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Call to action: Grist reevaluates crop biotechnology; It’s time the rest of journalism does too

Grist is taking a bold step in reevaluating its anti-GE stance. It's the latest in many milestones for reason and ...

Argentina cuts GM red tape

The following is an edited excerpt. Argentina has streamlined its biotech crop regulatory framework to ensure neither red tape nor ...

UK: Chief horticulture scientist backs calls to lift GM crop restrictions

The following is an edited excerpt. The UK's Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chief scientist Professor Ian Crute has ...

The idea of open-sourcing GE attracts more interest

The following is an edited excerpt. Frederick Kaufman has penned a provocative article for Slate's Future Tense column in which ...

Deep pockets and enablers behind anti-GM crop destroyers

Within hours of the FBI news release about the recent Oregon sugar beet vandalism, activists and promoters of “natural” products ...
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Open-source GM: Separating Monsanto from modification

Open-source GMOs will "help fight climate change and stick one in Monsanto’s eye." ...

As resistance to GE corn grows, insecticide use surges

Across the Midwestern corn belt, a familiar battle has resumed, hidden in the soil. On one side are tiny, white ...

Mystery lingers around origin of GE wheat in Oregon

When the fresh wheat samples arrived at her lab this spring, Carol Mallory-Smith, a weed scientist, didn’t know what to ...

A new anti-GE strategy: Go negative on rational thinking

If want to see a reasoned, rational debate on GMOs in Madagascar; the first place to start is with human ...

Mark Lynas: From GMO hater to supporter

While U.S. consumers are becoming increasingly more interested in where their food comes from and what goes into it, Europeans ...

Biotech in Hawaii: Visit to Monsanto Piilani farm on Maui

The following is an edited excerpt. I recently spent nine glorious days on the beautiful island of Maui in the ...

GE pioneer Roger Beachy: I got into biotech to reduce the use of chemical pesticides

One of the founding fathers of agricultural biotechnology, best-known for his pioneering research on virus-resistant plants, Dr Roger Beachy caught ...

Pakistan: Food Minister for using biotechnology to reduce food insecurity

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Hayat Khan Bosan on Monday stressed the need to promote biotechnology in ...
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Will European GM regulations survive new trade negotiations?

The EU's strict regulations on GM foods may be endangered in EU-US trade negotiations due to America's comparatively less stringent ...

Hawaiian farmers rally against GE ban

“I’m here to save my job,” the woman explained as she waved to a honking line of vehicles crawling by ...

Bangladesh: Use biotech to boost productivity

Gone are the days of conventional practices of cultivation reliant mostly on traditional knowledge handed down from generations. In Bangladesh, ...
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Eco-zealots want you to believe eating GM crops is dining with the devil

The Daily Mail offers a thorough summary of the GM issue, in particular its contentiousness in the UK ...
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Roseanne Barr Effect: Should crop biotechnology supporters engage science rejectionists?

Evidence shows that the more informed a person is the more entrenched their views become. What, then, is the best ...

India: Ag minister makes strong pitch for GE crops

The following is an edited excerpt. A strong pitch for genetically-modified (GM) crops revived again with agriculture minister Sharad Pawar ...

British attitudes to GE crops are still divided

The following is an edited excerpt. According to a Farmers Weekly survey, a majority (61%) of farmers in the UK ...

Uganda’s first GE bananas due In 2016

The following is an edited excerpt. Banana farmers and consumers in Uganda should expect to experience the first local genetically ...
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Anti-biotech activists would the let Hawaiian papaya go the way of the Dodo

In the 80s, Hawaii's papaya crop was almost wiped out by the ringspot virus. Today the crop thrives because most ...
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Anti-biotech activists would let Hawaiian papaya go the way of the Dodo

In the 80s, Hawaii's papaya crop was almost wiped out by the ringspot virus. Today the crop thrives because most ...
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Video: Pro-GE rally encircles Hilo, Hawaii government buildings

The following is an edited excerpt. A group comprised of a number of agricultural businesses, united in their opposition to ...

Farmers weigh in on GE crops, part four

The following is an edited excerpt 4.  Do you see GM seed in your sustainable farming future?  Even if you’re ...

GMOs in Italian artisan foods: Traditions impacted by biotech?

The following is an edited excerpt. Parmesan cheese and other beloved Italian food exports give the issue of genetically modified ...

Qatar: Pioneering genetic research on date palms

The following is an edited excerpt. Pioneering genetic research on date palms is progressing at the Qatar University Farm, located ...

Some sanity on genetically engineered foods

The following is an edited excerpt. Will wonders never cease? The British newspaper The Guardian has reported the sobering news ...