Agricultural biotechnology ‘should be open source’

Open source biotechnology, through which biotechnology inventions are made freely available for others to use and improve upon, could help ...

Nigeria: No GM foods in the Nigerian food market

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said there are no genetically modified (GM) foods in Nigerian markets, dispelling fears ...

GM crops given boost by European Union judges

The European Court of Justice has clarified the legal requirements involved in the cultivation of genetically modified crops in EU ...

Anti-GM protesters arrested outside Monsanto plant

Nine anti-genetically modified food activists were arrested this week during their protest against Monsanto, who is against Proposition 37, which ...

Anti-GM crops farmer Hector Christie prepares to go on hunger strike

A farmer fined for criminal damage at a genetically modified crop trial has told how he intends to go on ...

With food security in mind, India’s Agriculture Minister plans push for GM crops

Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has said the lack of a cohesive governmental policy on genetically modified (GM) crops could harm ...

Is labeling of genetically engineered foods a losing proposition?

As Joe Six-pack munches Fritos and popcorn during the opening games of the NFL season, does he care what variety ...

Genetic proof for cilantro haters

Scientists have had a hunch for some time that cilantro hating might be partly inherited. But now a genetic survey ...

China suspends researcher on “golden rice” study

China's national health watchdog suspended one of its researchers after announcing it hadn't approved or participated in a 2008 Sino-U.S ...

Tastier beef by genetic design

New research to examine the link between genetics and health and meat-eating quality has just begun at the Tully research ...

Free market view of California Prop 37

When Californians go to the polls this November, one of the ballot initiatives they will vote on will be the ...

Highest European court confirms GM crop rights

On Sept. 6, the European Court of Justice clarified the legal requirements for the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops in ...

West Australian government dismisses as scaremongering call to abandon GM wheat trial

SCIENTISTS from three countries are warning a CSIRO-led push to make Australia the first nation in the world to introduce ...

Kenya divided on use of GM crops

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), a semi-autonomous government research institution, recently announced that after years of trials, genetically modified ...

Brahman genetics provide relief for drought-stricken herds

Two summers of dire drought conditions in a vast majority of the U.S. has made drought relief a hot topic ...

UC Davis professors warn of high cost of Prop 37

The No on Proposition 37 campaign emailed Thursday to tout a new study by UC Davis professors. It concludes that ...

Are GMO labels a scarlet letter?

Proposition 37 could make California the first state in the country to require labels on foods made with genetically-modified ingredients ...

Will Prop 37 cost California agriculture $1.2 billion?

Proposition 37 would result in $1.2 billion in higher costs for farmers and food processors, higher prices for consumers and ...

Europe debates use of modified olive fly

As Spain revs up its annual campaign against one of its olive crop’s biggest enemies – the olive fly – ...

Can GM crops bust the drought?

Farmers and crop companies are struggling to figure out ways to cope with severe drought. Changing the weather is still ...

India: Give up the fear of GM crops, says Indian farmer

The parliamentary committee report on genetically modified (GM) organisms is an attempt to give a quiet burial to biotechnology in ...

Mandatory GM labeling would require major change, says GM supporter

CPG manufacturers may be on the cusp of monumental change as voters in California contemplate a hotly contested ballot initiative ...

GM crops choked by regulatory burder, says GM supporter

FOOD prices are at record highs and the ranks of the hungry are swelling once again. A warming climate is ...

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

The European Green Party and the European GMO-free Regions Network is meeting with politicians, scientists, EU institutions and businesses in ...

Controversial GM potato trial to yield results in weeks

A controversial study into the environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in Oak Park, Co Carlow, is expected to ...

Mexico: Biotechnology is important for increasing yields and reducing pesticide usage, says report

The Confederation of Mexican Cotton Association (CMCA) believes that biotechnology is an important tool in increasing yields and reducing pesticide ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...
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Wal-Mart resists protesters, will sell GM corn

The protest over Walmart’s decision to sell genetically modified sweet corn is building. Opponents of GM foods are alarmed and ...