Dairy producers gain access to new genetic testing services

Canada’s dairy producers have long recognized the benefits of identifying desired genetic traits in their herds. Now, with the creation ...

Swaziland moving towards GM crop farming

SEA in partnership with the University of Swaziland, took the media on an educational tour of genetically modified crops in ...

GM products imported into Swaziland illegally

Despite the fact that Swaziland does not have a bio-safety law, genetically modified (GM) products are being imported into the ...

Farmers challenge GM trials on BBC’s Newsnight

Conventional wheat farmer Peter Lundgren will join other GM sceptics in a public debate on Rothamsteds GM wheat trial hosted ...

Destroy GMO-tainted papaya crops, researcher says

Academics yesterday called on the Agriculture Department to destroy farms growing Hawaiian papaya in Kanchanaburi province after a recent study ...

Specialty crop group petitions EPA on herbicide-resistant crops

A coalition within the U.S. specialty crop industry has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health ...

Government scientists won’t stop field-testing of BT eggplant

Government scientists will continue field testing a genetically modified eggplant despite the Supreme Court’s (SC) issuance of a writ of ...

Bt eggplant safe for humans, environment says study

Studies conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that the genetically modified eggplant being tested in the country is ...

Who influences GMO approvals?

An article from the Harvard Business School proposes a theory about what factors influence how genetically modified crops are approved ...

Decision due on GM potato trial

Sir, – It’s not often these days that one finds oneself in agreement with virtually anything said by a government ...

Court battle for GM buffer zone

Steve Marsh, of Kojonup in Western Australia, lost his organic certification for almost 70 per cent of his 478ha farm ...

The upside of Frankenfood: Can GM crops reduce global food insecurity?

Last month, when I summarized the views of Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard, on ...

Monsanto’s deep roots in Washington

Love it or hate it -- and there are plenty of people on either side -- the company controls much ...
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A chance to move the GM debate on

Will something come of it after all? On Tuesday, crop scientists at one of Britain's leading agricultural centres pleaded with ...

GM crops still far from mass cultivation

Genetically-modified (GM) maize has yet to be grown en masse as there is still a requirement for tests if the ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...

Beekeepers win ban on GMOs in Poland

Monsanto’s Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in Poland following ...

Why is the Gates Foundation helping Monsanto push GMOs?

Monsanto and the Gates Foundation claim genetically modified crops will revolutionize agriculture in Kenya, but critics warn the technology is ...

Molecular genetics helps ‘undress’ mutton

Under the supervision of Murdoch agricultural scientist Professor David Pethick, he borrowed an idea from molecular genetics to test the ...

GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market

In April 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) informed that there had been no final experiment result ...

Africa: Global and national resistance to GMOs

Our focus in this presentation is on modern biotechnology in crops and animal species. Traditional biotechnology is as old as ...

Canadian geneticist discovers secret behind the blond-haired Solomon Islanders

The discovery of a gene mutation that gives some Soloman Islanders platinum blond hair has important implications for medicine and ...
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Opinions on genetic engineering that aren’t worth a bean

Just in time for Earth Day in April, a Stanford Magazine article about the farming of soybeans offered a rich ...

Misplaced protest against GMO

Plant scientists at Rothamsted Research, a complex of buildings and fields in Hertfordshire, UK, that prides itself on being the ...

Kenya to get 249 million GMO technology boost

KENYA is set to benefit from a US $ 3 million grant seeking to enhance knowledge sharing and awareness on ...

GM crops and Africa: Agricultural potential

Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard. Juma ...

Seed size Is controlled by maternally produced small RNAs

Seed size is controlled by small RNA molecules inherited from a plant’s mother, a discovery from scientists at The University ...
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Combating depression with green care therapies

One example of a promising but under-studied therapy is "green care" or "care farming," a type of intervention that uses ...