With food security in mind, India’s Agriculture Minister plans push for GM crops

Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has said the lack of a cohesive governmental policy on genetically modified (GM) crops could harm ...

Genetic development may protect the Maasai people of Africa

The Maasai are a very special people who live primarily from farming and livestock activities in Kenya and Tanzania. They ...

Kenya divided on use of GM crops

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), a semi-autonomous government research institution, recently announced that after years of trials, genetically modified ...

Will Prop 37 cost California agriculture $1.2 billion?

Proposition 37 would result in $1.2 billion in higher costs for farmers and food processors, higher prices for consumers and ...

India: Give up the fear of GM crops, says Indian farmer

The parliamentary committee report on genetically modified (GM) organisms is an attempt to give a quiet burial to biotechnology in ...

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

The European Green Party and the European GMO-free Regions Network is meeting with politicians, scientists, EU institutions and businesses in ...

Controversial GM potato trial to yield results in weeks

A controversial study into the environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in Oak Park, Co Carlow, is expected to ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...

DNA test to guarantee Irish pigmeat

A NOVEL paternity test for pigs has been introduced to determine if meat sold as Irish actually comes from Irish ...

Zambia: State refutes GMO importation claim

Government says reports that the country is being fed by Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) is mere speculation. Deputy Minister of ...

Is bug resistant GM corn losing its effectiveness?

There’s “mounting evidence” that Monsanto Co. (MON) corn that’s genetically modified to control insects is losing its effectiveness in the ...

Paraguay bets on genetically modified soy and corn

Paraguay will approve Monsanto's genetically modified Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds before the end of this year along with new ...

Plant biotechnologists “time travel” with their use of chemicals

In the last few months there have been two examples where we have seen brand new biotech crops that are ...
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Organic myth: No evidence that expensive ‘natural’ foods are healthier or better for the environment

There is remarkably little difference in nutritional value or risk for bacterial contamination between more expensive organic and conventional foods ...

GM government panel warns New Zealand that it could miss the GM bus

New Zealand has been issued an ultimatum by GM heavyweights - change our tune on genetically modified food or watch ...

In the European Union, there is a call for “evidence, not emotion” on GM foods

Professor Anne Glover said Europe could only achieve sustainable intensification if we become more open-minded. “What we do now will ...

Single gene has major impact on gaits in horses and in mice

Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in a single ...

Africa: Ghana sets up Biosafety Authority to regulate GM foods

A national bio-safety authority, to regulate and oversee the application of modern biotechnology, is to be established soon in Ghana, ...

GM foods unlikely to concern Wal-Mart shoppers, says industry expert

Despite a media storm and several petitions asking Wal-Mart Storesnot to sell genetically modified sweet corn, industry experts say the ...

Chinese scientists crack the genome of diploid cotton

The international research team led by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI have completed the genome sequence and analysis ...

GMOs: Is food science growing up in Europe as America goes backwards?

For more than a decade, Europe has been as anti-science as can be imagined regarding genetically modified organisms — consumer ...

Big steps towards GM for India: Plans to set up institution for ag biotechnology

India is a country that continues to struggle with the adoption of genetically modified crops. Some groups within the country ...

New Zealand: ‘GE Jamboree’ upsets the Greens

The Greens are outraged by the Government spending $100,000 to host an international agricultural biotechnology conference ...
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GMOs and California: To label or not to label?

Steve Savage, a plant pathologist working with agricultural technology, gives his explanation of why voters should absolutely vote 'no' on ...

Anti-GM acitivists say spread of genes from GM rice “slow but unavoidable”

GM crop genes, such as those designed for insect resistance, can spread through cross-pollination with wild plants surrounding farmers' fields ...

U-turn on GM in Turkey

Turkey's Food and Beverage Associations Federation (TGDF) has withdrawn applications to import 29 genetically modified (GM) food items due to ...

Genetically modified crops and livestock: Support divided

North American regulatory agencies have not yet approved genetically modified livestock for human consumption. The Enviropig project has ground to ...
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What if India says ‘no’ to GE food? Anti-biotech activist speaks out aginst GM food

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, made up of members of parliament (MPs) from across party lines, tabled its latest ...