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Should GMOs in food products be labeled?

Consumers may not know exactly what genetically modified food is, but chances are they’re eating it. A local grocer is ...

Misplaced protest against GMO

Plant scientists at Rothamsted Research, a complex of buildings and fields in Hertfordshire, UK, that prides itself on being the ...

Importance of global food supply and security

The importance of a secure global food supply extends beyond the threat of hunger and malnutrition into wider security concerns, ...
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Suicides in India over GM crops: How false anti-GM story took root

That indebted Indian farmers have taken their own lives in horribly high numbers is true. But it’s a complex story ...

Kenya to get 249 million GMO technology boost

KENYA is set to benefit from a US $ 3 million grant seeking to enhance knowledge sharing and awareness on ...

GM crops and Africa: Agricultural potential

Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard. Juma ...

Optimize use of biotech in pest management

As biotechnology requires huge investment in terms of facilities as well as manpower, it was suggested that “Centre of Excellence” ...

£1.25m cash for crop research

Researchers at the institute will identify DNA markers that can be used in barley breeding programmes to eliminate potential varieties ...

Algae could help feed the world

Algae as a base for fuel is becoming less common since subsidies dried up and speculative algae-based biofuel companies are ...

“Green bullet” innovations aim to feed world of 9 billion

These are just a few of the kinds of innovations and initiatives that experts say will be critical if the ...

Frankenfish is here and unlabeled

The FDA announced it considers the Genetically Engineered AquaAdvantage salmon safe before Labor Day. The Alaskan Senator Mark Begrich called ...
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Agrimovie series: Genetically modified food

Toad Pear raises some good points. Almost all the food we grow is a modification of ‘natural’ foods – plants ...

Seed size Is controlled by maternally produced small RNAs

Seed size is controlled by small RNA molecules inherited from a plant’s mother, a discovery from scientists at The University ...
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The perfect milk machine: How big data transformed the dairy industry

Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and ...

Mom: ‘I’d never buy organics because I’m afraid there are dangerous pesticides on conventional produce’

YOU NEED TO SAY IN AN EDITOR'S NOTE WHO THIS 'MOM' IS When my son was a baby, organic was a synonym ...