Combating crop diseases

Fusarium graminearum is a notorious fungus that infects major crops, such as wheat, barley and corn, causing significant economic hardship ...
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Elephant grass used for energy

An Ontario company wants to help turn elephant grass into electrons at a biomass plant proposed for Hantsport. Pro Farm ...

Genetically modified crops shrink farming’s pesticide footprint, says GM supporter

No wonder modern apocalyptic mythology about agriculture, sinister stories about pesticides and assertions that genetic engineering of crops break a ...

Food and Agriculture Organization official urges Zambia to accept GM

Zambia has consistently expressed its official opposition to GM crops, but as elsewhere in Africa, the pressure to adopt them ...
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Cross-pollination of genetically modified food

When I first came across the topic of genetically modified food, I instantly imagined oversized vegetables on a crusade to ...

Why genetically modified corn in Pakistan?

Biotechnology, an evolution of traditional agricultural methods and the fastest adopted crop technology in history, is not new to Pakistan ...

Use of GM to produce sterile male insects

Scientists at a British company have been able to genetically modify the Diamondback moth, one of the world’s most damaging ...

Italy: GMO field to be destroyed after being authorized 14 years ago

An experimental field of GMO plants, authorized in 1998 in Italy, is going to be destroyed during the next few ...

Africa: Gov’t takes measures to increase cotton production

The Government of Ghana has pledge its commitment towards the increment of cotton production in the country. To this end, ...

Campaign to label biotech foods a waste of time and money, says GM supporter

Occasionally you just have to stop and ask yourself what the public has against scientific progress; especially when it comes ...
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USDA decides to fully deregulate sugar beets

The Department of Agriculture has found that GM beet crop, whose partial deregulation in 2005 was suspended by a federal ...

GM corn needs bigger refuges to slow pest resistance

Genetically modified crops that produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have reduced reliance on insecticide sprays since ...

Roundup Ready beets move closer to deregulation

A U.S. Department of Agriculture statement issued Friday marked another step that could fully deregulate Roundup Ready sugar beets, potentially ...

GM crops imperative to improve agri productivity

The agriculture experts and scientists have termed the adoption of modern agricultural technology vital to improve the productivity of agriculture ...
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Fifth generation farmer defends biotechnology

A handful of outspoken activists are attempting to slow down or ban the use of biotechnology. To support their ideological ...
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Unraveling the corn genome

Corn has come a long way in 8,000 years, and genetic progress is poised to accelerate further as scientists gain ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...