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Danish deal on GM crops fails

A Danish plan to break the deadlock in Europe over genetically modified crop cultivation has failed ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

Castor bean moving forward on new biodiesel crop opportunity

Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has been promoting the farming of castor bean, a seed producing plant that ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...
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India: ‘GM’ label on packaged food soon

Soon Indian consumers will have the opportunity to know whether the packaged food that they are buying contains genetically modified ...

Is adoption of Bt cotton an indicator of its success?

Very often, it is argued by biotech proponents and others that the very adoption of Bt cotton in India is ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

Agent Orange corn’ thrills farmers, worries critics

There is a controversy in the food industry over so-called “Agent Orange corn.” The genetically modified vegetable is protected from ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

GM crops, organic food, & delicious irony

One of the hallmarks of the organic food movement is a wholesale rejection of much of the agricultural technology – ...

Obligatory animal tests for GM food and feed totally unnecessary, says Eurogroup for Animals

At today’s meeting of the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH), Eurogroup for Animals calls on the ...

India: States say no to trials, GM research in the doldrums

India's Genetically Modified (GM) crop growth story has been stalled with just four states allowing field trials. An eminent scientist ...

Scientists develop genetically modified cows that produce low-lactose milk

Scientists have unveiled a genetically modified cow whose milk they claim is healthier, triggering fresh alarm over the growth of ...

Parasitic plants ‘steal’ genes from their hosts

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, ...

GM crops ‘aid plant neighbours’

GM crops that make their own insecticide also deliver benefits for their conventional plant neighbours, a study in China has ...

GM has not delivered , says US AgResource head

GM has not delivered the yield benefits that were expected while higher seed costs eat into returns. "GM is a ...

Genetically modified crops encourage beneficial bugs

Environmentalists might one day run barefooted through insect-rich fields of genetically modified crops. At least, they might if the conclusions ...
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GM crops: Bring on the beneficial bugs

Chinese scientists have developed a new type of GM cotton engineered to make its own chemical protection against cotton pests ...

USDA completes benchmark corn genetics analysis

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues have published the most comprehensive analysis to date of the corn ...
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NGO’s California anti-GMO campaign’s dangerous War On Science

Backers of the “California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” are pitching it as a matter of providing information ...

Knowing yeast genome produces better wine

The yeast Dekkera bruxellensis plays an important role in the production of wine, as it can have either a positive ...

Africa: New film sows Seeds of Freedom , anti-GM twist

A new film from the African Biodiversity Network (ABN) and the Gaia Foundation, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, is set ...

Monsanto may lose GM soya royalties throughout Brazil

The biotechnology giant Monsanto is one step closer to losing billions of dollars in revenues from its genetically-modified (GM) Roundup ...

GM industry all wet about drought tolerant crops

How we deal with losses from drought-the single largest cause of crop loss-and the growing and unsustainable demand for clean ...

Combating crop diseases

Fusarium graminearum is a notorious fungus that infects major crops, such as wheat, barley and corn, causing significant economic hardship ...
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Elephant grass used for energy

An Ontario company wants to help turn elephant grass into electrons at a biomass plant proposed for Hantsport. Pro Farm ...

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 ...