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Organic farming may be less energy intensive

The Rodale Institute , which promotes organic farming, has been investigating this question for more than 30 years. It grows ...

“Oprah’s Farm” to capitalize on organic food craze?

On Monday, the New York Post unearthed a handful of applications to the US Patent and Trademark Organization for Oprah-branded ...

The Monsanto fallacy

It’s my favorite new logical fallacy, the “Appeal to Monsanto”, the world’s largest producer of biotech agriculture seeds. This is ...
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Ten lessons from Monsanto’s swift-boating of Prop 37

The populist campaign to label genetically modified food has been successfully Swift-Boating by Monsanto and the largest pesticide and junk ...

Sheep breeders at the “cutting edge” of genetics

Agriculture and animal husbandry have strong ties to the history of genetics -- Darwin, after all, relied heavily on evidence ...
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Is organic agriculture “affluent narcissism?”

"Eating organic" has achieved almost cult-like status. Yet it rife with internal inconsistencies and seems to be a choice only ...
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Genetics at center of several “battlegrounds” in next 4 years

In the wake of Obama's victory, Wired takes a look at the battles to come in the next four years ...

Mapping the chocolate genome: hope of improved cacao plants

Mark Guiltinan is a professor of plant molecular biology in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences ...
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Is organic agriculture “affluent narcissism?”

"Eating organic" has achieved almost cult-like status. Yet it rife with internal inconsistencies and seems to be a choice only ...

Brazil aims to clone jaguars, maned wolves, other endangered species

Brazilian scientists are attempting to clone animals in danger of extinction, like the jaguar and maned wolf, although the potential ...

Cloned horses create controversy in thoroughbred industry

There's no horsing around around at Viagen, a company in Austin, Texas that clones living animals, including horses. People are ...
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Farm workers’ interests neglected in Prop. 37 debate

SALINAS – As an organizer with the United Farm Workers, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing farm workers routinely be excluded ...

Biotechnology could offer “quantum leap” for Nigerian agriculture

An interview with Dr. Abubakar Lawali, a Plant Breeder is with the Department of Crop Science of Faculty of Agriculture, ...

UK: Row erupts over GM ‘agenda setting’ claims

Anti-GM lobby groups Genewatch UK and GM Freeze have published information which they believe shows GM companies such as Monsanto, ...
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In battle over Prop. 37, a tale of two farms

Wall Street JournalIn battle over Prop. 37, a tale of two farmsSan Jose Mercury NewsThe incendiary issue is at the ...
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Scientists confirm safety and benefits of genetically modified crops

There is widespread agreement among scientists that genetically modified plants are not only safe, but also better for the environment ...
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In battle over Prop. 37, a tale of two farms

Wall Street JournalIn battle over Prop. 37, a tale of two farmsSan Jose Mercury NewsThe incendiary issue is at the ...

Agribiotech moratorium will harm Indian farmers most, warn scientists

Perceiving a grim picture, scientists at the weekend referred to the recommendations of the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) appointed by ...
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As California Prop 37 vote nears, media anti-Prop 37 bias emerges

The latest polls suggest a neck and neck race in the final days of the vote over the California genetically ...

Farmers union protests genetically modified alfalfa in eastern Canada

The discourse surrounding a new genetically modified crop is heating up. The National Farmers Union is protesting the possible introduction ...

GM crops to boost Malaysia’s food security

Rapid population growth, climate change, escalating food prices, diminishing agricultural land and water resources pose a serious setback in increasing ...

Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...
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Indian farmers protest Monsanto GM corn field trial in Haryana

Carrying banners and placards featuring monster corn, farmers protested outside the Regional Research Station where open air GM corn trials ...

Scientists call out French researchers to release GMO test data

More than 700 scientists and academicians have signed petitions calling on French researcher Gilles-Eric Seralini to release research data behind ...

Indian Scientific Advisory Council recommends GM crops for nutrition security

The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) on Biotechnology and Agriculture to the Prime Minister of India recommended a judicious blend of ...

India: Genetically modified foods capped for 10 years by Supreme Court panel

The fate of genetically modified (GM) food crops in India has been virtually sealed. After the damning report of the ...
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Malpractice on Dr. Oz: Pop health expert hosts anti-GM foods rant; Scientists respond

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a popular television celebrity, is a living example of why talk show health and science should never ...

Food security challenges: Biotechnology to the rescue in Africa?

It is imperative for Nigeria to embrace the modern food production techniques that have come in the form of Agricultural ...