Kenya approves 6 gene-edited crops as it pursues food security, sustainable farming

Kenya approves 6 gene-edited crops as it pursues food security, sustainable farming

[A]t the Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organisation (Karlo) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) biotechnologists are using gene ...
Bayer strikes $2 billion deal to settle future glyphosate-cancer suits

Bayer strikes $2 billion deal to settle future glyphosate-cancer suits

Bayer has been struggling to finalize the settlement of claims that Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a ...
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Podcast: FDA’s double standard? Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam examines why agency defends GE crops but overregulates GE animals

After more than 30 years of development and regulatory review, AquaBounty's fast-growing, GM salmon is poised to hit US grocery ...
Video: ‘Science over unjustified cautiousness:’ Why UK should abandon Europe's biotech crop rules

Video: ‘Science over unjustified cautiousness:’ Why UK should abandon Europe’s biotech crop rules

Many groups, including the Consumer Choice Center, have endorsed genetic technologies, and there is good reason to expect the UK ...
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Zambia approves imports of GMO-derived foods shown to pose no unique health risks

Zambia approves imports of GMO-derived foods shown to pose no unique health risks

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has granted three permits to Gatbro International Limited and Zambian Brands Limited to import and ...
Uncertain future: Will Europe's Green Deal encourage or cripple crop gene-editing innovation?

Uncertain future: Will Europe’s Green Deal encourage or cripple crop gene-editing innovation?

The EU Green Deal and its Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity Strategies stipulate ambitious policy objectives that will fundamentally impact agricultural businesses ...
Europe ‘systematically ignored’ risks of GM crops approved for import? Food safety officials, anti-GMO groups battle over EU’s biotech crop rules

Europe ‘systematically ignored’ risks of GM crops approved for import? Food safety officials, anti-GMO groups battle over EU’s biotech crop rules

Testbiotech has published a new report providing evidence that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is intentionally keeping significant risks ...
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Bayer asks federal judge to toss lawsuit demanding cancer warning label on glyphosate weedkiller

Monsanto is again asking a Delaware judge to toss a lawsuit that demands a cancer warning label on its weedkiller ...
Viewpoint: ‘A big mistake’: How Europe's pro-organic Farm to Fork initiative will harm consumers and farmers

Viewpoint: ‘A big mistake’: How Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork initiative will harm consumers and farmers

The targets set as part of the “Farm to Fork” strategy could have disastrous consequences for the [EU’s] economy as ...
Anti-GMO group Food Sovereignty Ghana sues government to block GM, insect-resistant cowpea distribution

Anti-GMO group Food Sovereignty Ghana sues government to block GM, insect-resistant cowpea distribution

Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) [appeared January 27] before the Human Rights High Court One of the Republic of Ghana at ...
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Biotech experts praise France for challenging Europe’s ‘obsolete’ crop gene-editing rules

The French Association of Plant Biotechnologies (AFBV), which brings together a hundred researchers and experts in the field of green ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental groups attack latest crop gene-editing innovations misusing scientifically outdated 20-year-old anti-GMO arguments

“Gene stacking”—the process of modifying several genes or traits instead of just one—has been around many years. “Golden Rice,” engineered ...
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India’s scientists urge government to approve gene-edited crops to help battle yield losses

Unlike transgenic technology, in which genes from other organisms are inserted for developing better crops, the CRISPR-Cas9 technique makes it ...
With bioengineered food labels showing up in stores, here’s what you should know about GMOs

With bioengineered food labels showing up in stores, here’s what you should know about GMOs

While “genetic engineering” is the term typically used by scientists, you will start seeing the “bioengineered” label on some of ...
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USDA, Health and Human Services reach agreement to bring US animal gene-editing rules ‘into the 21st century’

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Assistant Secretary ...
USDA approves GM petunias engineered to produce orange flowers

USDA approves GM petunias engineered to produce orange flowers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) [January 19 announced] the deregulation of petunia ...
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Podcast: GMOs = colonialism? CRISPR-edited eggs; sustainable shoes made from fungi

Distribution of genetically engineered crops to developing countries proves that "colonialism in science is still alive and well," alleges one ...
Streamlining animal biotech rules unlikely as FDA rejects USDA proposal to take over regulation, citing ‘potential health repercussions’

Streamlining animal biotech rules unlikely as FDA rejects USDA proposal to take over regulation, citing ‘potential health repercussions’

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn has told the Health and Human Services Department that he would refuse to ...
CRISPR crops ‘aren’t GMOs,’ France says, challenging EU’s strict gene-editing regulations

CRISPR crops ‘aren’t GMOs,’ France says, challenging EU’s strict gene-editing regulations

France sees crops developed using gene-editing techniques as different to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and opposes a European Union court ...
Can Biden's USDA bring America's animal gene-editing rules into the 21st century?

Can Biden’s USDA bring America’s animal gene-editing rules into the 21st century?

I am in perhaps a somewhat rare position regarding the contemplated USDA regulatory framework, as I actually have several animals ...
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Africa biotech setback: Tanzania suspends GM crop research, ending trials of insect-resistant corn and virus-resistant cassava

Agriculture minister Prof Adolf Mkenda made the announcement on [January 12] at the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) Mikocheni centre ...
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Viewpoint: UK decision to rescind neonics pesticide restrictions a welcome win for science

Activists like George Monbiot and Dave Goulson are parroting their environmental allies when it comes to neonics, but the science ...
'Back to the future': The case for returning to risk-based animal gene-editing regulations

‘Back to the future’: The case for returning to risk-based animal gene-editing regulations

So what is the USDA’s proposal for the regulation of genetically engineered animals? In a nutshell, it proposes moving regulation ...
Viewpoint: Europe’s double standard—politicians celebrate genetically engineered COVID vaccines, but prohibit use of GM crops

Viewpoint: Europe’s double standard—politicians celebrate genetically engineered COVID vaccines, but prohibit use of GM crops

“These are fantastic results,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson enthused, as politicians across Europe queued up to praise [COVID vaccine] ...
GM chickpea could halt drought-fueled yield declines

GM chickpea could halt drought-fueled yield declines

In the long run, [a new line of drought-tolerant] transgenic chickpea can contribute to the decrease of annual chickpea yield ...
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Viewpoint: Are GMOs a corporate ploy to colonize developing countries? Is vitamin-A enhanced Golden Rice a plot by ‘Western entities’ to control global agriculture? Here are the facts bungled in Slate commentary.

Western scientists who introduce biotech crops into developing nations are paternalistic colonizers. While they claim to be helping farmers in ...
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