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 – ...

Agent Orange corn’ thrills farmers, worries critics

There is a controversy in the food industry over so-called “Agent Orange corn.” The genetically modified vegetable is protected from ...

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 – ...

Obligatory animal tests for GM food and feed totally unnecessary, says Eurogroup for Animals

At today’s meeting of the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH), Eurogroup for Animals calls on the ...

India: States say no to trials, GM research in the doldrums

India's Genetically Modified (GM) crop growth story has been stalled with just four states allowing field trials. An eminent scientist ...

Scientists develop genetically modified cows that produce low-lactose milk

Scientists have unveiled a genetically modified cow whose milk they claim is healthier, triggering fresh alarm over the growth of ...

Parasitic plants ‘steal’ genes from their hosts

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, ...

GM crops ‘aid plant neighbours’

GM crops that make their own insecticide also deliver benefits for their conventional plant neighbours, a study in China has ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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NGO’s California anti-GMO campaign’s dangerous War On Science

Backers of the “California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” are pitching it as a matter of providing information ...

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 ...
organic farming

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 ...