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African agriculture: Antipathy to GM crops still strong in Zambia

Zambia has one of the strongest records of official opposition to GM crops in Africa. An official of the recently ...

Global farming goes biotech

Farmers using improved seeds and biotech crop varieties continue to see significant economic and on-farm environmental benefits, according to the ...

GM food research site hit by cyber attack

"The cyber-strike came after hundreds of protestors went to the agricultural research station in Hertfordshire to try to attack the ...

The future of food: GMOs

But most of the latest advancements in food technology go beyond dessert. Rather, scientists are motivated by an impending agricultural ...

Are Pro-GMO scientists against chemical pesticides?

Even scientists promoting Bt eggplant are against excessive and injudicious use of chemical pesticides. In a press release, Dr. Emiliana ...

Africa: Biosafety regulators urged to strengthen links

In efforts to harmonise national biosafety regulations across Africa, the links between national regulatory authorities and key stakeholders must be ...

Survey: Most see no need for biotech info on food labels

A new survey shows very few Americans cite biotechnology as an information need on food labels. Neither are most consumers ...

Mexican farmers block Monsanto law

Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents ...
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Soviet entrepreneur holds fate of GM salmon

If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government ...

The Geek Manifesto on GM crops

On Sunday, an anti-GM crop group called Take the Flour Back is planning a “day of mass decontamination” at the ...

European activists link up against GM wheat

Around 200 protestors from across the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium have been marching against the return of open air ...

Nigeria: Activists flay genetically modified food

Environmental activists under the auspices of the 'Friends of the Earth Nigeria' have condemned the attempt by multinational agricultural companies ...

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique – Triple Pundit

Today marked the grand opening of the largest industrial park in Mozambique -and it’s got a sustainable edge to boot ...

Richmond passes ban on genetically engineered crops

Richmond council has passed a motion banning genetically modified plants and crops from being grown in the city, the first ...

U.S. Embassy partners to organize agricultural biotechnology workshop to promote awareness about GMOs

Funded by the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the workshop aims to create awareness of the bio-safety of ...

Dairy producers gain access to new genetic testing services

Canada’s dairy producers have long recognized the benefits of identifying desired genetic traits in their herds. Now, with the creation ...

Swaziland moving towards GM crop farming

SEA in partnership with the University of Swaziland, took the media on an educational tour of genetically modified crops in ...

GM products imported into Swaziland illegally

Despite the fact that Swaziland does not have a bio-safety law, genetically modified (GM) products are being imported into the ...

Farmers challenge GM trials on BBC’s Newsnight

Conventional wheat farmer Peter Lundgren will join other GM sceptics in a public debate on Rothamsteds GM wheat trial hosted ...

Destroy GMO-tainted papaya crops, researcher says

Academics yesterday called on the Agriculture Department to destroy farms growing Hawaiian papaya in Kanchanaburi province after a recent study ...

Specialty crop group petitions EPA on herbicide-resistant crops

A coalition within the U.S. specialty crop industry has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health ...

Government scientists won’t stop field-testing of BT eggplant

Government scientists will continue field testing a genetically modified eggplant despite the Supreme Court’s (SC) issuance of a writ of ...

Bt eggplant safe for humans, environment says study

Studies conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that the genetically modified eggplant being tested in the country is ...

The upside of Frankenfood: Can GM crops reduce global food insecurity?

Last month, when I summarized the views of Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard, on ...

Who influences GMO approvals?

An article from the Harvard Business School proposes a theory about what factors influence how genetically modified crops are approved ...

Decision due on GM potato trial

Sir, – It’s not often these days that one finds oneself in agreement with virtually anything said by a government ...

Court battle for GM buffer zone

Steve Marsh, of Kojonup in Western Australia, lost his organic certification for almost 70 per cent of his 478ha farm ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...