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The future of Iowa agriculture: Genetic engineering

The following is an edited excerpt. I grew up on a small — by today’s standards — dairy farm in ...

What have the human nutrition studies on Golden Rice shown?

The following is an edited excerpt.  Human nutrition studies help us understand how well the beta carotene in Golden Rice ...
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Italy: Agriculture minister wants GMOs banned

Italian ag minister wants to ban the cultivation of GMOs, with with backing from the Italian health and environment ministers ...

Stop GM and you’ll watch people die

The following is an edited excerpt. In the 1950s, Norman Borlaug introduced new genes into wheat and rice that increased ...

FDA assures safety of GM food products in market in Phillipines

The following is an edited excerpt. FDA Director General Kenneth Hartigan Go said those GM foods have passed food safety ...

Speedy soybean approvals revive fears in China about GE food

The following is an edited excerpt.  The Ministry of Agriculture's recent approval of imports of three new kinds of genetically ...

A Filipino mother and farmer wants to place GE eggplant on her table

The following is an edited excerpt. Do judges know better than mothers what their children should eat? In the Philippines, apparently ...
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University student scientist view of crop biotech safety critics: Where’s the beef?

Cornell University graduate student in Plant Sciences, Gonzalo Pizarro, whose research revolves around molecular biology, provides this week's special guest ...

UK environmental secretary: We must lead the world in GE crops

The following is an edited excerpt. UK Environmental Secretary, Owen Paterson, delivered a speech about genetically engineered crops at the ...

GE sugar beets destroyed in southern Oregon; FBI investigating

The following is an edited excerpt. Federal investigators are asking the public to help solve middle-of-the-night crimes that left ruined ...

The search for Monsanto’s rogue GM wheat

The following is an edited excerpt. On May 29 the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that a ...
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USDA approves Non-GMO Project’s label claims

In a first for the U.S., the Agriculture Department has approved the Non-GMO project's labels for meat and liquid egg ...
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The dangers of condescension in the GM debate

The UK's Environmental Minister needs to reframe his proposed GM discussion if he wants to avoid a slow-motion train wreck ...

Organic Consumer Association issues threat to Congressional candidates on GE labeling

The following is an edited excerpt. Just when you thought the crazies over at the Organic Consumer’s Association (OCA) couldn’t ...

And the winner of the World Food Prize Is … the man from Monsanto

The following is an edited excerpt. Ever heard of the ? It's sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and ...

India: Field trials cleared for GM rice, wheat, maize, and other crops

The following is an edited excerpt. It's the future of food. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, under the environment ministry, ...
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World Food Prize goes to those who made GM plants possible

The "Nobel Prize of food" has been given to three biotech pioneers -- including an executive from Monsanto ...

CNN features outrageous anti-GE views

The following is an edited excerpt. The latest frightful example of GE fear-mongering aired Monday on CNN. It was a ...
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Biotechnology must remain part of EU-US trade negotiations

Biotech crops are a sticking point in free-trade negotiations between the US and European Union ...

Meet Calestous Juma, Africa’s GE crop ‘optimist’

The following is an edited excerpt. When Calestous Juma was 9 years old, floods inundated his family’s village. Port Victoria ...

Resistance to biotech is robbing consumers of affordable food

The following is an edited excerpt. When a farmer discovered biotech wheat on a remote field in eastern Oregon in ...

Careless farming could cost us benefits of GM crops

The following is an edited excerpt. Resistance is far from futile. Agricultural pests are evolving immunity to the toxins in ...
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The organic hepatitis outbreak: We need organic field testing

A recent outbreak of hepatitis A infections from the consumption of organic frozen berries highlights the problem with the organic ...
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Supreme court limits gene patents in mixed ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the ability of companies to patent human genetic sequences ...

British Science Minister: Europe must back GM or just be an old-tech museum

The following is an excerpt. Britain is urging the European Union to ease restrictions on genetically modified crops and other ...

Ukraine to grow GM feed crops

The following is an excerpt. Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy is to start a pilot project producing forage crops using ...
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Nature Biotechnology analysis lashes French politicians for feeding anti-biotech fever

In March 2012, the French government issued an emergency ban on a GM strain of corn “to protect the environment." ...

Ireland: blight-resistant GM potato study to begin second phase

The following is an excerpt. Teagasc hopes to begin planting out more than 5,000 potato plants in the next two weeks, ...