Controversy flares over Agent Orange

The food industry is embroiled in a controversy over what critics call "Agent Orange corn." The genetically-modified vegetable is protected ...

A ban on the use of crops with transgenic traits is unscientific, says GM supporter

Science and technology hold the key to developing low-input, high-output agriculture. The challenge is to use new technologies creatively and ...
Death of “Frankenfood”?

Death of “Frankenfood”?

For more than a decade, Europe has faced fierce debate over genetically modified organisms—specifically, consumer crops that have had their ...

US sending money to North Carolina, New York farmers for energy crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce Wednesday that North Carolina and New York each will receive about $4 million ...

Food and Agriculture Organization official urges Zambia to accept GM

Zambia has consistently expressed its official opposition to GM crops, but as elsewhere in Africa, the pressure to adopt them ...

Genetically modified crops shrink farming’s pesticide footprint, says GM supporter

No wonder modern apocalyptic mythology about agriculture, sinister stories about pesticides and assertions that genetic engineering of crops break a ...
organic farming

Fight brewing over organic farmers demands that FDA approve reparations over “contaminations”

Anti-biotech activists are attempting to slow down or ban the use of biotechnology by using the unscientific scare word “contamination” ...

How California’s GM food referendum may change what America eats

Last month, nearly 1m signatures were delivered to county registrars throughout California calling for a referendum on the labeling of ...

Hungary tightens rules limiting GMO crops

The ministry of rural development on Tuesday welcomed a law on GMO-related activities, unanimously passed, which maximises chances of the ...

GM crops good for environment, study finds

Crops genetically modified to poison pests can deliver significant environmental benefits, according to a study spanning two decades and 1.5m ...

Why genetically modified corn in Pakistan?

Biotechnology, an evolution of traditional agricultural methods and the fastest adopted crop technology in history, is not new to Pakistan ...

Russia to allow GMOs in order to enter WTO

As Russia aims to join the World Trade Organization, it is sweetening the deal by offering to drop its restrictions ...

California voters to decide on GMO labeling

The California Secretary of State's office has announced that the Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods will ...

Germany to oppose easing of GM trace rules

Germany will oppose any European Union move to allow traces of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) organisms in food in a similar ...

The new wave of herbicide-resistant crops

On May 23, 2012, John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America, sent a letter to President Barack Obama ...

Use of GM to produce sterile male insects

Scientists at a British company have been able to genetically modify the Diamondback moth, one of the world’s most damaging ...
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Cross-pollination of genetically modified food

When I first came across the topic of genetically modified food, I instantly imagined oversized vegetables on a crusade to ...

Italy: GMO field to be destroyed after being authorized 14 years ago

An experimental field of GMO plants, authorized in 1998 in Italy, is going to be destroyed during the next few ...

EU plans to let traces of unapproved GMOs in food

Tiny amounts of unapproved genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be permitted in food imports to the European Union under draft ...

Should we label genetically modified food?

States--including California and Vermont--are considering laws that would require that genetically modified foods be clearly labeled on the packaging. Nationwide, ...

India: Move on GM crops provokes massive protests

The environment ministry's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee — meant to regulate GM crop release — has been hit with a ...

Africa: Gov’t takes measures to increase cotton production

The Government of Ghana has pledge its commitment towards the increment of cotton production in the country. To this end, ...
sugar beet

USDA decides to fully deregulate sugar beets

The Department of Agriculture has found that GM beet crop, whose partial deregulation in 2005 was suspended by a federal ...

Campaign to label biotech foods a waste of time and money, says GM supporter

Occasionally you just have to stop and ask yourself what the public has against scientific progress; especially when it comes ...

U.S. House biotech proposal would bypass courts-critic

A provision in a U.S. House bill would allow farmers to grow genetically modified crops while court battles are under ...

Anti-GM group find drought-resistant GM corn lacking

The Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS) said the only genetically altered corn approved by regulators and undergoing field trials in ...

Nigeria: ‘Genetically modified foods safe for humans’

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says consumption of Genetically Modified (GM) foods will not pose any threat to human ...

Creator of drought-tolerant corn says value is to be determined by farmers

The makers of the first corn genetically modified to be tolerant of drought said they are confident it will prove ...