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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 ...

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 ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

Castor bean moving forward on new biodiesel crop opportunity

Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has been promoting the farming of castor bean, a seed producing plant that ...

GM has not delivered , says US AgResource head

GM has not delivered the yield benefits that were expected while higher seed costs eat into returns. "GM is a ...

Genetically modified crops encourage beneficial bugs

Environmentalists might one day run barefooted through insect-rich fields of genetically modified crops. At least, they might if the conclusions ...

USDA completes benchmark corn genetics analysis

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues have published the most comprehensive analysis to date of the corn ...

Africa: New film sows Seeds of Freedom , anti-GM twist

A new film from the African Biodiversity Network (ABN) and the Gaia Foundation, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, is set ...

GM industry all wet about drought tolerant crops

How we deal with losses from drought-the single largest cause of crop loss-and the growing and unsustainable demand for clean ...
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GM crops: Bring on the beneficial bugs

Chinese scientists have developed a new type of GM cotton engineered to make its own chemical protection against cotton pests ...

US sending money to North Carolina, New York farmers for energy crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce Wednesday that North Carolina and New York each will receive about $4 million ...

Combating crop diseases

Fusarium graminearum is a notorious fungus that infects major crops, such as wheat, barley and corn, causing significant economic hardship ...
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Elephant grass used for energy

An Ontario company wants to help turn elephant grass into electrons at a biomass plant proposed for Hantsport. Pro Farm ...

Controversy flares over Agent Orange

The food industry is embroiled in a controversy over what critics call "Agent Orange corn." The genetically-modified vegetable is protected ...

A ban on the use of crops with transgenic traits is unscientific, says GM supporter

Science and technology hold the key to developing low-input, high-output agriculture. The challenge is to use new technologies creatively and ...
Death of “Frankenfood”?

Death of “Frankenfood”?

For more than a decade, Europe has faced fierce debate over genetically modified organisms—specifically, consumer crops that have had their ...

Food and Agriculture Organization official urges Zambia to accept GM

Zambia has consistently expressed its official opposition to GM crops, but as elsewhere in Africa, the pressure to adopt them ...

Genetically modified crops shrink farming’s pesticide footprint, says GM supporter

No wonder modern apocalyptic mythology about agriculture, sinister stories about pesticides and assertions that genetic engineering of crops break a ...
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Cross-pollination of genetically modified food

When I first came across the topic of genetically modified food, I instantly imagined oversized vegetables on a crusade to ...

Why genetically modified corn in Pakistan?

Biotechnology, an evolution of traditional agricultural methods and the fastest adopted crop technology in history, is not new to Pakistan ...

Use of GM to produce sterile male insects

Scientists at a British company have been able to genetically modify the Diamondback moth, one of the world’s most damaging ...

Italy: GMO field to be destroyed after being authorized 14 years ago

An experimental field of GMO plants, authorized in 1998 in Italy, is going to be destroyed during the next few ...

Africa: Gov’t takes measures to increase cotton production

The Government of Ghana has pledge its commitment towards the increment of cotton production in the country. To this end, ...