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Livestock genetics could be a valuable resource

Farm animal genetic resources are not only valued significantly for their current economic, environmental services social and cultural roles but ...

Farmers say Switzerland is not ready for GM crops

The farming community in Switzerland is not opposed in principle to genetically modified (GM) plants. But growing GM plants is ...

Australia: New joint initiative to promote biotech and GM in agriculture

A new industry group, the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) has been formed to promote and encourage debate on ...

‘Semi-dwarf’ trees may enable a green revolution for some forest crops

The same "green revolution" concepts that have revolutionized crop agriculture and helped to feed billions of people around the world ...

Report says ‘biotech crops help farm income rise $78 b’

A new research, conducted by the UK-based PG Economics Limited, has claimed that the use of biotech crops had resulted ...

GM crops may not resolve food crisis, scientists say

Genetically modified (GM) crops have so far been promoted as the 'breakthrough' technology that will help resolve food insecurity in ...

India: Parliamentary panel seeks stopping of trials of GM seeds

A Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, which examined in detail the prospects and effects of cultivating genetically modified food crops, sought ...

Growing better poplars for biofuels

It took mankind millennia of painstaking trial and error to breed hardier, healthier food crops. "We can't wait that long ...

Kenya emerges as hub for bio-tech in east African region

Kenya has emerged as a leader in the development and use of biotechnology in the east and central African region ...

As corn withers, biotech companies focus on drought-tolerant crops

The worst U.S. drought in half a century is withering the nation’s corn crop, but it’s a fertile opportunity for ...

Spain: Genetic study will help produce better quality melons

Producing better quality melons with guaranteed results before planting; this will be possible thanks to the "Melonomics" project, involving several ...
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Prop. 37: Another example of the perils of the initiative process?

Love it or hate it, the one thing you can say for sure about California's ballot initiative process is that ...
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Organic brands caught In fight over California’s Prop 37 GMO debate

In a particular bind in this fight are the many mainstream food conglomerates that now own organic brands, which by ...

Tanzania embracing genetic engineering

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives has started using genetic engineering to ‘modify’ seeds and control diseases that inhibit ...

Zimbabwe urged to lift ban on growing genetically modified food

From poultry products to fish, potatoes to apples, Johnson Moyo, a primary school teacher in Bulawayo, has come to enjoy ...

Sorghum eyed as a southern bioenergy crop

Sorghum is an ideal candidate because of its drought tolerance, adaptability to diverse growing conditions, low nitrogen fertilizer requirements, and ...

Genetics expert calls for fertility focus on cattle

A UNITED States cattle reproduction expert has urged Australian dairy farmers to take reproduction in their herds more seriously ...

GM rice is more than food for thought

The Ministry of Health's investigation into a controversial US-backed genetically modified rice research project in Hunan province raises a wider ...

GM crops a solution for improving crop yield, say experts

Genetically modified crops are an answer to improve crop yield and help maintain high food production, industry experts have said ...

India needs GM food crops to boost farm productivity, says GM supporter

It’s important to understand this background of the Left in India and the CPM and its philosophy in particular to ...

As drought hits corn, biotech firms see lush field in GMO crops

The worst U.S. drought in half a century is withering the nation's corn crop, but it's a fertile opportunity for ...

Study reveals rice genes involved in hybrid sterility

Fertility-fighting versions of three genes at the same genetic locus contribute to hybrid sterility in plants produced by crossing two ...

An open letter to California voters from an Iowa pro-GM farmer: “Prop 37 impacts me too”

I can’t vote on Proposition 37 this Election Day, but I’m watching it closely, all the way from my farm ...

Agricultural biotechnology ‘should be open source’

Open source biotechnology, through which biotechnology inventions are made freely available for others to use and improve upon, could help ...

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 ...