India: Bar GM food crops, says parliamentary panel

In a major setback to the proponents of genetically modified technology in farm crops, the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture on ...

India: Greens call for halt to field trials of GM food crops

Environmentalists have called for stopping all field trials of genetically (GM) modified crops and a wider public debate on the ...

GM calves bred to beef up flavor

Scientists in Beijing confirmed they have successfully bred two genetically modified (GM) cloned calves for the first time in the ...

Vietnam: Genetically modified crops to be planted in 2015

Official permission for the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on a large scale in Vietnam may not be realized ...

Seeking hardier breeds for drought, climate change

Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are ...

Crop improvement needs great biotechnology strides, says expert

Scientists could take greater strides toward crop improvement if there were wider adoption of advanced techniques used to understand the ...

Time to accept that GM crops have their place, says European GM supporter

Martin Pollard, of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, argues that it is time for Europe to accept GM crops, ...

Corn growers say genetic advancements help lessen the drought impact

We will find out later today if rain has helped improve the condition of the state’s corn crop. Iowa Corn ...
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Would Rachel Carson embrace ‘frankenfoods’? Scientist believes ‘yes’

The ‘Frankenfoods’ debate is coming to your dinner table. This debate is particularly poignant because fifty years ago this September, ...
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Anti-GM ‘ambulance chasers’ poised to enter ‘litigation heaven’ if Prop 37 passes

The American Medical Association agrees with the USDA and wrote two months ago, "There is no scientific justification for special ...

Willow could be a promising bioenergy crop

The commercialization of shrub willow as a bioenergy crop could be years closer, thanks to a $1.37 million grant that ...

Would the GMO labeling measure block labeling foods as ‘natural’?

The use of the phrase "natural" on everything from peanut butter to orange juice could be imperiled by a statewide ...

Nigeria: Pressure mounts on President to sign biosafety bill

STAKEHOLDERS in the agriculture and research business have resolved not to relent in their resolve to explore biotechnology to improve ...

Anti-GM campaigners tour New Zealand to warn of alleged GM dangers

Two Australian farmers are warning New Zealanders to make sure their country remains free of genetically engineered and modified organisms ...
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High hopes for drought-resistant corn

The United States is having one of the worst droughts recorded in over 50 years. More than three-quarters of U.S ...

Africa: Are Nigerians afraid of GMOs?

Nigerians are still apprehensive of Genetically Modified foods despite the fact that they are safe for consumption, the National Agricultural ...

Year-long argument over GMO canola ends in Oregon

Attempting to end a years-long argument no one was winning, the Oregon Department of Agriculture decided to expand the areas ...

Africa: The next frontier for GM crops?

Recent forecasts indicate that the current century could be the hungriest on record, with the global population estimated to increase ...

Activists accuse Monsanto of trying to “end run” GMO restrictions

Activists accuse Monsanto of a "quiet coup" regarding various activities, including the 2012 Farm Bill, which activists claim will allow ...

Anti biotech activists claim that “GM ‘cure’ threatens to be much worse than any agricultural disease”

“I KNOW an old lady who swallowed a fly” — we all know the song from our childhood, but what ...

Greenpeace activists in costly GM protest

Two women who broke into CSIRO and destroyed a research crop of genetically-modified wheat with whipper-snippers have cost Greenpeace more ...

Global agricultural biotechnology market growing at a rapid pace

The global market for agricultural biotechnology was $13.7 billion in 2011 and is estimated to grow to $14.4 billion in ...

GM crops lead to genetically modified tires

High yielding, genetically modified crops have transformed the economics of U.S. farming. But they also pack an unexpected punch: Their ...

Ireland: Protest over GM potatoes grows

It was reported last week that Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency had approved the trial of a genetically modified potato crop ...

Swedish agricultural and food co-operative shuts feed line after GM rapemeal found

Lantmannen highlighted the severity of the European Union's opposition to genetically modified foods by revealing that it had closed down ...

Philippines: GMO trials to continue

Field trials and commercializing genetically engineered crops to address food security and raise farmer income will continue to be pursued ...

Bananas and genetic engineering: Past, present and future

Scientists are fighting to protect the hundreds of bananas and plantains people eat around the world from a blizzard of ...

Ireland: Angry reaction to GM potatoes go-ahead

Top names from the food, restaurant, and tourism sectors have sharply criticised the Environmental Protection Agency for potentially destroying Ireland’s ...