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On GMOs, France becoming scientific backwater

France does not walk in the footsteps of Norman Borlaug. Half a century of rising farm productivity has let France ...

Arizona GMO labeling ballot initiative appears likely

The debate for labeling genetic modified foods, or products associated with genetically modified ingredients could take center stage in Arizona ...

Will New York have a GMO labeling bill fight?

Labeling food containing genetically modified ingredients might be a federal issue at some point, but the states are not done ...
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Could the Australian GMO-organic court case lead to global restrictions on biotech farming?

If an organic farmer in Australia is successful for suing over "contamination" from nearby GM crops, it may create a ...

Is mutagenesis (e.g. organic Ruby Red grapefruits) the next target of anti-GMO groups?

Altering the genetic makeup of plants with gamma radiation or chemicals is considered a traditional breeding technique in the United ...

India’s Ag Minister: No credible reports that GM crops harmful

There are no “credible scientific reports” to prove that genetically modified (GM) crops have adverse impact on environment, human health ...

80% of Russians negative towards GMOs

Following the GMO debate some countries seek tighter regulations, while others place them at the core of agriculture. China is ...

Agricultural technologies could increase global yields by two third, cut food prices in half by 2050

A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, ...

Center for Food Safety calls claims of GE food ‘industry propaganda’

It seems like every day the food movement is gaining more power in the fight for the consumers' right to ...

Monsanto, so often demonized, is welcomed in food insecure Vietnam

In its latest show of endorsing controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Vietnam is set to allow three foreign companies to ...
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Should India continue its moratorium on GM food?

Biotech cotton turned India from a net importer to a net exporter of this crop, yet the country is resistant ...
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Technology and food security: International Food Policy Research Institute director weighs in

A wealth of technologies is now at our disposal for boosting yields of the world’s key staple crops, but how ...

Organic farmer takes stand in Aussie GMO ‘contamination’ case

Wednesday 12/2: THE organic farmer suing his neighbour in the landmark GM court case took to the witness stand on ...

How did Monsanto come to be the Devil in the GMO debate?

Which is the real Monsanto? The one poisoning the world and failing to improve crops with genetically modified seeds, or ...

Bangladesh debuts cultivation of Bt brinjal this week

Bangladesh formally started the cultivation of the country's first genetically modified (GM) crop--Bt Brinjal (eggplant) today. As part of the ...

Australians create fungus resistant wheat by removing a gene

According to John Curtin Distinguished Professor Richard Oliver, Director of the Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP) at Curtin, ...
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Vandana Shiva scandal deepens, as Beloit College botches response to criticism

After bungling its invitation to Indian environmental activist Vandana Shiva, who misrepresents her credentials and promotes the myth that the ...

A progressive looks for common ground in the GMO debate

Skeptics of GM food should come to grips with the fact that the act of genetic manipulation is itself not ...

If genetically modified foods are so bad, where’s the proof?

There is no scientific evidence of harm from GMOs, whereas the benefits could be huge. Instead of being destructive , ...

Filipino farmers fight misinformation on GMOs

A surprising number of Filipino farmers have decided in favor of the new technology of genetic modification. The farmers’ experiences ...
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First day testimony in landmark Western Australia organic-GMO row court case

In the first day of testimony in an alleged genetic modification "contamination" case that has garnered world-wide attention, an Australian ...
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Anti-GMO activists say farmers are not listening to their customers? Is that true?

Producers are listening to their consumers, argues Iowa farmer Dave Walton, but what gets lost in the discussion is that ...

Anti-biotech backlash attempts to reframe Green Revolution in negative light

Can we agree that the Green Revolution was, on balance, a good thing? You know, kinda like the industrial revolution. Yes, ...

Video: EU Health Commissioner backs speeding approval of stalled GMO crops

Leading agriculture journalist Ed Bray is joined by Health Commissioner Tonio Borg for an exclusive interview on the revision of EU rules on genetically ...
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From GMOs to neonics, what’s causing bee deaths?

An upsurge in reported bee deaths--often referred to incorrectly as Colony Collapse Disorder--has led to concerns that GMOs and/or a ...
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Chinese, with genetic research lagging, caught stealing ‘designer’ hybrid seeds

China's latest economic espionage target may be biotech seeds in an attempt to circumvent years of costly and expensive research ...

Maui and Molokai farmers express concern over proposed GMO and pesticide ban

Tuesday, Jan. 28, was a cold, wet and windy day, but the heavy weather did not deter the more than ...

Syngenta-China rift over popular rootworm-resistant GM corn deepens

Syngenta AG, under pressure from U.S. grain exporters to suspend sales of seeds containing a new genetically modified corn trait that ...