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Video: ‘Technology freedom—we want, we want’: Farmers protest India’s GMO crop restrictions

5,000 farmers in India staged a protest to demand access to GMO crops, with some risking up to five years ...
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Guatemalan coffee growers battling deadly plant fungus, stiff competition abandon farms for US

Guatemala’s coffee farmers are at the mercy of one of the world’s most volatile commodity markets. Over the past two ...
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Austria considers ban on Bayer’s weed killer Roundup as heated glyphosate-cancer debate continues

Austria is heading toward a likely ban of glyphosate this year after the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) backed the Social ...
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President Trump signs executive order that aims to streamline approvals for gene-edited and GMO crops, animals

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on [June 11] directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for ...
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Viewpoint: The ‘assault on science’ and human welfare by eco-activists who reject agricultural technology as ‘corporate subterfuge’

a dangerous anti-science mindset is cementing itself into our problem-based policy approaches ...
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Swaziland (eSwatini) finds success with GMO cotton

The chief executive officer of the Swaziland Cotton Board is urging African leaders to put their political egos aside and ...
EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

EU vegetable oil producers join 26 farm, science organizations calling for updated CRISPR crops rules

Plant breeding innovations need to be treated differently to GMOs in order to leverage their potential to contribute to sustainability ...
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Viewpoint: Welcome to California, where coffee causes—and prevents—cancer

California's Proposition 65, which began its miserable life as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, now has ...
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Viewpoint: Guardian (UK) ‘Toxic America’ series: Anti-chemical activism masquerades as science journalism

So far, they’ve published no article by or in-depth interview with an actual scientist ...
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10% of India’s 12.2 million cotton hectares came from illegal GMO seeds in 2018

A farm group said its members had planted a variety of genetically modified cotton seeds which have not been approved ...
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Wheat producers urge EPA to reject activist petition banning pre-harvest glyphosate use on oats

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on a September 2018 petition from several special interest groups to ...
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Arkansas must reconsider Monsanto lawsuit challenging dicamba herbicide rules, state Supreme Court says

A lawsuit by Monsanto against the state’s restrictions on the use of dicamba raised valid points and should be reconsidered, ...
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Maine, largest salmon farming state, won’t produce GMO AquAdvantage fish

Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon ...
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Unapproved GMO wheat discovered on Washington state farm, USDA says

The USDA is investigating the discovery of genetically engineered wheat found in an unplanted Washington state farm field. The exact ...
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EPA moves to streamline process for evaluating pesticide impacts on endangered species

[June 6] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler hosted [a panel of federal regulators] to discuss improving the ...
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Widespread plastic use in organic farming raises tough sustainability questions

Plastic is under attack these days for the environmental problems it causes. But sustainability-minded shoppers might not be aware that ...
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5,000 farmers to plant illegal GMO cotton, eggplant in protest of India’s biotech crop rules

As many as 5,000 people are expected to come together in Maharashtra’s Akola district [June 10] for what will be ...
EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate 'conspiracy theories' threaten Europe with 'new middle ages'

EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate ‘conspiracy theories’ threaten Europe with ‘new middle ages’

Europe’s Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on [June 7] warned that conspiracy theories were winning the argument against science in Europe ...
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Many shoppers won’t use QR codes to access GMO food label information, study suggests

In 2016, thanks in part to consumer demand, Congress passed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, a federal mandate requiring ...
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Viewpoint: Does ‘doxxing’ attack on geneticist Kevin Folta represent new low in anti-GMO attacks on scientists?

In the minds of activists, it doesn't matter that Dr. Folta never acted illegally or unethically. The only thing that ...
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USDA proposes regulation ‘overhaul’ to streamline new biotech crop development

Many new genetically engineered crop traits would be exempt from regulation by the Agriculture Department under a sweeping rewrite of ...
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Viewpoint: UK bans neonic pesticides, then imports neonic-treated crops at expense of its farmers

The key parts of any fully integrated [pest] management system are the building blocks which are integral to a balanced ...
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Bayer asks judge to overturn $80 million glyphosate-cancer verdict, citing evidence excluded from trial

Lawyers for Monsanto Co.’s parent company, Bayer AG, have asked the federal judge overseeing a batch of lawsuits accusing the ...
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A tale of two GMO crops: Why were omega-3 producing plants developed faster than golden rice?

One of the arguments that has been advanced to promote genetically engineered crops is that .... [c]rops could be engineered ...
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Kenya plants demonstrations of drought-tolerant, insect-resistant GMO maize

Kenyan scientists have planted demonstration plots in the country’s eastern and western regions to show how genetically modified (GM) maize ...
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Following debut of biotech firm Corteva, farm sector ‘more consolidated than ever’

Corteva Agriscience Inc.’s first day as a stand-alone company is a milestone in an agricultural deal making spree that has ...
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How NPR, Washington Post, Bloomberg and other media botched reporting on EPA’s ‘ban’ of 12 ‘bee-killing’ neonicotinoid insecticides

If headlines are the measure, groups claiming bees are endangered by misuse of pesticides just scored a significant victory ...
Nutritionally enhanced GMO crops could boost public health worldwide, so why have we developed so few?

Nutritionally enhanced GMO crops could boost public health worldwide, so why have we developed so few?

The potential for using genetic modification (GM) to enhance the nutritional composition of crops .... has been recognized since the ...