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, ...

Campaign to label biotech foods a waste of time and money, says GM supporter

Occasionally you just have to stop and ask yourself what the public has against scientific progress; especially when it comes ...

U.S. House biotech proposal would bypass courts-critic

A provision in a U.S. House bill would allow farmers to grow genetically modified crops while court battles are under ...

Anti-GM group find drought-resistant GM corn lacking

The Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS) said the only genetically altered corn approved by regulators and undergoing field trials in ...

Nigeria: ‘Genetically modified foods safe for humans’

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says consumption of Genetically Modified (GM) foods will not pose any threat to human ...

Creator of drought-tolerant corn says value is to be determined by farmers

The makers of the first corn genetically modified to be tolerant of drought said they are confident it will prove ...
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Genetic engineering turns mosquitoes into disease fighting weapons

Good intentions often go bad. Questions over the potential danger from spraying DDT to control malaria and other insect-borne scourges ...
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USDA decides to fully deregulate sugar beets

The Department of Agriculture has found that GM beet crop, whose partial deregulation in 2005 was suspended by a federal ...

Senate says GM salmon don’t need more testing, says Organic Consumers Association

Despite strong lobbying from northwestern senators for a measure that would require more testing of genetically engineered salmon before it's ...

Researcher to unravel mysteries of hot chile

A graduate student in New Mexico is setting out to unlock the genetics of the state’s signature crop – the ...

GM corn needs bigger refuges to slow pest resistance

Genetically modified crops that produce insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) have reduced reliance on insecticide sprays since ...

Monsanto opposition criticizes Obama for leading company to Africa

Last week President Barack Obama announced a plan that puts Monsanto, as well as other large argi-businesses, in charge of ...

Genetically modified crops are, indeed different says GM critic

In the recent article in the Des Moines Register, “Ag critics called threat to economy” (April 6), Paul Shickler, Pioneer ...

Scientists take shot at Monsanto’s drought tolerant corn

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has issued a report saying that Monsanto's new drought-tolerant corn, DroughtGard, might not yield ...

Device picks up GM fruit contaminates

The production and commercialization of of genetically modified (GM) crops is still a relatively new technology that was adopted to ...
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Fifth generation farmer defends biotechnology

A handful of outspoken activists are attempting to slow down or ban the use of biotechnology. To support their ideological ...

A turning point for GM crops in the EU?

It's not a big secret that many Europeans are afraid of new, cutting-edge technologies. Microbiologist Dr. Anne Glover, the very ...
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Unraveling the corn genome

Corn has come a long way in 8,000 years, and genetic progress is poised to accelerate further as scientists gain ...

Roundup Ready beets move closer to deregulation

A U.S. Department of Agriculture statement issued Friday marked another step that could fully deregulate Roundup Ready sugar beets, potentially ...

GM crops imperative to improve agri productivity

The agriculture experts and scientists have termed the adoption of modern agricultural technology vital to improve the productivity of agriculture ...

European GM crop area diminishes

Fewer and fewer field trials with genetically modified plants are conducted in Europe. The only exception is Spain, where large ...
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GM food, war metaphors and the perils of political entrenchment

Over a decade ago ago I wrote a few articles on cloning and GM, GMOs, genetic engineering, genetically modified foods ...

Precautionary principle should apply to GM food, claims former scientists

Genetic modification is not simply the insertion of genes which act independently of the rest of the genome. These genes ...

Time to start reaping GM benefits, says GM supporter

Ever since the Asilomar Conference on ‘Recombinant DNA' in February 1975, regulatory policies relating to recombinant DNA technology have focused ...

African agriculture: Antipathy to GM crops still strong in Zambia

Zambia has one of the strongest records of official opposition to GM crops in Africa. An official of the recently ...

Scientists map and sequence genome of switchgrass relative foxtail millet

A newly published genetic sequence and map of foxtail millet, a close relative of switchgrass and an important food crop ...
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