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India: The growing doubt over GM crops

[T]he central character of Indian agriculture, the farmer, is a pitiable picture, with the burdens of ever increasing cost of ...

Dr. Oz “denigrates” organic consumers

In Time magazine, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who once told millions of viewers, "I want you to eat organic foods" and ...
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India’s GM food hypocrisy

India's relationship with genetic engineering in agriculture is in total disarray, the victim of activists' scaremongering and government pandering ...
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Defeated anti-GMO coalition resurrected as GMO Inside

Defeated at the polls in California, anti-GM forces behind Proposition 37 have resurrected their campaign under the moniker GMO Inside ...

Ethanol could increase corn prices and exacerbate climate change

The Biofuels Mandate and US Corn PricesCO2 Science MagazineIn a paper recently published in Nature Climate Change, Diffenbaugh et al ...

Human genetic diversity exploded in recent millennia

Most of the genetic quirks people carry today popped up within the last 5,000 years or so, researchers report online ...
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GM corn in Mexico: Attack on the heart of maize biodiversity

“Corn’s genetic heritage is an intangible asset for all of humanity,” said Carlo Petrini, Slow Food’s president. “We must avoid ...

India’s GM Food Hypocrisy

Source – Wall Street Journal Opinion Asia, by Henry I. Miller Date – Nov 27, 2012 Website – online.wsj.com While ...

GM crops are vital to Africa’s future

If our continent is ever going to feed itself, we’re going to have to beat the odds–and adopt the same ...

Mexico postpones GMO corn plantings

A temporary halt on the planting of GMO corn took place on Thursday, Nov. 22 as it was announced that ...

Reaction to USDA report splits along predictable lines

It held five meetings, waited until after the election, gained consensus among all but one of its members, sent off ...
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Can organics and biotech crops coexist peacefully? Organic lobbyists hope not

Big Organics is accelerating its attacks on the just released USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century report, “Enchancing ...

Organic farmers condemn USDA biotech report

The final USDA report appears to heavily favor biotech farmers. While the report does state that farmers should show respect ...

Greenpeace will keep fighting GM

Greenpeace has vowed to continue campaigning against genetically modified (GM) crops in Australia, despite backlash from the farming and scientific ...
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USDA urges consideration of GMO crop insurance; Organic farmers howl

The USDA's new report, “Enchancing Coexistence,” advocates a crop insurance pilot program for farmers harmed by cross-pollination from GM crops ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Mexico takes a step toward allowing GM corn

As California voters were considering whether to require food with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, the ongoing ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

How did “biotechnology” become a dirty word?

How did the word biotechnology become so dangerous? Mention it in a group and people look at you with suspicion ...

Genetically Modified: two words worth $45 million

Despite significant popular support for the labeling of genetically modified foods in recent polls, when it came time to vote ...

The genes we eat: a conversation

Many worry that genetic advances could result in risks to our health and the environment—concerns that surfaced again in the ...

GM seeds spur protest in Costa Rica

Close to one hundred people gathered in front of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia (MAG) in San Jose on ...

Scientists breed disease-resistant fish, sans genetic engineering

The Japanese are great guzzlers of fish, but fish are in finite supply. And farming them to increase that supply ...

Geneticist suggests human species is on an intellectual decline

Professor Gerald Crabtree, who heads a genetics laboratory at Stanford University in California, has put forward the iconoclastic idea that ...