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To label or not to label? The California GMO labeling initiative gears up for the big vote

The anticipation builds as voters prepare to head to the polls for November’s election. And for those voters in California, ...

Ireland: Protest over GM potatoes grows

It was reported last week that Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency had approved the trial of a genetically modified potato crop ...

Global agricultural biotechnology market growing at a rapid pace

The global market for agricultural biotechnology was $13.7 billion in 2011 and is estimated to grow to $14.4 billion in ...

GM crops lead to genetically modified tires

High yielding, genetically modified crops have transformed the economics of U.S. farming. But they also pack an unexpected punch: Their ...

Can genetics improve ethanol production?

A California company with a stake owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced it has discovered a yeast gene that ...

Swedish agricultural and food co-operative shuts feed line after GM rapemeal found

Lantmannen highlighted the severity of the European Union's opposition to genetically modified foods by revealing that it had closed down ...

Tel Aviv University researcher says plants can see, smell, feel, and taste

In his new book What a Plant Knows (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and his articles in Scientific American, Prof. Daniel ...

Bananas and genetic engineering: Past, present and future

Scientists are fighting to protect the hundreds of bananas and plantains people eat around the world from a blizzard of ...

Ireland: Angry reaction to GM potatoes go-ahead

Top names from the food, restaurant, and tourism sectors have sharply criticised the Environmental Protection Agency for potentially destroying Ireland’s ...

Philippines: GMO trials to continue

Field trials and commercializing genetically engineered crops to address food security and raise farmer income will continue to be pursued ...

Ireland: Green light for GM potatoes test

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the go-ahead for a genetically modified blight-resistant potato crop to be tested on ...

Two-thirds in Britain support GM crop testing

Public opinion in Britain has turned in favor of allowing experiments on genetically modified crops, according to a ComRes survey ...

GM crop efficacy may be jeopardized by pest mutations

Genetic mutations in pests that allow them to develop resistance to genetically-modified (GM) cropsmay be much more diverse in field ...

EPA approves standardized set of controls for GM research

The Environmental Protection Authority has approved two applications by a group of New Zealand universities, Crown Research Institutes and independent ...

Commentary: What are the consequences of labeling GM food?

Genetically modified organisms in agriculture have been a source of controversy since their introduction in the mid-1990s. On the one ...

New book on ‘Darwinian Agriculture’ explains how evolution can improve agriculture

The largest drought in 50 years has severely damaged much of the nation's "corn belt" and is threatening the viability ...

Newly found genes may lead to nematode-resistant cotton

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have made significant progress in finding genetic resistance to two key cotton pests—the root-knot ...

EU science advisor: Policy shouldn’t trump science regarding GMO’s

Politicians sometimes shy away from science, but they should be clear about why they reject scientific evidence in future, the ...

Philippines: Anti-GM activists raise alarm on testing of GMO rice

A field testing of genetically modified “Golden Rice” in two Camarines Sur towns has stirred debate between organic farmers and ...

GMO sugar beets get the green light from the USDA

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruled once and for all to allow unrestricted planting of Monsanto’s GMO ...

Genetically modified apple draws national attention and sparks controversy

Genetically modified apples can’t be found at a grocery store in the United States, but a Canadian company could change ...

Is there a limit to gains from genetically engineered cotton?

Since genetically modified cotton was introduced in India a decade ago, its popularity has skyrocketed. Last year more than seven ...

Egypt resists Monsanto’s GM maize

When an insect feeds on Monsanto’s genetically-modified MON810 maize plant, it is in for a nasty surprise. Encoded within the ...

Barking up the right GM tree? Transgenic trees could make better timber

Although genetically modified crops such as cereals and cotton continue to attract much scientific and political attention, there has been ...

Nigeria: Biotechnology is Nigeria’s sure way to food security

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun, has said that biotechnology presents Nigeria the opportunity of ...

India: Transgenic sugarcane developed

The Sugarcane Breeding Institute has developed transgenic sugarcane incorporating gene constructs, said its Director, Dr N. Vijayan Nair. Speaking to ...

Genetics turns cows into export marvels

Hawke's Bay agri-businesses Brownrigg Agriculture and Firstlight Foods are turning a wasted resource into export gold. Hybrid dairy bobby calves ...
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The benefits of GM crops: The studies pile up

A number of recent studies and reports have continued to provide evidence that genetically modified crops provide significant benefits to ...