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Cloned meat, milk as safe as traditional: EU Food Agency

Europe's food safety regulator said Thursday that food products like milk and meat from cloned farm animals are just as ...

Call to push GM crops to boost farm output

The need for the application of new technologies to increase farm output and seed yields, including genetically modified crops, was ...

France’s Le Foll to keep biotech-crops ban, Le Monde says

French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll wants to keep the country’s moratorium on existing genetically-modified crops, Le Monde said, citing ...

Nigeria: Stakeholders challenge President Jonathan over agricultural biotechnology law

Stakeholders including members of the National Assembly have berated President Goodluck Jonathan over his inability to assent into law till ...
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Organic agriculture: Is it a religion?

No person would choose organic food over conventional food on objective grounds to address regional needs or world hunger. Its ...
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Is Monsanto sabotaging efforts to label genetically modified food?

As the 2012 Farm Bill continues to take shape in the halls of the United States Congress, the immense influence ...
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First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...

Kenya: Why Kenya has to adopt biotechnology in farming

Today a new revolution is knocking at Africa's door-agricultural biotechnology. It promises to do for agriculture what mobile technology has ...

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 ...

Ministers meet farming leaders to discuss GMs

The future of GM crops in Britain will be a key subject for discussion during a meeting between government ministers ...

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, ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...