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Tanzania: Biotechnology to increase cotton production

The following is an excerpt. Recently, the Ministry of State in the Vice-President's Office (Environment) convened a meeting for stakeholders ...
GMOlabel

Why scientists and science advocates shouldn’t fight the GM-labeling movement

Ramez Naam, a GLP contributor, makes the argument that -- despite the scientific evidence for the safety of genetically modified ...

Scientists try to reverse-engineer the tomato

The following is an edited excerpt. The modern supermarket tomato became damaged goods as part of the attempt to keep ...

Genetic engineering policy needs modification

The following is an excerpt. Writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Plant Science, scientists from Spain and the United ...

Why GMO supporters should embrace labels

The following is an excerpt. Keith Kloor has graciously given me the opportunity to guest post here again.  So let ...

Europe needs genetically engineered crops, scientists say

The following is an excerpt. The European Union cannot meet its goals in agricultural policy without embracing genetically engineered crops ...

Clive James: The go-to source for biotechnology crop data

The following is an excerpt. There’s only one place to find comprehensive global data on biotech crops, and it’s not ...
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Media mangles latest biotech innovation—hornless cows

Despite exaggerated claims from various media outlets over the weekend, the innovations that led to the hornless dairy cow are ...

EU GMO policy paradox: Farmers can’t plant GM corn, but it can be imported

The following is an excerpt. Europe needs to embrace genetically engineered crops or face economic decline, according to a group ...

Six reasons organic is NOT the most environmentally friendly way to farm

The following is an excerpt. Contrary to widespread consumer belief, organic farming is not the best way to farm from an environmental ...

Genetic modification, a hot topic at Food Dialogues

The following is an excerpt. As an estimated 20,000 people descended upon Chicago for the annual BIO convention, assembling to ...

Let’s protect biotech crops from environmental zealots

The following is an excerpt. President Barack Obama signed a six-month funding bill on March 27 to little fanfare, with ...

Genetic modification, a hot topic at food dialogues: Part one

The following is an excerpt. Amid the enormous Chicago-based BIO convention, USFRA gathers stakeholders to talk about GM crops and ...

Global economic benefits of GM crops reach almost $100 billion

The following is an excerpt. In a press release by PG Economics, biotech crops on its sixteenth year of commercialization has delivered ...

Canada: Genetically modified food is welcome innovation

The following is an excerpt. Innovation is key to keeping Canada’s agricultural sector strong and science-based regulatory systems ensure that ...
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Greener than green: Biotech and the future of agriculture (Part II)

Has the promise of the agricultural biotech revolution been oversold? Why are so many otherwise progressive thinkers so resistant to ...

Eating GMO pickles will not turn any body part bald

The GLP apologizes for any confusion caused when we posted the satirical article mentioned below in our Daily Digest without ...

GMOs good for Africa’s development, says Harvard don

The following is an excerpt. technology and genetic engineering have the potential to do for agriculture what mobile technology has ...

Canada: Organic farmers, opposition ask feds to stall genetically-modified alfalfa sales

The following is an excerpt. Organic farmers are calling on the federal government to put the brakes on the commercial ...

Why Tanzania must accelerate agricultural biotechnology research

The following is an excerpt. When Dr. Joseph Ndunguru of Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute speaks about cutting edge science, he ...

Monsato debate takes root over genetic modification of seeds

The following is an excerpt. Farmer Dale Baker of Huntsburg Township understands the growing and business sides of the farming ...

Is conventional corn worth considering?

The following is an excerpt.  Carter Charles manages insects and weeds in his cornfields near Cyrus, Minn., without the benefit of ...
The Infinite Resource

Greener than green: Biotech and the future of agriculture (Part I)

Here in the first of a two part series presented exclusively at the Genetic Literacy Project, Ramez Naam -- a ...

When a tomato is a just tomato

The following is an excerpt. Another paper comparing organic and conventional tomatoes (sort of) was published in PLOS One on ...

Fears of GMOs based on ‘commercial politics’, says Gates director

The following is an excerpt. European fear of genetically modified organisms has more to do with “commercial politics than it ...

Wild parent spawns super salt-tolerant rice

The following is an excerpt. Farmers are set to reclaim salt-ravaged land thanks to a single rice plant born of ...

Report on U.S. meat sounds alarm on resistant bacteria

The following is an excerpt. More than half of samples of ground turkey, pork chops and ground beef collected from ...

Farmers would welcome policy on genetically modified seed

The following is an excerpt. The Bermuda Farmers Association has called for a new policy on genetically modified seeds following ...