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Farm virus ‘can infect wild animals’

The following is an excerpt. A livestock virus sweeping through British sheep flocks and cattle herds has infected wild deer, ...

Monsanto likely to score Supreme Court win with far-reaching benefits for corporate farming

The following is an excerpt. On Feb. 19, 2013, the Supreme Court heard yet another Monsanto case. (And yet again, ...

GM crops have a role in sustainable agriculture

The following is an editorial summary. Dr. Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, associate dean of Education for Economic Development and Extension in ...

Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars

The following is an excerpt. Tomatoes grown on organic farms accumulate higher concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated ...

We broke the tomato, and we’re using science to fix it

The following is an edited excerpt. Thanks to decades of breeding, the modern agricultural tomato has a lot of properties ...

Lawmakers expect legal challenge if Vermont’s GMO label bill passes

The following is an excerpt. Under a bill gaining support in the Statehouse, Vermont could be the first state in ...
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Bowman v. Monsanto: Supremes unsympathetic to farmer’s deception

In the battle over GM seeds and their progeny, the Supreme Court appears to favor intellectual property rights ...

Western monopoly hinders sound policies on GM foods across Africa

The following is an excerpt. Genetically modified foods are a viable solution for struggling African countries if Western monopolies are ...
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Bowman v Monsanto: Genetic innovation in the crosshairs?

This week, the Supreme Court will bear witness to a square-off between a 75-year-old soybean farmer and the world's largest ...

India: Discredited Seralini paper wreaks havoc on GM debate

The following is an excerpt. India has become a flashpoint for the use of modern biotechnology in agriculture in the ...

Zimbabwe: Anti-GMO sentiment blocks import of inexpensive maize

The following is an excerpt. Poultry producers have appealed to the Agricultural Marketing Authority to review the ban on the ...

Seed giants sue U.S. farmers over GM seed patents in shocking numbers

The following is an excerpt. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 19 in "Bowman v. Monsanto Co.," a landmark court battle ...

Team-up: Organic farmer and geneticist promote cooperation for sustainability

The following is an excerpt. Raoul Adamchak and Pamela Ronald believe the key to sustainability in agriculture is not insisting ...

Groundbreaking tech — including GM — smothered by anti-technology ideologues

The following is an excerpt Groundbreaking new technologies commonly face intractable opposition from various quarters–often from vested interests or societal ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...

Plant scientists hope to use epigenetics to improve crops

The following is an excerpt. Plant scientists long have known they can alter crops genetically to improve performance; they’ve been ...

Northeast Organic Farm Association discusses GMOs at conference

The following is an excerpt. “They’ve got a beautiful package. They’ve got seeds that are resistant. They phase out the ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...

Environmentalists push for GMO labeling in Hawaii

The following is an excerpt. HONOLULU (AP) — Environmental groups are urging Hawaii lawmakers to require all genetically modified food ...
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The problem with GM is Big Business

The safety concerns of GM food will not go away while GMOs are developed for-profit, argues John Vidal, environment editor ...
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The problem with GM is Big Business

The safety concerns of GM food will not go away while GMOs are developed for-profit, argues John Vidal, environment editor ...
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The “GM genocide”: A case of misplaced blame

Approximately 16,000 farmers in India have committed suicide every year since 1995. A theory that blamed GM crops for the ...

Spider venom inspires new farming methods

The following is an excerpt. Producing food will undoubtedly get more difficult and expensive as the combined challenges of climate ...
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The “right time” to have children

Are older parents trading the financial security of age for increased risk of disorders like Down syndrome, multiple or premature ...