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The Geek Manifesto on GM crops

On Sunday, an anti-GM crop group called Take the Flour Back is planning a “day of mass decontamination” at the ...

European activists link up against GM wheat

Around 200 protestors from across the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium have been marching against the return of open air ...

Mexican farmers block Monsanto law

Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents ...
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Soviet entrepreneur holds fate of GM salmon

If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government ...

Nigeria: Activists flay genetically modified food

Environmental activists under the auspices of the 'Friends of the Earth Nigeria' have condemned the attempt by multinational agricultural companies ...

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique – Triple Pundit

Today marked the grand opening of the largest industrial park in Mozambique -and it’s got a sustainable edge to boot ...

Richmond passes ban on genetically engineered crops

Richmond council has passed a motion banning genetically modified plants and crops from being grown in the city, the first ...

U.S. Embassy partners to organize agricultural biotechnology workshop to promote awareness about GMOs

Funded by the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the workshop aims to create awareness of the bio-safety of ...

Dairy producers gain access to new genetic testing services

Canada’s dairy producers have long recognized the benefits of identifying desired genetic traits in their herds. Now, with the creation ...

Swaziland moving towards GM crop farming

SEA in partnership with the University of Swaziland, took the media on an educational tour of genetically modified crops in ...

GM products imported into Swaziland illegally

Despite the fact that Swaziland does not have a bio-safety law, genetically modified (GM) products are being imported into the ...

Destroy GMO-tainted papaya crops, researcher says

Academics yesterday called on the Agriculture Department to destroy farms growing Hawaiian papaya in Kanchanaburi province after a recent study ...

Farmers challenge GM trials on BBC’s Newsnight

Conventional wheat farmer Peter Lundgren will join other GM sceptics in a public debate on Rothamsteds GM wheat trial hosted ...

Specialty crop group petitions EPA on herbicide-resistant crops

A coalition within the U.S. specialty crop industry has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health ...

Government scientists won’t stop field-testing of BT eggplant

Government scientists will continue field testing a genetically modified eggplant despite the Supreme Court’s (SC) issuance of a writ of ...

Bt eggplant safe for humans, environment says study

Studies conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that the genetically modified eggplant being tested in the country is ...

Who influences GMO approvals?

An article from the Harvard Business School proposes a theory about what factors influence how genetically modified crops are approved ...

Decision due on GM potato trial

Sir, – It’s not often these days that one finds oneself in agreement with virtually anything said by a government ...

Court battle for GM buffer zone

Steve Marsh, of Kojonup in Western Australia, lost his organic certification for almost 70 per cent of his 478ha farm ...

The upside of Frankenfood: Can GM crops reduce global food insecurity?

Last month, when I summarized the views of Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard, on ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...

Monsanto’s deep roots in Washington

Love it or hate it -- and there are plenty of people on either side -- the company controls much ...
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A chance to move the GM debate on

Will something come of it after all? On Tuesday, crop scientists at one of Britain's leading agricultural centres pleaded with ...

GM crops still far from mass cultivation

Genetically-modified (GM) maize has yet to be grown en masse as there is still a requirement for tests if the ...

Beekeepers win ban on GMOs in Poland

Monsanto’s Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in Poland following ...

Why is the Gates Foundation helping Monsanto push GMOs?

Monsanto and the Gates Foundation claim genetically modified crops will revolutionize agriculture in Kenya, but critics warn the technology is ...

GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market

In April 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) informed that there had been no final experiment result ...

Africa: Global and national resistance to GMOs

Our focus in this presentation is on modern biotechnology in crops and animal species. Traditional biotechnology is as old as ...