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EU set to OK new GM corn after Germany drops objection

A new genetically modified crop, US firm Pioneer's TC1507 corn, is set for approval in Europe next week after Germany ...

Battle shapes up over GM sugar beets in Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A David-and-Goliath political battle is shaping up over genetically modified crops in Southern Oregon. Some ...
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First African study on biodiversity in GM maize finds insects abundant

Previous studies around the world have concluded that the biodiversity of insects in GM crop fields was essentially the same ...

Biotech crops help small Asian farms

A publication highlighting the findings of the research project Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Biotech Crops by Small-scale Resource-poor Asian Farmers: ...

Will GMO fight kill hopes for next generation of Hawaii farmers?

At this moment in time, with all of the vitriol in Hawaii over agriculture, I am not sure if I ...

Environmentalists’ stance on GMOs betrays progressive values

It is obviously inconsistent on the part of environmental groups such as Greenpeace to trumpet the importance of the worldwide ...
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Misplaced fears of identical diseases links anti-GMOers to anti-technology fringe groups

GMOs, vaccines, chemtrails, fluoride, all have remarkably similar suites of disease "side effects" according to anti-technology critics. The same scare ...

Why we need GM wheat

Three crops — corn, soybeans and wheat — account for a vast majority of the value of America’s agricultural crop ...

Scott’s GM lawn grass undergoing home tests

After nearly two decades of research and some controversy, Scotts Miracle-Gro in Marysville is preparing to test a genetically modified ...

Fish farmers in Washington state split over introduction of transgenic salmon

Fish farms in Washington are still not happy with an updated bill that intends to label transgenic fish. Transgenic is ...

Can genetically modified crops end hunger in Africa?

The African Union declared 2014 the Year of Food Security. The plan is to eradicate hunger on the continent by ...

Fears about technology and food are misplaced

If fire was the first technology, then farming was the first applied science. For thousands of years, farmers and inventors ...
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Hawaii’s Grassroot Institute takes stand against anti-GMO activism

The Grassroots Institute of Hawaii has submitted testimony to the Maui Council on GMOs in response to the Kauai anti-GMO ...

Using genetic techniques to target just one species of insect

Scientists and biotechnology companies are developing what could become the next powerful weapon in the war on pests — one ...
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Graphs don’t tell the whole story on GMOs and weedkillers

A picture is worth a thousand words, a graph is worth a thousand pictures, but what if they are misleading ...

Pakistan draws biotech policy map

The Ministry of National Food Security in Islamabad has started process to formulate a ‘national biotechnology policy’, and was working ...

Jackson County, Oregon GMO battle heats up

Some organic farmers have come together to oppose what they see as a growing threat from genetically modified crops contaminating ...

Deconstructing the debate over GM Arctic Apples

The Arctic Apple is not yet on the market. It's currently under approval in Canada and the US. If approved, ...
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Surprise: Ancient europeans had dark skin and blue eyes

Ancient Europeans may have been dark-skinned and blue-eyed (a combination rarely found in modern times) according to DNA from a ...

Nigeria: Drought-tolerant seedlings boost maize production

the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has developed some drought-tolerant maize varieties that are capable of maturing early ...
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China continues to block GM corn from U.S.

China is set to keep rejecting U.S. corn shipments containing an unapproved genetically modified strain at least until the end ...
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Why does the debate on GMOs matter?

Nathanael Johnson's six-month "Panic-Free GMOs" series at Grist recently ended with a whimper -- claiming "none of it matters" -- ...

Preventing hunger: Biotechnology can only help

If African countries can’t plant genetically modified crops to produce more and healthier food, vulnerable populations will be at risk, ...

Grain groups request Syngenta stop selling some GMO corn seeds

U.S. grain industry groups are urging Syngenta AG to stop selling new genetically engineered corn varieties that aren't approved in ...

GM crops could help to solve the problem of over-fishing

One of the thornier questions we face is how to feed a global population heading towards 10 billion and beyond ...
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Change in Right to Farm Act would reverse Big Island GMO ban

Hawaii state legislators have introduced a bill that – if passed – will overrule Hawaii County’s ban on new GMO ...
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Applying the ‘Bradford Hill’ criteria to assess GMO safety

Two anti-GMO advocacy groups attempted to use the Bradford Hill criteria to demonstrate a link between GMOs and adverse health ...

Monsanto is more than just GMOs

Monsanto makes money selling genetically modified seeds. Though once a broader-scale chemicals company, Monsanto's seeds and genomics business accounted for over ...