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Hawaii senate committees kill GMO labeling bill

The following is an edited excerpt. Three committees of the Hawaii Senate Thursday heard the House proposal to require labels ...
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Monsanto v. Monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies have been on a downward spiral for decades, and the most recent news stories report that monarch numbers ...

Tanzania: President wants GMOs taken aboard

The following is an excerpt President Jakaya Kikwete has called for change of negative mindset on the adoption of Genetically ...

Did Congress just give GMOs a free pass?

The following is an excerpt. Tucked inside a short-term funding measure that Congress approved Thursday is a provision that critics ...

Agriculture giants use emergency budget bill to sneak in big gifts for themselves

The following is an excerpt. On Wednesday, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through September ...

Ghana: Farmers receive education on modern biotechnology

Farmers noted that over the years several interventions of modern technology in increasing production were brought to their doorsteps yet ...

Researchers identify gene that allows corn to grow in poor conditions

The following is an edited excerpt. Approximately 30 percent of the world’s total land is too acidic to support crop ...

This protein could change biotech forever

The following is an edited excerpt. A tiny molecular machine used by bacteria to kill attacking viruses could change the ...

Philippines: Resistance to Golden Rice

The following is an excerpt. The Philippine Rice Institute (Philrice) has finished the field testing of golden rice in Camarines ...

Ugandans need law that bans GMOs, not promotes them

The following is an excerpt. I was compelled to write this article after learning that the government passed the National ...

Ireland: GM potato resists blight, not mistrust

The following is an edited excerpt. Ewen Mullins is a plant scientist whose work on a genetically modified potato inherently ...

Arrival of GM seeds in consumer catalogs heightens controversy

The following is an edited excerpt. Michael Kilpatrick thought he had found a neat new plant to enhance the gardens ...

China: Organic food has huge investment potential

The following is an edited excerpt. Affluent Chinese, alarmed by a slew of food safety problems in recent years, are ...
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Nitrogen-efficient crops: The holy grail of agricultural biotech?

Nitrogen fertilizers cost a tremendous amount of money, damage the environment, and drain the planet's resources -- and only about ...

A moral weight for the agricultural tool of biotechnology

The following is an edited excerpt. As Catholic cardinals selected Pope Francis in Rome on Wednesday, we watched an ancient ...

GM crops defended

The following is an edited excerpt. Professor Wayne Parrott says those who oppose crop-biotechnology based on anti-science views should spend ...

Seed giants’ initiatives to preserve monopoly on global food

The following is an edited excerpt. A report released yesterday by the non-profit ETC Group claims that six companies are ...
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Why it will take Whole Foods five years to solve GMO labeling

Some GMO labeling activists say 2018 is not soon enough for Whole Foods' GMO labeling mandates to kick in. Mike ...

Epigenetic mechanism may explain effects of mom’s nutrition on her children’s health

The following is an edited excerpt. Pioneering studies by U. S. Department of Agriculture-funded research molecular geneticist Robert A. Waterland ...

Indian Agriculture Minister favors strict GM field safety trials

The following is an excerpt. NEW DELHI: Agriculture Minister SharadPawar today said that agriculture scientists should be allowed to conduct field trials ...

The real seeds of deception

The following is an edited excerpt. In October, Dan Charles, NPR’s food and agriculture correspondent, wrote an excellent piece headlined: ...
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Twenty-year review: GM crops are safe

A review of two decades of research on transgenic crops has found transgenic crops no less safe than their traditional ...

The double standard for Golden Rice

The following is an edited excerpt. When I saw that NPR was doing a story on Golden Rice I was ...
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Is there really a science-based GMO controversy? False balance captures Discover magazine

Discover's cover story on the anti-biotech movement gives unwarranted weight to anti-GM activists and in the process raises questions about ...

Agricultural policies have a huge impact on nutrition

The following is an edited excerpt. India’s efforts to fight malnutrition may not bear fruit unless there is greater focus ...

Japan, seeking non-GM crops, will buy soybeans from Ukraine

The following is an edited excerpt.  Japan’s Sojitz Corp. said it will import Ukrainian soybeans for the first time as ...

Nigeria: Biotech will aid food security, alleviate poverty

The following is an excerpt. Application of biotechnology techniques in animal agriculture will improve livestock industry to adequately support food ...

Australia: Head of top agriculture forecasting body condemns GM bans

The following is an excerpt. Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences executive director Paul Morris said the ...