ukraine urges Anti-gay Law”

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