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Full English Index for Bio Journal
(From January 2010 to December 2010)

Headlines of all articles in Bio Journal translated into English (most recent at top, abbreviations table at foot of page). Where the entire article has been translated into English the headline below is linked to the article. For further information, kindly contact CBIC staff at: cbic@mtf.biglobe.ne.jp





Bio Journal - December 2010

Contents

Trend:
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety adopted

News

  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety adopted
  • GM mosquitoes to be released in Malaysia in December (Thaindian News 2010/10/24 and others)
  • EU to ban imports and manufacture of food products from cloned livestock (The Wall Street Journal)
  • EU approves 0.1% contamination by non-approved GM crops (Thomson Reuters 2010/10/26)
  • Five European countries to be plaintiffs in suit to overturn approval of GM potato (Greenpeace 2010/10/05)
  • Former company lobbyist demands resignation of EFSA chairman (Greens/EFA 2010/09/30)
  • French researcher announces change of direction away from GMOs (Forexyard 2010/11/01)
  • Scientists issue statement in Cuba demanding halt to GM crop cultivation (Inter Press Service News Agency 2010/10/06)
  • GM Maize refused by China comes to Japan (Bloomberg 2010/11/02 and others)
  • Bt cotton track record indicated in India (GM Watch 2010/10/24)
  • Indian environment minister dissatisfied with report on GM crops (Hindu Business Line 2010/09/27)
  • Strong push for sales of GM crops to Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Times 201010/14)
  • Vietnam government to grow GM crops on half the farmland? (Thanh Nien Daily 2010/10/08)
  • Pakistan citizens group demands retraction of GM cotton seed import (The Nation 2010/10/08)
  • A series of moves in the Philippines to suspend the trial cultivation of Bt eggplant (Cebu Daily Philippines 2010/10/22 and others)
  • French supermarket chain Carrefour begins GM ingredient-free labeling (Just Food.com 2010/10/25)
  • Environmentalist group stick GMO labels on Australian supermarketfs powdered milk (Greenpeace Australia Pacific 2010/10/26)
  • SmartStack low yields (Medill Report Chicago 2010/10/19)
  • Monsanto offers costs of countermeasures for increased amounts of herbicides (The Des Moines Register 2010/10/19)
  • US government indicates view that it will not recognize patents on genes (The New York Times 2010/10/29)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity COP10 closes with adoption of the Nagoya Protocol
Closeup
How the eNagoya– Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafetyf was agreed






Bio Journal - November 2010

Contents

Trend:
US GM salmon approval screening: problems erupt at a public hearing (The Hill 2010/09/29 and others)

News

  • NIAS contravenes Cartagena laws
  • GM mice escape from Research lab
  • Bt toxin pollutes cornbelt rivers (The Independent 2010/09/28)
  • Roundup use leads to teratogenicity even at low concentrations (GMO-Free Regions Conference 2010/09/16)
  • High protein GM potato developed in India (Hindustan Times 2010/09/21)
  • US DoA begins re-approval process for GM beet (The Center for Food Safety 2010/09/02)
  • Non-GMO food month starts in US (The Non-GMO Project 2010/09/10)
  • US consultative body fails to support artificially synthesized bacteria (Live Science 2010/09/09)
  • GM seed retail falters in US (Daily Tech 2010/10/05)
  • Illegal cultivation of GM potato in Sweden (Newcomers Network 2010/09/08 and others)
  • Romanian citizens organization demands dismissal of agriculture minister (Agence France Press 2010/09/07 and Bucharest Herald 2010/10/03)
  • Italian agriculture organization demands ban on GM crops (Thomson Reuters 2010/09/30)
  • Violent arguments in Malaysia over release of GM mosquitoes into the wild (New Straits Times 2010/09/12 and others)
  • Indian states criticize the centralization of power to approve GM crops (The Hindu 2010/08/21)
  • GM maize health hazard for Philippine farmers? (Manila Bulletin 2010/10/04)
  • Opposition to GM eggplant spreads from India to the Philippines (Manila Bulletin 2010/10/01)
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. acquires stocks of African seed retailing company (The Des Moines Register 2010/09/15)
  • Applications for GM pig as human food in US and Canada (Canadian TV 2010/09/25)
Closeup
GM salmon approval process ongoing in US






Bio Journal - October 2010

Contents

Trend:
Approval screening of GM salmon begins in US (The Guardian 2010/08/25)

News

  • GM canola gene pollution spreading in US (Nature News 2010/08/06)
  • Chinafs rice stocks contaminated with unapproved GM rice (The Guardian 2010/07/19)
  • Canada also to market cloned cattle? (Cattle Network 2010/08/17)
  • GM mosquito production experiment underway in Mali (SciDev.Net 2010/08/04)
  • GM wheat shows abnormalities in outdoor trials (Test biotech 2010/07/26)
  • GM feed DNA detected in meat and milk from livestock (Test biotech 2010/08/19)
  • GM pine outdoor trial application submitted in New Zealand (Hawkefs Bay Today 2010/08/26)
  • Monsanto acquires shares in Australian wheat seed company (Monsanto 2010/08/26)
  • Kenyan government moves to approve GM cotton (The Fast African 2010/08/09)
  • GM banana trial begins in Uganda (International Institute for Tropical Agriculture 2010/08/05)
  • GM chickens disposed of in India (Hindustan Times 2010/08/17)
  • Verdict nulls approval of Bayer GM maize in Brazil (AS-PTA 2010/07/28)
  • Joint venture between Kazakhstan and Australian research institute to develop GM wheat and barley (GE-NET 2010/08/26)
  • Monsanto develops GM wheat and rice in India (Bloomberg 2010/08/06)
  • Vociferous calls for suspension of GM aubergine trials in the Philippines (Northern Dispatch 2010/08/12 and others)
  • French environmental protection group uproots GM grape plants (The Guardian 2010/08/24)
  • Italian free trade activist proclaims GM maize cultivation (The New York Times 2010/08/23)
  • US GM beet approval for cultivation annulled (AP 2010/08/14)
  • Bayer loses again in unapproved GM rice distribution trial (Bloomberg 2010/07/14)
  • Violence by GMO proponents in Argentina (Amnesty International 2010/08/12)
  • Collusion between Monsanto and Bill Gates Foundation deepens (2010/08/25)
  • GM crop approvals for August 2010
Closeup
Reports on the surveys of GM canola volunteers by citizen groups and MAFF






Bio Journal - September 2010

Contents

Trend:
Cattle originating from US somatic cell clones appear on the European market (EurActiv.com 2010/07/08, The New York Times 2010/07/29, and others)

News

  • EU approves six varieties of GM maize for import (Reuters 2010/07/28)
  • Unapproved GM maize cultivation discovered in Ireland (Environmental Protection Agency 2010/07/23)
  • German state government demands suspension of GM potato cultivation (Till Backhaus 2010/07/28)
  • Wales plans public registry system for GMO planters (Farmers Weekly 2010/06/23)
  • British consumers reject GMO food (Friends of the Earth 2010/06/15)
  • Illegally planted GM maize mown in Italy (Greenpeace International 2010/07/30)
  • Monsanto to pay fine for sale of illegal GM seed (The Wall Street Journal 2010/07/08)
  • US representative demands that GM alfalfa not be approved (The Des Moines Register 2010/06/23)
  • Superweeds become impossible to control (Southeast Farm Press 2010/07/06)
  • Complaint filed against USDA for approving outdoor trials of GM tree (Center for Biological Diversity 2010/07/01)
  • Safety assessment for GM salmon proceeds (Mc Clatchy Newspapers 2010/07/11)
  • Biotech firms seize opportunity for development of GM wheat from wheat production fall (The Wall Street Journal 2010/07/07)
  • First harvest in Mexico GM maize trails (China Dialogue 2010/06/17)
  • Opposition movement strengthens against Indian state government promoting GMOs (Alliance for GM Free and Safe Foods 2010/06/18)
  • Vietnamese GM food labeling system begins (Thanh Nien Daily 2010/07/02)
  • GM bio-pesticide developed in New Zealand (2010/07/16)
  • The Hebrew University develops a large storage capacity memory using GM technology (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2010/07/21)
  • Miyazaki University to conduct cultivation trials for GM cotton
  • Japan becomes a party to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
  • MEXT approves the first domestic animal-human chimeric embryo
  • GM crop approvals for July 2010
Closeup
Is it necessary to slaughter cattle and pigs due to foot-and-mouth disease?






Bio Journal - August 2010

Contents

Trend:
Cartagena Protocol Working Group Meets

News

  • EU alters GM crop approval system (Reuters 2010/06/05)
  • EU alters GM crop approval system (Reuters 2010/06/05)
  • Draft ordinance on protecting children from GM food in Bulgaria (Novinite 2010/06/16)
  • Luxembourg minister clearly states Bt potato will be banned (GM Watch 2010/06/16)
  • New GM potato trial planting in UK (BBC 2010/06/08)
  • GMO-promoting environment minister takes up position in UK (Daily Mail 2010/06/05)
  • Monsanto patents do not extend to feed (NNA 2010/07/08)
  • Area of GM canola trial cultivation in Western Australia exceeds expectations (Farm Weekly 2010/06/16)
  • Insect pest resistant cotton that needs no refuge approved for trials in US (Farm Futures 2010/06/01)
  • First nutrition ingredient enhanced GMO approved in US (New York Times 2010/06/07)
  • US Supreme Court hands down decision on GM alfalfa approval (Center for Food Safety 2010/06/21)
  • Anti-GM crop demo in Cuba (Havana Times 2010/06/11)
  • Five-year moratorium on GMOs in Bolivia (Center for International Policy Americas Program 2010/06/14)
  • Bayer withdraws LL rice application (GN-Free Brazil Campaign 2010/07/07)
  • GM cotton more expensive that organic cotton (The Economic Times 2010/06/15)
  • GMO seed pollution in seven German states (Deutsche Welle 2010/06/07)
  • GMO pollution spreads in Peru (Living in Peru 2010/06/04)
  • Biotech corporations cooperate on countermeasures against herbicide tolerant weeds (Bio Largo 2010/06/04)
  • German journal calls for regulation of artificial life (Test biotech 2010/06/15)
  • Ban on transplantation of iPS cells for clinical applications also lifted
Closeup
Current state of cloned livestock






Bio Journal - July 2010

Contents

Trend:
GM soy impacts on reproductive functions (Huffington Post 2010/04/20)

News

Closeup
Spreading herbicide resistant weeds in USA (The New York Times 2010/05/03 and others)






Bio Journal - June 2010

Contents

Trend:
Numerous problems with GM crop cultivation in the USA (Washington State University 2010/04/19, Environmental News Service 2010/04/13, The Organic and Non-GMO Report 2010/04/01)

News

Closeup
Recent movements in the development of GM animals
  • Healthy cattle development in China (Associated Press of Pakistan 2010/03/26)
  • Canadian government approves GM pig (Columbia Broadcasting System 2010/04/05)
  • Approval for the development of GM animals in NZ (Soil & Health Association of New Zealand 2010/04/16, The New Zealand Herald 2010/05/03)






Bio Journal - May 2010

Contents

Trend:
GM crops damage the ecology and agricultural economy (Test Biotech 2010/03/25, The Iowa Independent 2010/03/10, Medill reports 2010/03/10)

News

Closeup
Closeup: Rush to introduce GM crops into Africa
  • Current state of GM crops in South Africa and the response of the government (Pretoria News 2010/03/09)
  • Rapid succession of GM crop introduction into Africa (Afrique en ligne 2010/03/06, The Citizen 2010/03/29, The New York Times 2010/03/30, The Herald 2010/03/23)






Bio Journal - April 2010

Contents

Trend:
2009 GM crop cultivation areas (ISAAA 2010/02/23)

News

  • EU approves BASFfs GM potato (Business Week 2010/03/02)
  • Friends of the Earth Europe criticizes the ISAAA report (FoE Europe 2010/02/23)
  • GM crop cultivation regulatory law passes in Bulgaria (Novinite Sophia News Agency 2010/02/17)
  • Swiss GM crop cultivation regulations extended for three years (GMO Compass 2010/02/08)
  • Commercial cultivation of Chinafs GM corn to begin in three years? (Business Week 2010/02/24)
  • Illegal cultivation of GM chili pepper and GM soy uncovered in Thailand (The Bangkok Post 2010/02/09)
  • Cultivation of Golden Rice to begin in India in 2013 (Food & Beverage News 2010/02/22)
  • Enterprise-friendly biotechnology regulation bill drawn up in India (Thaiindian News 2010/02/23)
  • GM canola area expected to increase in Victoria (Weekly Times 2010/02/24)
  • Western Australian technician to initiate law suit against State government (Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2010/02/10)
  • Tanzanian government criticizes gene patents (The East African 2010/02/15)
  • US Dept of Agriculture aims for restart of GM alfalfa cultivation (The Center for Food Safety 2010/03/03)
  • Shortage of non-GMO sugar beet seed in US (Nasdaq 2010/02/19)
  • Complaint filed against initiation of GM corn cultivation in Mexico (Forbes 2010/02/03)
  • Canadian venture company closes GM crop development research institute (The Whig Standard 2010/02/16)
  • 233 organizations in 26 countries declare opposition to commercialization of GM wheat (Canadian Biotechnology Action Network 2010/02/09)
  • Mint with twice the fatty oil content (Capital Press 2010/01/22)
  • Roundup impoverishes the soil (Better Farming 2010/03/01)
  • New herbicide resistant weeds discovered (Reuters 2010/03/01)
  • GM pig clears Canadian Environment Ministry impact assessment (The Star Pheonix 2010/02/19)
  • Gene therapy patient dies at the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
  • More GMO approvals for February 2010
Closeup
Closeup: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) announces its 2009 GM crop cultivation data






Bio Journal - March 2010

Contents

Trend:
Tohoku University implements new GM rice trial

News

  • Large numbers of recombinant genes found in soil insects in GM crop fields (Ecological Farming Association 2009/12/04)
  • IRRI begins new GM rice development (The National Newspaper 2010/01/12)
  • Commercialization of Golden Rice (IRRI 2009/12/22)
  • US Government: Plan to introduce Bt aubergine into Bangladesh (The Daily Star 2010/01/14)
  • The high cost of GM cotton cultivation (Delta Farm Press 2010/01/15)
  • Plan for GM eucalyptus plantation in US (The New York Times 2020/01/29)
  • Bulgaria wavering over approval of GMOs (Novinite Sophia News Agency 2010/02/05)
  • Second trial begins in Joetsu GM rice case
  • Western Australia government lifts ban of GMO canola (Sydney Morning Herald 2010/01/26, The Age 2010/01/28)
  • Subsidies for GMO-free milk in Germany (Trace Consult 2010/01/26)
  • GM cotton contaminates organic cotton (Ecotextile News 2010/01/24)
  • Oregon organic farmers petition over fears of GM pollution of sugar beet seed (The Oregonian 2010/01/20)
  • GMO labeling system begins in Ukraine (Ukraina News Agency 2010/01/27 and others)
  • Huge decline in butterflies due to GM crops (The Globe and Mail 2010/01/19)
  • Toxicity of Roundup herbicide (The Non-GMO Report 2010/01/01)
  • Pharmaceutical-producing GM rabbit (National Geographic 2009/12/01)
  • Monsanto-related man to head Bill Gates Foundation (AP News 2010/01/09)
  • USDOJ reinforces investigation of Monsanto antitrust law violations (AP News 2010/01/14)
  • Solicitation of public comments ends on approval of the production of reproductive cells from pluripotent cells
  • GMO approvals for February 2010
Closeup
Closeup: Resistance to Bt aubergine spreads in India and moves towards a moratorium (Press Trust of India 2010/01/18, DNA India 2010/01/21, The Indian Express 2010/01/28, The Hindu 2010/01/17, Sakaal Times 2010/01/25, Asian Tribune 2010/02/01, Indian Express 2010/01/08)







Bio Journal - Febuary 2010

Contents

Trend:
A number of papers pointing out the problems of GM food published (The Non-GMO Report 2009/11/01, Arizona Daily Star 2009/12/22, The International Journal of Biological Sciences 2009/5)

News

Closeup
Current situation of cloned livestock






Bio Journal - January 2010

Contents

Trend:
Commercial cultivation of GM rice approved in China (Japan Agricultural Newspaper 2009/12/16, The Wall Street Journal, 2009/12/01, and others)

News

  • GM broccoli discovered in Tsu City (Tokyo Shinbun 2009/11/21)
  • Non-approved GM flax seeds also detected in Japan (Reuters 2009/11/16)
  • GM flax seeds detected in British bread (The Daily Mail 2009/11/06)
  • Opposition movement to GM Bt aubergine approval strengthens in India (CNN-IBN 2009/11/30)
  • GM maize to move to commercial cultivation in India (Business Standard 2009/11/06)
  • Trials for Bt cotton begin in the Pholippines (Business Mirror 2009/11/24)
  • Syngenta makes strong bid for Asian rice market (Stock & Land 2009/11/17)
  • Opposition actions against lifting of ban on GM crop cultivation in Western Australia (Green Left Weekly 2009/11/25 and The Canberra Times 2009/11/20)
  • Monsanto withdraws application for high-trypsin maize (GM Free Cymru 2009/11/09)
  • Europefs food safety evaluator moves to biotech company (Test Biotech 2009/11/10)
  • European chefs launch appeal for non-GM food (Yleis radio 2009/10/21, The Irish Times 2009/11/17)
  • Herbicide use explodes in GM cultivation (Reuters 2009/11/17, Weed Science Society of America 2009/11/18, The Southern 2009/11/17)
  • Unjustly high soy seed prices charged by biotech corporations (The Soil Association 2009/12/03)
  • US government reinforces sales pitch to Africa (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 2009/11/05, Independent Catholic News 2009/11/17)
  • Concerns over genetic pollution as Mexico starts commercial GM maize planting (Nature 2009/11/26)
  • Turkish regulation halts imports of GM food (Hurriyet 2009/11/11)
  • Jamaica introduces GM food tests for imports (Jamaica Observer 2009/10/27)
  • France approves GMO free labeling (Seed Quest 2009/12/03)
  • Icelandfs gene database company goes bankrupt (2009/11/17)
  • MEXT life science field also target of budget screening
Closeup
Repercussions of GM rice approval in China







AIST The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
BRAIN Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Bt Bacillus thuringiensis
GM Genetically Modified
GMO Genetically Modified Organism
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ES Embryonic Stem (cell)
EU European Union
IPOD The International Patent Organism Depository
JAPR The Japan Association for Advancement of Phyto-regulators
KONARC National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
MAT Multi-Auto-Transformation
METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
MEXT Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
MHLW Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
NARC National Agricultural Research Center
NARCH National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region
NARCT National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region
NIAES National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
NIAS National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
NICS National Institute of Crop Science
NIFTS National Institute of Fruit Tree Science
NIFS National Institute of Floricultural Science
NIAH National Institute of Animal Health
NILGS National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science
NIVTS National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science
R&D Research and Development
RCAST Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
SAP Scientific Advisory Panel
SNP single nucleotide polymorphism
vCJD variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
WeNARC National Agricultural Research Center for Western Region

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