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  1. Two sides to genetically modified food

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the last decade, genetically modified food has become more common worldwide. Some people think such food is harmful to human beings. But I believe there are both positive and negative consequences to its use. On the positive side, GM crops can help increase the supply of food and reduce food shortages in some developing countries. Many people around the world are starving because ...

  2. genetically modified crops

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 Why did India introduce a genetically modified version of the aubergine? a. The supply of the organic aubergine is decreasing ... the genetically modified plant is healthier. 2. Environmentalists have blamed the introduction of GM seeds for... a. climate change b. crop failure c. increasing pests and deceases d. rising suicides ...

  3. Genetically modified papayas found on sale

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A dozen samples of fresh papaya- including four in Hong Kong- have been found to be genetically modified in tests by Greenpeace in the city and on the mainland. Two of the local ... not to have been genetically modified. All the others were produced on the mainland, mostly in Guangdong and Hainan provinces. The environmentalist group said the genetic modification of food products ...

  4. Genetically modified food - harness the potential

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Luisa Tam's assertions ('Food for thought', June 23) cannot go unchallenged. Taking on the genetically modified (GM) food industry, she claims: 'We all know ... as a wake-up call on how widely genetic engineering could penetrate and affect our food supply'. Perhaps if she had been around at the discovery of fire, she would be calling for houses ...

  5. Should genetically modified (GM) food be labelled?

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... as genetically modified if they are. People today have one of the most important things available: freedom. If you want, you can completely avoid meat or eat nothing but meat. The freedom to choose ...

  6. Titan banking on green dream

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lecture, entitled 'From reading to writing the genetic code', filled two halls at HKU. 'With the increase of industrialisation in China and many different parts of the world, ...

  7. Why mandatory food labelling is necessary

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Forsythe (July 3) argues against a law currently in Legco that would require genetically modified (GM) foods to be labelled as such. I do not know why he thinks I should be prevented from knowing that a pesticide company has put peculiar genes in the food I am about to buy. I would appreciate it if he would let me make my own decisions. His assertions cannot go ...

  8. Food labelling system 'delayed by lack of GM evidence'

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fion Li The government lacks a timetable to introduce a mandatory labelling system on genetically modified food because there is no medical proof that it poses a public health threat, officials told a Legislative Council panel yesterday. 'A mandatory labelling system is not suitable because the international community has no consensus on the definition of GM food and whether ...

  9. Beijing moves to root out GM crops

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com A ban on genetically modified crops is finally set to become law amid claims that mainland diners are unwittingly being served up transgenic rice. The issue ... urge legislators to accelerate the drafting of the Genetically Engineered Organisms Bio-safety Law and also to enhance the supervision of GM food and other products. Otherwise, this law ...

  10. GM foods and the right to choose

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... showed people were clearly in favour of legislation to provide for the labelling of genetically modified products. But the government opted for voluntary guidelines in 2006, citing reasons like high compliance costs for the industry and the lack of international consensus on testing standards. That means Hong Kong is lagging behind the world in mandating labelling of genetically ...




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