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Scientists urge US Interior Department to lift ban on GMO seeds

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), one of the world’s top science and technology think tanks, along with a ...
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India should allow GMOs to boost lagging soybean yields, US says

“For India to increase production, it should allow the use of innovative technologies, including GMOs,” said Scott Sindelar [the agriculture ...
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Plant scientist: ‘Needless and expensive’ GMO crop regulations hurt less-developed countries

[Editor’s note: Graham Scoles is a plant science professor at the University of Saskatchewan.] About 30 years ago, Canada and other ...
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Russia trying to reduce dependence on imported seeds—without GMOs

Many growers use specialized seeds designed to resist pests, disease and drought, but more than half for some crops come ...
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GMO algae—environmentally-friendly alternative to palm oil—runs into resistance

When green cleaning company Ecover announced the launch of a new laundry liquid containing an oil made from algae, as ...
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Many consumers mistakenly believe organic and non-GMO labels are interchangeable

[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
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What do Germany’s election results mean for GMOs, gene-edited crops?

As Germany reels from an unexpected surge for the far right in the 24 September elections, researchers don’t expect much ...
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Scientist who found no glyphosate in breast milk faced anti-pesticide activist attacks

[Editor's note: Karl Haro von Mogel has a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.] ...
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Talking Biotech: Is genetic engineering the best way to resuscitate the American chestnut from blight?

Plant biologist Jared Westbrook: 4 billion American chestnut trees have died because of blight in the 20th century. Now, there ...
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Viewpoint: Restrictions on GMOs a ‘catastrophe’ for Australian farmers

Onerous and expensive regulations have denied farmers’ access to new and existing Genetically Modified (GM) crop varieties and reduced their ...
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What the GMO labeling law means for consumers

[Editor’s note: Gregory Jaffe is the Director of the Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public ...
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High supplies and low prices: Does the world really need more corn?

Monsanto Co is working to develop what it hopes will be North America’s fastest-maturing corn, allowing farmers to grow more ...
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Uganda on track to pass ‘biotech bill’ that should pave way for GMO crop commercialization

Uganda’s long-awaited national Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill was delayed again yesterday, but is likely to be passed next Tuesday [Oct ...
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Viewpoint: Politico exaggerated link between climate change and food ‘nutrient collapse’

Politico offered the following headline, The great nutrient collapse, The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the ...
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Non-browning genetically engineered Arctic Apples in US stores in October

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) is gearing up for the first commercial crop of its non-browning apples this autumn. Marketed under ...
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Butterfly phobia: The one food label this dietitian says is best to avoid

[Editor's note: Nicole Rodriguez is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.] Every day is Election Day - at the grocery store. Here's ...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, narrator of ‘Food Evolution’ movie: It’s not pro-GMO, it’s pro-science

Film and entertainment news site Deadline Hollywood announced last week that Hulu has acquired rights to the Food Evolution documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker ...
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Using Zika in the fight against deadly brain cancer

With traditional cancer-fighting tools--surgery, radiation and chemotherapy--proving ineffective against glioblastoma tumors, researchers are exploring an unconventional treatment using a weakened ...
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Farmers hope gene editing can provide boost to stagnating wheat yields

[Rick Seimer], the president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Ill., has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of ...
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Hulu acquires exclusive rights to stream Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated GMO film ‘Food Evolution’

Hulu has acquired the exclusive US [Video-on-Demand] rights to Food Evolution from Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy. The highly ...
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Viewpoint: EU court’s finding that GMOs are safe contrasts with public’s ‘unfounded prejudice’

[Editor’s note: Roberto Defez is a molecular microbiologist at the Institute of Bioscience and BioResources, Italian National Research Council. Dennis ...
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Alzheimer’s ‘brain health’ quiz likely to scare more than help

Critics question the integrity of a risk assessment sent to prospective patients by NorthShore University Health System's Center for Brain ...
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Food Evolution movie changing people’s minds about GMOs in Australia

Food for thought and central to [Food Evolution’s] central theme of changing peoples’ minds and choosing facts over emotional logic ...
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Talking Biotech: Using GMO insects instead of pesticides to fight diamondback moth, other crop-killing pests

Cornell entomologist Tony Shelton: Using GMO insects to control diamondback moths—a global pest that quickly evolves resistance to insecticides ...
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Filipino scientists push back against anti-GMO activists’ criticism of vitamin-A enhanced Golden Rice

Lawmakers should be open-minded about the biotechnological developments being conducted in the country so as not to impede progress of ...
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Viewpoint: Meatless meat could be next environment-saving breakthrough

[Editor's note: Dan Blaustein-Rejto is a food and agriculture analyst at the Breakthrough Institute. He holds a Master’s in public policy from ...
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Ugandan journalist: How do you report on crop biotechnology when critics spread misinformation?

Genetic engineering could help Uganda combat some of its toughest food security challenges. But anti-GMO activists' misinformation campaigns are standing ...
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