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Female farmers join protests in India demanding access to GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton

After several instances of farmers in Maharashtra sowing unauthorized varieties of genetically modified (GM) cotton to openly defy the moratorium ...
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US college cafeterias, restaurants could be first to serve controversial GMO AquAdvantage salmon

Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny ...
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Chinese biologist Qu Dongyu to focus on hunger, poverty eradication as UN Food and Agriculture Organization chief

Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected [June 23] as the new director general of the U.N. Food and ...
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Ghana considers new rules to enhance its GMO regime

Ghana’s parliament is considering new regulations that will help facilitate its safe adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The rules, ...
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People in Africa eat GMO foods. So why do they oppose new crops developed by their own scientists?

GM foods are already sold in supermarkets throughout Africa, but the fear remains ...
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Post-Brexit Britain ponders break from EU GMO, gene-editing restrictions, embracing US model

With so much focus and attention on Brexit, there’s another ‘B’ word that has been fretted over for decades, causing ...
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Fear of biotechnology threatens efforts to save Brazil’s pinto beans

The issue of GMO safety has been proven many times over to be a false controversy ...
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Food and farm groups combat activist effort to ban glyphosate from oat production

An effort by the Environmental Working Group seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate in oat production, but farm and ...
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Viewpoint: To boost sustainable farming, new UN Food and Agriculture Organization chief should promote science-based policies

The United Nations body is about to elect a new director‑general. The choice will affect the entire globe for years ...
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Video: Year-long experiment of eating expired food raises doubts about ‘sell by’ dates

Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and chief executive Scott Nash did something many of us are afraid to do: ...
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Legal experts say USDA unlikely to enforce violations of new bioengineered label law

The advice Martin Hahn, a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, gave at the Institute of Food Technologists conference on ...
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Bayer asks judge to overturn $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict based on ‘inflammatory, fabricated evidence’

Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors who found the company’s glyphosate-based ...
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Viewpoint: To support farmers, India should promote consumer acceptance of GMO crops

With Prakash Javadekar taking charge of the environment ministry from the inert Harsh Vardhan, and hopes kindling of genetically-engineered brinjal ...
Bayer owns the global food supply? Seed company mergers haven't inflated prices, stifled innovation, study shows

Bayer owns the global food supply? Seed company mergers haven’t inflated prices, stifled innovation, study shows

•Detailed data show that concentration in seed markets varies strongly across crops and countries. •There is no clear evidence of ...
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Video: African biotech scientist Margaret Karembu defends safety, sustainability of GMO crops

Environmental scientist Margaret Karembu takes on common objections to GMO crops in this interview with Know Ideas Media founder Nick ...
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Crops produced with mutagenesis misleadingly labeled ‘non-GMO’ in Germany, biotech industry trade group says

According to research by [Germany's Free Democratic Party] and the genetic engineering-friendly association “Forum Grüne Reason” (FGV), many foods labeled ...
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Facing escalating legal costs defending Monsanto’s Roundup, Bayer invests $5.6 billion in alternative herbicide research

Germany's Bayer sought to repair its reputation on [June 14] after damage caused by U.S. litigation over claims its glyphosate ...
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Nigeria’s greenlighting of Bt insect resistant cotton and cowpeas may spur Africa’s acceptance of GMOs

Barring a change of course, Nigeria is on pace to become one of the largest GM producing and consuming countries ...
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Switzerland greenlights field trial of GMO fungus-resistant barley

On 18 December 2018, the University of Zurich submitted .... a request for the experimental release of genetically modified barley ...
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GMO Bt corn cultivation in EU poses no threat to ‘human, animal health or the environment,’ food safety officials confirm

Following a request from the European Commission, [The European Food Safety Authority] assessed the 2017 post‐market environmental monitoring (PMEM) report ...
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Video: ‘Technology freedom—we want, we want’: Farmers protest India’s GMO crop restrictions

5,000 farmers in India staged a protest to demand access to GMO crops, with some risking up to five years ...
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Guatemalan coffee growers battling deadly plant fungus, stiff competition abandon farms for US

Guatemala’s coffee farmers are at the mercy of one of the world’s most volatile commodity markets. Over the past two ...
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Austria considers ban on Bayer’s weed killer Roundup as heated glyphosate-cancer debate continues

Austria is heading toward a likely ban of glyphosate this year after the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) backed the Social ...
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President Trump signs executive order that aims to streamline approvals for gene-edited and GMO crops, animals

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on [June 11] directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for ...
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Viewpoint: The ‘assault on science’ and human welfare by eco-activists who reject agricultural technology as ‘corporate subterfuge’

a dangerous anti-science mindset is cementing itself into our problem-based policy approaches ...
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Swaziland (eSwatini) finds success with GMO cotton

The chief executive officer of the Swaziland Cotton Board is urging African leaders to put their political egos aside and ...
EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability ...