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Kauai Council passes anti-GMO, anti-pesticide bill in 6-1 vote

Kauai Council passed Bill 2491, which will severely limit the use of pesticides and require farmers to publicly divulge where ...

Creator of Golden Rice weighs in on the continuing debate

(Summary) Ingo Potrykus, chairman of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board and former professor of plant sciences at the Swiss Federal ...

Mark Bittman: More options for “solving” world hunger than biotechnology

"It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World ...
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Borlaug: Biotech a necessary tool for increasing food security

Norman Borlaug's granddaughter explains why scientists must find better ways to make GMOs resonate with people in wake of negative ...
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Organics versus GMO: Why the debate?

There is a global consensus on the safety of GMOs. Yet, anti-GMO activists and proponents of organic crops are fighting ...

Does glyphosate used with herbicide resistant GM crops lead to chemical addiction?

To understand the environmental effects of GMOs, I started by looking at plants genetically modified to be insect-resistant — and concluded that ...
Opponents of GM crops like Golden Rice are 'wicked', says UK Environment Secretary, setting off tempest

Opponents of GM crops like Golden Rice are ‘wicked’, says UK Environment Secretary, setting off tempest

UK Environmental Secretary's harsh words against anti-GMO activists starts a firestorm of discussion, renewing the debate over Golden Rice ...

Ecoterrorism in the Philippines funded by Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

[The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation] financially supports Philippine activist group MASIPAG and supposedly addresses the effects of the Green ...

Canada: Monsanto to begin testing new GM beans

New varieties of genetically modified soy beans are being grown and tested in Essex County. Monsanto, a well-known agricultural biotechnology ...
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Diamonds in the junkyard of noncoding DNA? About humped bladdeworts and being human

Genes comprise only about two percent of the human genome. The other 98% is noncoding DNA, often referred to as ...

Summary of editorial reactions to I-522

With less than a month out, Washington State Initiative 522 continues to garner more and more attention of state voters ...

Low yields could force East Africa to adopt GM crops

In spite of ongoing campaigns against growing genetically modified crops in East Africa, the effects of climate change, pests and diseases ...

Vietnam: GM crops need legal framework for growth

The director of the Viet Nam Institute of Agriculture Genetics, Dr Le Dinh Luong, has said Viet Nam must develop ...

GM yeast turns crop wastes into liquid fuel

US researchers have used genetically modified yeast to enhance the production of biofuels from waste materials. The new method solves ...

Monsanto protesters toss money off balcony in Congressional offices

BuzzFeed Politics reported that Capitol Police took the cash, believed to be around $500, into evidence. Three people were also "taken ...

Why Northeast Ohio farmers disagree about the latest farm technology

On Saturday, protestors in Akron, Cleveland, and hundreds of cities worldwide will take part in the second annual March Against ...

Washington farmer says GMO alfalfa a ‘mystery’

An Eastern Washington farmer says he has no idea how genetically engineered alfalfa started growing in his fields. Joseph Peila said ...

Kauai County takes pesticide fight into its own hands

The state Department of Agriculture in Hawaii has only one employee assigned to review pesticide inspection reports and follow up ...

In the insecticide wars, GMOs have so far been a force for good

I’ve finally worked my way around to the GMO question that I care about most: Are genetically modified crops boon ...
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Behind the science of GMOs lies human achievement

The debate around GMOs seems to miss an important point - that the technology was born from scientific investigation, not ...

Fight over genetically altered crops intensifies in Hawaii

The balmy tropical isles here seem worlds apart from the expansive cornfields of the Midwest, but Hawaii has become the ...
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With 2000+ global studies affirming safety, GM foods among most analyzed subjects in science

Anti-GMO activists can no longer claim that there is no independent research of GMOs. There are now more than 2,000 ...

Trade barriers fan GMO misconceptions in Africa

Monsanto attracts quite a bit of criticism for its transgenic crops and seeds, more commonly referred to as Genetically Modified Organisms, ...

20 points of broad scientific consensus on GE crops

Just as many on the political right discount the broad scientific consensus that human activities contribute to global warning, many progressive ...
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EU’s anti-GMO stance reflects food security politics, not health concerns

Many people mistakenly believe that the EU bans GMOs because of safety concerns, but really the ban has more to ...

Campaign to make Cyprus a GMO-free zone launched

A campaign was launched by environment commissioner Ioanna Panayiotou yesterday to declare Cyprus as a country free from genetically modified ...

Lusk: Washington Initiative 522 on GMO labeling

This time last year, California's Proposition 37 to label genetically engineered (GE) food ingredients was highly discussed. After a steady, ...

Safe pesticide levels found in Kauai air

The County of Kaua'i and the state Department of Agriculture today released a report on environmental health issues in Waimea ...