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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 ...
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Activist attacks against agricultural biotechnology on the rise

Attacks against agricultural biotechnology have increased noticeably this fall around the world and the tactics being used are more sophisticated ...

Vietnam: GM crops key to future food security say experts

Genetically modified (GM) crops will help Viet Nam achieve food security in the years to come when the demand for ...

Agricultural biotechnology is under attack … again, says pro-GM supporter

Attacks against agricultural biotechnology have increased noticeably this fall within the United States and around the world. It appears that ...

Bt cotton demonstrates biotech’s potential, says expert

Bt cotton has delivered significant benefits to all members of the agricultural value chain in the country, and has contributed ...

GMOs: “Frankenfood” or “better living through chemistry?”

GMO’s are a touchy topic, mostly because of the affiliations of the people who do the arguing. People who have ...

Spanish farmers embracing GM crops

Acceptance of genetically modified food in Spain reached such an extent that growers in Catalonia planted a higher proportion of ...

Top Indian science panel backs GM crops

A top scientific panel of the government has favoured introduction of more genetically modified crops in the country under strict ...
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Scientists challenge organic backer Benbrook claims that GM crops increase pesticide spraying

The ongoing hullabaloo over the controversial Seralini study and questions about the safety of foods made from genetic modified crops ...

Ireland’s potatoes in GM trial spared from late blight infection

The genetically modified (GM) potatoes undergoing trial in Ireland show no sign of late blight infection and grow quite well ...

An Indian smallholder farmer speaks out: “Allow us to embrace biotechnology”

In 2009, I traveled from India to Des Moines to attend the Global Farmers Roundtable, a project of Truth about ...

India: Will GM crops “cripple” traditional forms of farming?

In what can be a disturbing trend, agriculture experts observe that after having introduced Bt cotton successfully in the state, ...
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Biotechnology is not all about foods only: What are the other applications?

Biotechnology is not all about foods only. There is much more in store for future of mankind. Even if we ...
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Uphill fight waged to turn back Prop 37, says pro-GM supporter

Vote no on California’s Prop 37. Most of you will. However, we are likely to be on the losing end ...

Prop. 37 bad for farms, economy and families, says pro-GM supporter

Agriculture is the largest industry in California, and as a long-time Santa Maria farmer, I am deeply concerned about provisions ...

Prop 37 will subject most packaged foods to labeling, says Cornell professor

A Cornell University professor maintains most packaged foods would need to carry a genetically engineered label if California voters approve ...

Mosquito genetics may offer clues to malaria control

An African mosquito species with a deadly capacity to transmit malaria has a perplexing evolutionary history, according to discovery by ...

The unintended consequences of California Prop 37

So let’s exercise our right to know. Prop 37 is widely described as a referendum to require special labels for ...