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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 ...

India: GM rice rakes up controversy, Agro-Biodiversity committee wants pro-GM chairman out

The new genetically engineered rice named as “Designer Rice” is raking up fresh controversy. The difference of opinion has already ...

Anti-GM activists in Europe push back at the possible introduction of GM animals to the market by European food authorities

Anti-GM activists in Europe are up in arms over the possible introduction of GM animals to the food markets by ...

Scientist lashes ‘irrational’ green groups for hypocrisy over GM crops

A pre-eminent Australian crop scientist and the former head of the world wheat breeding centre has launched a scathing attack ...

Stand-off looms over US plans to cut GMO crop oversight

Efforts to write benefits for biotech seed companies into U.S. legislation, including the new Farm Bill, are sparking a backlash ...

In defense of GM crops: Pro-biotech writer explains why GM crops save money and lives

A recent scientific study in Nature reported that merely cultivating GM crops provided a healthy boost to the local ecosystem, ...

China: Australia can feed our “dining boom” with GM crops

The Australian government’s first national food strategy underscores what agricultural scientists have been saying for the past decade – that ...

US and South American farmers unite to support biotechnology in the European Union

Farmers who produce 90 percent of the world’s soybean exports have joined forces to support biotechnology in the European Union ...

Biting into GMO apples: Are there any risks?

Last week The New York Times printed a story about the Arctic Apple, which is genetically engineered not to turn ...
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The California GM labeling controversy joins list of historical food scares

Writer Kevin Folta takes aim at anti-GM activists in this piece, comparing the California GM labeling controversy with other food ...

Senior advisor on biotechnology to US Secretary of State says Europeans are “strongly against GM foods”

Jack Bobo, senior adviser on biotechnology to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, recently delivered a talk at University College ...
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Foods of the future: What you’ll be eating in 2035

In a new book, The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food, author Josh Schonwald examines how foodies, ...