Far more NHS contracts going to private firms than ministers admit, figures show | Society | The Guardian

Contracts monitored by the NHS Support Federation campaign group show that private firms won £3.54bn of £9.628bn worth of deals awarded in England last year – a win rate of 36.8%.

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EU approves import of 19 genetically modified organisms | News | DW.DE | 24.04.2015

No place to run or hide – corruption and self-delusion win out! The European Union’s executive body granted 10 new authorizations for genetically modified organisms (GMO) food or animal feed on Friday, including varieties of maize, soybean, cotton, and oilseed rape. The Commission also renewed licenses for seven GMO products and allowed the import of two types of carnation.

“All the GMO products approved today have been proved to be safe before their placing on the EU market,” the Commission said in a statement, explaining the products were tested by the European Food Safety Authority and that the authorizations are valid for 10 years.

The newly approved products are made by companies including US giants Monsanto and DuPont, and German firms Bayer and BASF.

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