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GMO cultivation drops in EU, except in Spain and Portugal

By Christophe Noisette

In the European Union, only eight countries (out of 27) commercially grow GMOs.  Cultivations, however, decreased steadily since 2009, except in Spain and Portugal this year, where there is a slight increase. A brief overview of the different official data is collected below.

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EU secretly ups cesium safety level in food 20-fold

By Alexander Higgins

Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.

According to EU by-laws, radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear emergency to prevent food shortages.

But there is anger across Europe because this emergency order was issued while officials say there is no threat to the food.

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