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GM food protest

SPORTING bakers' hats, aprons and wooden spoons, a coach-load of Totnes residents joined a national protest in Harpenden, Hertsfordshire, against ...

GM food labelling poses many questions

While the new Labelling and Adver- tising of Foodstuffs Regulations (GN R146), which came into effect in March, is offering ...

Canada: Growers say survey shows consumers oppose GM

Orchardists in Okanaga say they have all the evidence they need to fight the introduction of GM fruit. A national ...

Call to push GM crops to boost farm output

The need for the application of new technologies to increase farm output and seed yields, including genetically modified crops, was ...

Commentary: GMO grass mix-up is embarrassing

Last week, reports flew through over the internet and the social media universe that cows in Texas were dying from ...
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GM maize more environmentally friendly than conventional

Spain, one European country that favors genetically modified (GM) crops, claims that transgenic maize is more environmentally friendly than the ...

Nigeria: Stakeholders challenge President Jonathan over agricultural biotechnology law

Stakeholders including members of the National Assembly have berated President Goodluck Jonathan over his inability to assent into law till ...

Nigeria: ‘Nigeria needs biotechnology to avoid starvation’

The chairman Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun, has said Nigeria needs biotechnology to save it from ...
Huh? Activists embrace new foods mutated with toxic chemicals and radiation, reject safe GMOs

Huh? Activists embrace new foods mutated with toxic chemicals and radiation, reject safe GMOs

Anti-GMO campaigners take no issue with new crops created by soaking seeds or tissues in toxic chemicals or subjecting them ...

Genetically modified cotton gets high marks in India

Smallholder farmers in central and southern India who planted genetically modified (GM) cotton achieve larger yields, greater profits and a ...
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Organic agriculture: Is it a religion?

No person would choose organic food over conventional food on objective grounds to address regional needs or world hunger. Its ...

Chinese scientists identify yield-boosting rice gene

Researchers in China have identified a rice gene that could improve both the quality and yield of the staple crop ...

Pressure groups intensify campaign to derail GM guidance

Pressure groups Friends of the Earth (FoE) and GM Freeze have stepped up their campaign to derail EU safety guidelines ...

GMO ban: Risks for science-based assessments

French President François Hollande will face judicial problems over the ban on the cultivation of genetically modified plants, and this ...
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Is Monsanto sabotaging efforts to label genetically modified food?

As the 2012 Farm Bill continues to take shape in the halls of the United States Congress, the immense influence ...

Slow EU approvals seen growing threat to soy trade

Slow European Union approval of genetically modified soybeans is likely to pose a growing threat to trade as the pace ...
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International experts analyse the socio-economic impacts of GM crops

The proceedings of an international workshop on the current state of play regarding research into economic impacts of GMO cultivation ...

Types and uses of cassava

The plant has certainly been “rediscovered” and in many countries significant research has begun to evaluate the use of cassava ...
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Genetic breakthrough could spell end to supermarket tomatoes that taste like mush

A new discovery from partners at UC Davis and Cornell University reveals that the same genes that account for the ...

Easy tracking of GM content

With debate about the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops, it is important for food processors to be able to ...
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DNA scissors developed at Berkeley lab

Following a study that could have significant implications for the fields of genetic engineering and genomics research, investigators at the ...

Expert warns of illegal GM papaya on EU market

Food Navigator are reporting a warning from Richard Werran of the GM testing firm Cert ID that a wave of ...

Taking the bite out of GM apples

A small BC company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has developed a genetically modified apple that will not turn brown ...

Kenya: Importers oppose conditions on GMOs

A year after the government put labeling regulations on importation of all Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Products, the Cereal Millers ...

Mutation that makes tomatoes bland identified as gene deliberately bred for color

Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless? ...

More countries ban GMOs

While the use of GM crops is rapidly taking over the world, some countries have taken the bold step to ...

Cultivation of cotton goes up in EG

The cultivation of genetically modified (BACILLUS Thuringiensis) BT-2 cotton has increased substantially in East Godavari district this current season as ...

Protests set for Food Prize events

The Occupy movement will target what Cordaro called “the corporate ownership of the World Food Prize, especially its dominance by ...