Africa: EC contributes 5 million euros to help farmers maintain crop diversity

The European Commission is contributing more than €5 million (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty ...

Science Minister: more focus needed on agricultural research, including GM

Britain must place a renewed focus on agricultural research including GM projects, or risk falling behind other countries like Brazil, ...

Just Label It urges defeat of Farmers Assurance Bill

Just Label It, the national coalition for genetically engineered (GE) food labeling, urged Americans to fight special interests in Washington ...

Shun pesticides and go organic, say activists

In a bid to eradicate pesticides from farming in India, the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) has started ...

New GM industry push in the UK

BBC Radio 4 reported in its headlines this morning that the Agriculture Biotechnology Council had published a new report "Going ...

Overcoming obstacles to GM crop adoption

This policy brief, published by the UK's Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), examines the potential benefits and challenges ...

Genetically modified grass blamed for mass cattle deaths in Texas

A form of genetically modified grass is being cited as the likely culprit in the sudden death of a herd ...

GMOs, fastest path to enhanced ag productivity in Africa

Executive Director at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Denis Kyetere, has said improved seeds, especially by genetic modification ...

Time for a re-think on GM crops?

What would it take to break the impasse on GM crops? That's a problem that has been exercising minds at ...
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Part 1: GMOs: Gene transfer is neither unnatural nor dangerous

Anti-agricultural biotech NGOs and activists raise a common and familiar set of fears in the campaign to get biotech foods ...

GE food labeling rejected by American Medical Association

The American Medical Association House of Delegates adopted a formal statement in opposition to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered, ...

GM crops may be grown during lawsuits

The House of Representatives voted this week to allow farmers to grow genetically modified crops from Monsanto while any lawsuits ...

Farmers call for promoting genetically-modified crops

Agricultural scientists on Thursday urged the government for policy interventions and promoting biotechnology and genetically-modified crops to meet the challenges ...

How Bt corn And Roundup ready soy work – And why they should not scare you

Last week I wrote about the anti-science campaign being waged by opponents of the use of genetically modified organisms in ...
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Australian farmer: Don’t let the biotech revolution leave us behind

In southern Australia, the soil there is some of the driest in all of the world. To cope with drought ...

Sorghum should be in the biofuel crop mix, experts say

Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and ...
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Genetically modified India

The debate over regulating genetically modified crops in India is back after two years of silence that followed the moratorium ...

Congress sides with Monsanto over GMO battle

Biotech giants Monsanto were awarded a victory by lawmakers in Washington this week after a congressional panel voted to let ...

Biofuel crops can bring invasive weed risk

One of the most popular biofuels crops is giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus). This fast-growing hybrid is unable to produce ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

Castor bean moving forward on new biodiesel crop opportunity

Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has been promoting the farming of castor bean, a seed producing plant that ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM has not delivered , says US AgResource head

GM has not delivered the yield benefits that were expected while higher seed costs eat into returns. "GM is a ...

Genetically modified crops encourage beneficial bugs

Environmentalists might one day run barefooted through insect-rich fields of genetically modified crops. At least, they might if the conclusions ...