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Knowing yeast genome produces better wine

The yeast Dekkera bruxellensis plays an important role in the production of wine, as it can have either a positive ...

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 ...

Monsanto may lose GM soya royalties throughout Brazil

The biotechnology giant Monsanto is one step closer to losing billions of dollars in revenues from its genetically-modified (GM) Roundup ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Fight brewing over organic farmers demands that FDA approve reparations over “contaminations”

Anti-biotech activists are attempting to slow down or ban the use of biotechnology by using the unscientific scare word “contamination” ...

How California’s GM food referendum may change what America eats

Last month, nearly 1m signatures were delivered to county registrars throughout California calling for a referendum on the labeling of ...

Hungary tightens rules limiting GMO crops

The ministry of rural development on Tuesday welcomed a law on GMO-related activities, unanimously passed, which maximises chances of the ...

GM crops good for environment, study finds

Crops genetically modified to poison pests can deliver significant environmental benefits, according to a study spanning two decades and 1.5m ...

Russia to allow GMOs in order to enter WTO

As Russia aims to join the World Trade Organization, it is sweetening the deal by offering to drop its restrictions ...

California voters to decide on GMO labeling

The California Secretary of State's office has announced that the Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods will ...

Germany to oppose easing of GM trace rules

Germany will oppose any European Union move to allow traces of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) organisms in food in a similar ...

The new wave of herbicide-resistant crops

On May 23, 2012, John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America, sent a letter to President Barack Obama ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

EU plans to let traces of unapproved GMOs in food

Tiny amounts of unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be permitted in food imports to the European Union under draft ...

Should we label genetically modified food?

States--including California and Vermont--are considering laws that would require that genetically modified foods be clearly labeled on the packaging. Nationwide, ...

India: Move on GM crops provokes massive protests

The environment ministry's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee — meant to regulate GM crop release — has been hit with a ...

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, ...