Anti-GM activists in Europe push back at the possible introduction of GM animals to the market by European food authorities

Anti-GM activists in Europe are up in arms over the possible introduction of GM animals to the food markets by ...

Scientist lashes ‘irrational’ green groups for hypocrisy over GM crops

A pre-eminent Australian crop scientist and the former head of the world wheat breeding centre has launched a scathing attack ...

Stand-off looms over US plans to cut GMO crop oversight

Efforts to write benefits for biotech seed companies into U.S. legislation, including the new Farm Bill, are sparking a backlash ...

In defense of GM crops: Pro-biotech writer explains why GM crops save money and lives

A recent scientific study in Nature reported that merely cultivating GM crops provided a healthy boost to the local ecosystem, ...

China: Australia can feed our “dining boom” with GM crops

The Australian government’s first national food strategy underscores what agricultural scientists have been saying for the past decade – that ...

US and South American farmers unite to support biotechnology in the European Union

Farmers who produce 90 percent of the world’s soybean exports have joined forces to support biotechnology in the European Union ...

Biting into GMO apples: Are there any risks?

Last week The New York Times printed a story about the Arctic Apple, which is genetically engineered not to turn ...
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The California GM labeling controversy joins list of historical food scares

Writer Kevin Folta takes aim at anti-GM activists in this piece, comparing the California GM labeling controversy with other food ...

Senior advisor on biotechnology to US Secretary of State says Europeans are “strongly against GM foods”

Jack Bobo, senior adviser on biotechnology to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, recently delivered a talk at University College ...
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Foods of the future: What you’ll be eating in 2035

In a new book, The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food, author Josh Schonwald examines how foodies, ...

House Ag Committee takes aim GMO regulation, says anti-biotech writer

Surprising no one, the House agriculture committee has passed a boldly regressive farm bill draft—trumping the recently approved Senate version ...

Safety fears over use of GM animals

The first step towards approving the use of genetically modified animals to make so-called ‘Frankenstein foods’ has been unveiled by ...

Agriculture R&D goes multinational, global

“Discovery” companies invest heavily in screening new chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical compounds for useful traits that can be patented and ...

Protest grows against releasing genetically altered bugs

A counter tracking online signatures to a petition that protests a Florida Keys mosquito-control plan changed by the minute Friday, ...

USDA seeks comment on nine biotech crops in bid to speed reviews

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public input on nine new genetically modified crops developed by companies such as ...

Agricultural biotechnology to develop genetically-engineered plants

Genetically modified mosquitoes are the newest ammunition against the worldwide fear of dengue fever. Brazilian scientists are ready to release ...
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Gates drops $10 million to develop GM crops

British scientists have won a £6.4 million grant to develop GM crops – one of the largest single investments into ...

Scientist on a mission to save Africa’s forests

So how is Roux's work and research innovative? "It's because I am addressing tree health by looking at fungi and ...

India: Maharashtra may ban Monsanto’s Bt cotton

Maharashtra’s Minister for Agriculture, Mr Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, told Business Line that the State Government was left with no other ...

Anti-biotech food activists’ drive for mandatory labeling takes a double hit

Opponents of agriculture biotechnology have been loudly hailing the certification of a mandatory genetically enhanced food labeling ballot initiative in ...

Salt-tolerant chickpea project to boost crop production

Researchers at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with research partners overseas, have identified which lines of chickpea grow ...

Salt cress genome yields new clues to salt tolerance

An international team, led by Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, and BGI, the world's largest ...

A greener way to raise cotton and combat nematodes

Richard Davis, a plant pathologist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Tifton, Ga., and his colleagues are hunting for ...

Seeking a splice for better rice

A research team led by Kazuki Saito and Fumio Matsuda of the RIKEN Plant Science Center in Yokohama has begun ...

GMO labeling measure receives prop number for November ballot

California’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act will be on November’s ballot as Proposition 37, according to proposition numbers ...

Discoverer of DNA says yes to genetically modified food

Nobel Laureate James D. Watson, credited for the landmark discovery of the structure of the DNA, says "genetically modified foods ...

GM crops on the rise in Portugal

The growing of genetically modified (GM) corn in Portugal increased by 59 percent last year, being planted in 7,724 hectares ...

Biotech riders in proposed Farm Bill stir controversy

Critics of agricultural biotechnology say that genetically engineered crops can be harmful to human health and to the environment. They ...