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“Monsanto Protection Act” extended by U.S. House vote

The U.S. House has voted to extend Section 735 on GM crops. A coalition of anti-GM groups has asked the ...

Ghana begins testing for GM cotton production

The western African country of Ghana has begun testing four genetically modified (GM) crops, including cotton, for commercial production. The ...
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The Italian job: Farmers facing pests pay dearly for Europe’s anti-GM stance

Despite insect infestation threatening their crops, Italy recently became the ninth country in the EU to eliminate the possibility of ...

Misgivings about how a weed killer affects the soil

ALTON, Iowa — The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field ...

‘Curbs on GM crop trials have paralysed seed industry’

With uncertainty dogging trials of genetically modified crops, the Indian seed industry is in a state of limbo, Chairman of ...

New corn rootworm traits will help farmers control underground pests

Corn farmers have experienced some cases of corn-rootworm resistance to new biotech traits, but the incidents have not been widespread ...

Labeling GM foods in Washington: “Science doesn’t support I-522”

Initiative 522 on Washington’s November general election ballot — to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods — should be ...

Pakistan: Scientific truth about agri biotechnology

Introduction of new technologies has always been resisted in any field by the people who are the beneficiaries of the ...
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Genetically engineered animals: Are they the future?

As a University of California, Davis researcher explains, the technology used to genetically engineer crops may soon find an important ...

Scientists use gene editing to dehorn dairy cattle

In groundbreaking research, University of Minnesota scientists have used a modified gene editing system to produce horn-free dairy cattle genetics ...
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Oxitec’s GM olive fly first GM insect to undergo field evaluations in EU

Oxitec has developed a GM olive fly that could be a tool in ending the devastation that olive flies bring ...
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Reaffirming commitment to science, AAAS condemns Golden Rice vandalism

Standing up for GMOs, a group of the world's top scientists have come together, through the American Association for the ...

Africa shouldn’t take GM crops lightly, but neither can it ignore their potential

In the unlikely event that I had forgotten just how controversial and polarizing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are, the past few days ...

USDA will not take action in case of GMO alfalfa contamination

The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer's non-GMO alfalfa crop constitutes a ...
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Bangladesh gets closer to approving GM eggplant

The envy of their neighbors in India, Bangladesh inches closer to approving Bt brinjal (eggplant), a crop that will drastically ...

USDA weighing options in Washington GMO alfalfa contamination case

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is evaluating whether or not to take action in the case of a Washington state ...

What does it mean to be genetically modified?

Driving through corn and soybean fields in Wisconsin, Amanda Maxham, Ph.D, a writer and Research Associate with the Ayn Rand ...

Kenya: Ignore propaganda and lift GMO import ban

It is unfortunate that despite well-documented benefits of modern agricultural biotechnology towards improving food security, alleviating poverty, and enhancing socio-economic ...

Careful practices keep GMO and conventional alfalfa separate, farmer says

Washington State agriculture officials announced today that genetically modified alfalfa was found in a field where it shouldn’t have been ...
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Grist’s Nathanael Johnson: Who is really benefiting from GMOs?

Grist's Nathanael Johnson continues his GMO series, investigating who is seeing the real benefits of GMOs. He consults lawyers, economists ...
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The Salmon Dialogue: What’s the future of sustainable, genetically engineered foods?

Elliot Entis, founder of AquaBounty, and Paul Greenberg, author of the best selling Four Fish: The Future of the Last ...
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Governmental regulation hurts SynthBio more than IP rights

Corporations and their patents are not significant barriers to synthetic bio food security technologies. Rather, the primary barrier will be ...
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Washington’s I-522 is an inefficient effort at GM transparency

A former dairy farmer and an agricultural economist from Washington State weigh in on their reasons why consumers should not ...

Tanzania: Government to endorse GM maize trials soon?

LOCAL seeds experts are optimistic about government move to allow field trials of genetically engineered maize which has already proved ...

Anti-GM NGO supports Union of Concerned Scientists in spat over science credos

The magazine "Boston Review" has published in its September issue "a forum" on GM crops. The "forum" kicked off with ...

Is the Philippines the most ‘GMO-friendly’ country in Southeast Asia?

While Golden Rice is still being tested, a total of 44 GMOs have been approved by the government: 40 for ...

Kauai’s economy heavily influenced by seed companies

Seed companies on Kauai are a political “hot potato” but according to the numbers they are majors employers that bring ...

Testing of GMO rice back on track in the Philippines, scientists say

The Philippine government’s golden rice research project has not been delayed, despite last month’s destruction of a test area in ...