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Seed giants’ initiatives to preserve monopoly on global food

The following is an edited excerpt. A report released yesterday by the non-profit ETC Group claims that six companies are ...
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Why it will take Whole Foods five years to solve GMO labeling

Some GMO labeling activists say 2018 is not soon enough for Whole Foods' GMO labeling mandates to kick in. Mike ...

Epigenetic mechanism may explain effects of mom’s nutrition on her children’s health

The following is an edited excerpt. Pioneering studies by U. S. Department of Agriculture-funded research molecular geneticist Robert A. Waterland ...

Indian Agriculture Minister favors strict GM field safety trials

The following is an excerpt. NEW DELHI: Agriculture Minister SharadPawar today said that agriculture scientists should be allowed to conduct field trials ...

The real seeds of deception

The following is an edited excerpt. In October, Dan Charles, NPR’s food and agriculture correspondent, wrote an excellent piece headlined: ...
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Twenty-year review: GM crops are safe

A review of two decades of research on transgenic crops has found transgenic crops no less safe than their traditional ...

The double standard for Golden Rice

The following is an edited excerpt. When I saw that NPR was doing a story on Golden Rice I was ...
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Is there really a science-based GMO controversy? False balance captures Discover magazine

Discover's cover story on the anti-biotech movement gives unwarranted weight to anti-GM activists and in the process raises questions about ...

Agricultural policies have a huge impact on nutrition

The following is an edited excerpt. India’s efforts to fight malnutrition may not bear fruit unless there is greater focus ...

Japan, seeking non-GM crops, will buy soybeans from Ukraine

The following is an edited excerpt.  Japan’s Sojitz Corp. said it will import Ukrainian soybeans for the first time as ...

Nigeria: Biotech will aid food security, alleviate poverty

The following is an excerpt. Application of biotechnology techniques in animal agriculture will improve livestock industry to adequately support food ...

Australia: Head of top agriculture forecasting body condemns GM bans

The following is an excerpt. Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences executive director Paul Morris said the ...

GM crops gaining ground in China

The following is an excerpt. China has 4 million hectares planted with genetically modified (GM) crops, making it one of ...

Simple gene deletion in mice prevents obesity

The following is an excerpt. Deleting a specific gene in mice prevents them from becoming obese  - even on a ...

Using genetics to bust herbicide resistance in weeds

The following is an excerpt. Herbicide resistance in weed species is one of the roadblocks to increased cereal yields and ...

Livestock virus found on 1500 UK farms

The following is an edited excerpt. A virus that causes stillbirths and birth defects in lambs and calves has spread ...

Hawaii to pass GMO labeling bill, but with amendment

The following is an edited excerpt. Hawaii might have cause to celebrate, as lawmakers have passed a new measure in ...

Vermont House Committee backs labeling law for genetically modified foods

The following is an edited excerpt. Vermont is one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation to ...

Are biofuels endangering US wildlife?

The following is an excerpt. A collection of satellite-imaged maps now confirm what were once only rumors: between 2006 and ...
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GMO labeling goes to Washington

Up until now, activists have been counting on state mandates to gain momentum to eventually push through national labeling laws ...
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World’s GM crops crops larger than U.S. by half

Mother Jones offers an excellent visual breakdown of the recent ISAAA report on the global prevalence of GM crops ...

India: Agriculture experts, researchers support biotech center

The following is an excerpt. Agricultural experts and researchers say proposals to have Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology in Ranchi ...

Agricultural biotech to “eradicate food insecurity” in East Africa

The following is an excerpt. Some dozen African researchers and policy makers who gathered Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for ...

Growing need for GMO labelling in Namibia

The following is an edited excerpt. The Namibian Organic Association (NOA) is calling for the introduction of mandatory and comprehensive ...

A Ugandan farmer’s diary: Biotechnology and the future of farming

The following is an excerpt. For years we have been waiting for a law governing the use of biotechnology products, ...

Church of England “may allow” GM crops on its land

The following is an excerpt. The Church of England, which controls over £7bn of investments including large portfolios of agricultural ...

Colorado rejects labels for genetically engineered food

The following is an excerpt. Colorado lawmakers Thursday rejected a proposal that would have required genetically engineered food to be ...
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The “BioPiracy” myth at the heart of the Monsanto case

Anti-GMO campaigners and some farmers claim that Monsanto and other corporations use their deep pockets and unfair patent laws to ...