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Sequencing finds antibiotic resistance in bacteria moving from livestock to humans

Scientists use genetics to uncover the "smoking gun" in the crossing-over of antibiotic resistance from livestock to human ...

Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets

The following is an edited excerpt. A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may ...

Honey bee brain impacted by pesticides

The following is an edited excerpt. Two new studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees' ability to learn following ...

Egypt: Proponents of biotech agriculture discuss merits of GM crops

The following is an excerpt. A conference discussing the merits of genetically modified crops took place Sunday at Cairo University’s ...

Nigeria: President urged to sign Agricutlural Biotechnology Bill

The following is an excerpt. Senator Bukola Saraki has urged President Goodluck Jonathan, to, as a matter of urgency, give ...
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Monsanto Protection Act? Separating the facts from the fury

The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" is hardly the “most dangerous food act ever” or a “terrifying piece of policy," as ...

Jane Goodall, anti-GMO writers show profound ignorance of basic biology

The following is an edited excerpt. It’s a sad day for the reality-based community, within the critiques of Jane Goodall’s new ...

Bioscience should underpin African agriculture, meeting hears

The following is an excerpt. Bioscience projects including ones that turn tannery waste into manure can improve crop productivity and food ...

Monsanto to waive some GMO soy royalties in Paraguay-farmers

The following is an excerpt. Monsanto Co has agreed to waive the collection of royalties for the use of technology ...

Hawaii latest state to back away from mandatory GMO labeling

The following is an excerpt. The Hawaii Senate committees on agriculture, consumer protection and health talked tough on Genetically Modified ...

My war against GM crops

The following is an edited excerpt. In the late 1990s while on a visit to the USA I saw my ...

Peak farmland means more room for nature

The following is an edited excerpt. “Humanity now stands at Peak Farmland, and the 21st century will see release of ...

Big Agriculture flexes its muscle

The following is an edited excerpt. Congress holds the purse strings, but who holds Congress these days when it comes ...

Monsanto teams up with Congress to shred the constitution

The following is an excerpt. Our founding fathers, white maleness aside, did get a few things right. One of them ...

GMOs are one solution to an ancient puzzle

The following is an excerpt. For decades now, GMOs have been railed against for producing food aplenty, but at grave ...

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 ...

Can a genetically modified potato fight off blight?

The following is an edited excerpt. Ewen Mullins is the face of modern Ireland: Young, cosmopolitan, highly educated, he is ...

Heath hits out at ‘international hypocrisy’ on GM

The following is an edited excerpt. Farming Minister David Heath has hit out at the ‘international hypocrisy’ he claims exists ...

Genetic analysis saves major apple-producing region of Washington State

The following is an edited excerpt. In August 2011, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were presented with a ...

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 ...