The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our just-released 2019 Annual Report.

px apple tree with fire blight

CRISPR gene editing protects apples from orchard-destroying fire blight disease

The bacterium Erwinia amylovora, the causal agent of fire blight disease in apple, triggers its infection through the DspA/E effector ...
mcdonalds Small French Fries

How biotech gets potentially harmful chemical acrylamide out of fries, crackers and other popular foods

The discovery of [the carcinogenic chemical] acrylamide in foods like crackers, cookies, potato chips, and french fries rattled food makers ...
pills x

Natural plant enzyme could aid efforts to produce medicine in crops

Plants can do many amazing things. Among their talents, they can manufacture compounds that help them repel pests, attract pollinators, ...
content a f fcom microsoft office outlook fileprovider foutlookfile fdata fdata fcom microsoft office outlook fcache ffile download ffile fgmo bnnana

Plans to introduce GMO crops in disarray, legislators angry after Uganda’s president rejects GMO cultivation law for second time

The lawmakers could attempt to enact the legislation without the president’s signature ...
vertical farming

Can indoor farming surmount agriculture’s biggest challenges?

A car park opposite the infamous New York City housing estate where rapper Jay-Z grew up seems an unlikely place ...
apv x

Growing some crops under solar panels boosts water efficiency, electricity generation

Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other ...
ag

Viewpoint: We need intensive agriculture to combat climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
unnamed file

Hormel, Kellogg launch ‘non-GMO’ plant-based meats to compete with Beyond, Impossible

Hormel said [September 4] it will launch its own plant-based meat brand, following Kellogg’s announcement of a similar addition to ...
img

Podcast: The story of a grape disease that decimated vineyards for 200 years—and how science helped stop it

When Europeans began to colonize North America 400 plus years ago, they brought along the crops they knew how to ...
gmo png

Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: Scientific American’s rewritten anti-GMO article a ‘lesser abomination’

The Scientific American article about "dying broccoli" and "toxic corn" drew wide criticism for its unreferenced and outright false indictment ...
MonsantoResearchFacility

US world leader in GMO research, cultivation—growing 75 million hectares in 2018

The US remains as the top producer of biotech crops in 2018, according to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM ...
its dog training time

Should your dog eat ‘paleo’ kibble? How misleading pet food labels fool consumers

Zealotry about pet food is every bit as self-satisfied as a Food Babe mantra. Since food is the new religion, ...
pinto beans header b

Virus-resistant GMO pinto bean could cut crop losses in Brazil by 40% or more

Brazilian farms are expected to begin planting a transgenic [pinto] bean resistant to the main crop disease in October, and ...
Vegans

Don’t go vegan? Missing nutrients from meat could be bad for your brain

The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks ...
genetically modify food debate

Education, politics, religion may have no impact on our acceptance of GMOs

A study examining the public's 2006 views on GMOs offers a glimpse into the evolution of the ongoing debate over ...
wheat

DNA sequencing technique spots wheat pathogens, and diseases-fighting microbes to stop them

Plant diseases, especially those caused by fungal pathogens, jeopardize global crop biosecurity and preventing them requires rapid detection and identification ...
japan calls for more gmo info before lifting us wheat ban strict xxl

CRISPR and other new breeding techniques could be key to unlocking potential of global wheat production

Scientists and policy makers are calling for wider use of new breeding techniques ...
Not all farms have to have huge tracts of land x

Climate change’s silver lining? Longer growing seasons boost farm productivity in some regions

Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of ...
sustainable

Infographic: GMO crops ‘wreck’ the environment, human health? Latest evidence says otherwise

"GMOs are not saving farmers money, they're not producing higher yields, and perhaps most significantly they're wrecking the environment and ...
image f eb ba c ad a

Edible microorganisms could ‘climate-proof’ Earth’s food supply against catastrophic weather changes

We need a global food production system that is tolerant to unpredictable climate fluctuations ...
proxy duckduckgo com

KFC tests Beyond Meat wings, nuggets to size up demand for plant-based chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken on [August 26] said it plans to start testing Beyond Meat chicken nuggets and boneless wings this ...
3-3-2019 chocolate

Fine-tuning cocoa yields chocolate with richer flavor, aroma

Just as we have seen an increase in the number of microbreweries making specialty beers, the market for chocolate has ...
unnamed file

Lessons learned from GMOs: How lab-grown meat can avoid crop biotech’s controversial legacy

This article discusses the choices and strategies that can hasten or delay the adoption of novel food technologies. We start ...
meat

Meat wars: Cattle industry fears dwindling sales as Impossible, Beyond burger popularity grows

For decades, veggie burgers were the token offering to vegans at the backyard barbecue, and Tofurky was the Thanksgiving benediction ...
Screen Shot at PM e

Eliminating photosynthesis ‘bottleneck’ could boost crop yields by 10%

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may ...
corn combine

Off-patent GMO Bt corn could slash seed costs for farmers, boost crop yields

Extremely low-cost and high-yield Bt corn? Off-patent, generic Bt corn is rapidly approaching farmland and the price differential might cause ...
picture of plant in the test tube

Crops engineered to destroy infected cells could fight off deadly diseases

Hiding inside each plant cell, protein complexes encoded by disease resistance genes are like sleeping armies, waking up and activating ...
wheat

CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...