Hawaii: Big Island council withdraws GE bill after discussion

No decision on the GMO prohibition bill at the Hawaii County Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Mass Transit. Bill ...

Kauai Council delays decision on modified crops

The Kauai County Council will wait for legal opinions before deciding whether to approve a measure that would require agricultural ...

Hawaii’s paradise is being threatened by fear-mongering, threats, and witch-hunting

Is Hawaii, Paradise being Poisoned? AbsoFreakinlutely by fear, threats, fear mongering a witch hunt conducted by those who don’t trust ...
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Scientists’ tortured relationship with Green Movement based in politics, sense of identity

Scientists and environmentalists often agree on topics as significant as climate change and the protection of biodiversity. So why do ...
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Philpott faux pas: Shills, semantics, and a defense of the science writing community

Stop using “industry defenders” and other dismissive catch-alls to frame genetic modification as us-versus-them ...
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Kickstarter bans GMO handouts, giving way to anti-synthetic bio campaigns

In response to increasing anti-GMO pressure, Kickstarter bans rewarding GMOs for donations to fund hobbyist synthetic biologists. Future entrepreneurs will ...

Papaya farmers struggle amidst Hawaii GMO debate

Hawaii native Alberto Belmes is worried his Papayas will likely rot on the trees of is 100-acre papaya farm, as ...

Nigeria: Biotechnology is a key platform for sustainable economic growth

Since the advent of biotechnology, the number of countries that cultivate genetically engineered (GE) crops continues to increase globally. While ...
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Agricultural scientist Steve Savage reflects on the anti-GMO bill in Hawaii

Steve Savage went to Hawaii to try to combat the anti-GMO hysteria surrounding Bill 2491. Farmers who work on the ...

Polyploidy: Multiple genomes at core of mystery of plant evolution

A new understanding of the evolutionary history of plants has been revealed by University of Aberdeen scientists. The findings – ...
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In defense of the precautionary principle

Far from the pessimistic, innovation-strangling caricature, precaution actually celebrates the full depth and potential for human agency in knowledge and ...

Oregon farmers cheer Japan’s decision to resume purchases of GM wheat

Drought, crop prices, and equipment breakdowns are still on the list of troubles for Oregon's wheat farmers, but Japan's agricultural ...

Hawaii’s Bill 2491: Prohibitive GM regulation assumes the worst

The debate over Kauai's anti-GMO bill has drawn huge interest and more than 1,000 people to a raucous public hearing last ...

Tanzania: Formerly anti-GMO journalist Mark Lynas speaks out in favor of crop biotech

“In my view the controversy over GMOs represents one of the greatest science communications failures of the past half-century,” [Lynas] ...
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Kauai’s biotech battle: A field report from geneticist Kevin Folta

In Kauai, there is no reason for fear or action; no need for a bill and restrictive non-scientific regulation ...

The milk revolution and the genetics of lactose tolerance

During the most recent ice age, milk was essentially a toxin to adults because — unlike children — they could ...
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Cloud-based genomics: Will the Internet create GM super-oranges?

Farmers are hacking their operations with robots, sensors, drones, and good-old circuit boards, but that’s merely a first step. Thanks ...

Bangladesh: GE eggplant taken to court

Campaigners against genetically modified (GM) crops yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court against a government move to ...

French anti-biotech activists claim “hidden GMOs” are being smuggled into country

A group of French green campaigners have claimed that “hidden GMOs” are being smuggled into France in the form of ...
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Hawaii science ‘Swat Team’ part 2: Hawaii must resist anti-GMO scare, defend maize nurseries

Hawaii is an important player in global agriculture, and important nursery for the development of maize and other crops due ...

Kenya: Scientists call for lifting GM ban

Scientists called on the Kenyan government on Thursday to remove the ban imposed on the importation of genetically modified food ...
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Hawaii science ‘Swat Team’ engages public fears fanned by anti-GMO activists

Hawaii is in the crosshairs of anti-GMO campaigners. Two bills—one on Kauai and another on the Big Island—are being debated ...
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GLP Infographic: 10 reasons we need crop biotechnology

The web is overflowing with misleading infographics. Here's our own, more accurate list ...

Suppressing technology will not feed Hawaii or the world

Roseanne Barr would like to burn down my papaya farm in Hawaii. The wealthy actress said so earlier this month, ...

Elle Magazine hops aboard the GMO Fright Train

As I have previously observed, “the belief that GMO foods are deadly or potentially harmful” has come to dominate the ...

GM crops and real risk

The World Apple Report has tracked the perilous road that Okanagan Specialty Fruits has been travelling to get approval for ...

A gale of fresh air on GE crops in the UK

Exactly a week before this editorial was written, Owen Paterson, the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and ...
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