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Biotech riders in proposed Farm Bill stir controversy

Critics of agricultural biotechnology say that genetically engineered crops can be harmful to human health and to the environment. They ...

Is it now time for GM?

2012 is the 16th year in which commercial GM crops have been grown and incorporated in feedstuffs. Since the introduction ...

Foodies mobilize against effort to speed GM approvals

Buried in the House Agriculture Committee's farm bill, approved yesterday after a 15-hour markup, is a provision that will speed ...

USDA speeds release of data on biotech crops

The USDA is speeding up the public release of data about genetically engineered crops submitted by biotech developers. Under the ...
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Drought scorches much of US corn crop, but plant technology could still provide huge harvest

Almost a third of the nation’s corn crop has been damaged by heat and drought, and a number of farmers ...
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Banana genome sequence will aid crop improvement

Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of the banana, an important crop in developing countries that provides a fruit widely ...

New study shows GM crops tend to perform better than conventional

A paper published by Areal, Riesgo and Rodriguez-Cerezo in the Journal of Agricultural Science showed that genetically modified crops cultivated ...

A costly California food labeling proposal

The state of California is all but bankrupt–yet professional activists have figured out a way to send us even further ...

Can biotechnology solve China’s food security problem?

When talking about agriculture in China, you are likely hear two statistics over and over again: China is home to ...
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New GM apple that won’t turn brown stirs concerns from NGOs, conventional growers

A genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when sliced or bruised is in development. But it has much ...

Anti-GMO groups protesting farmer assurance

Organizations that are anti-biotech are throwing a fit over the “farmers assurance provision” that was included in the House of ...

Rice lands on the radar of GMO researchers

On most GI charts, as illustrated on the Harvard Medical School website, the GI score for rice is an average ...
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Former Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope renews attacks on genetic engineering

Want to know what's bad about genetic engineering? Pretty much everything, if you're Carl Pope, the Sierra Club's former leader ...
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Despite record heat wave and drought, genetic engineering will result in productive corn season

Corn farmers expected this to be a record year, the biggest since 1937. But after months with little or no ...

Are there any proven health risks associated with biotech food, articles helping to explain the confusion

Helping readers navigate the confusing controversy ...

Turks refusing to eat GM food, says Greenpeace poll

Some 83 percent of Turkish people are against consuming food from genetically modified (GM) organisms, according to a survey by ...

Projecting agricultural impacts of climate change, can GM crops help?

In a summer like this, as we watch crop conditions wither in record-setting heat and dry conditions, we might wonder ...

UK: Green Food Project opens door to GM science

The government has committed to an industry-wide debate about genetically modified (GM) foods ...

Romania and GMOs: An anti-GMO stance for Romania

Let us first state that this is not an anti-genetically modified organisms article. Given the right biotechnology, at the right ...
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“Agent Orange Corn”: NGOs skirt science, liken Dow’s new seed to Vietnam era pesticide

Researchers have developed a new variety of biotech corn that carries a natural resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D. Some NGOs ...

Beets root of fuel source

A biofuel company hopes plots of high-sugar “energy beets” will fuel an ethanol project ...

The issue that won’t go away: Farm biotechnology

Covering farm technology means being on the scene with ag biotech too. From the first days of tomatoes that had ...

Advanced techniques could propel crop improvement

Scientists could take greater strides toward crop improvement if there were wider adoption of advanced techniques used to understand the ...

GMO mosquitoes saving lives in Brazil

When it comes to life or death, genetically modified organisms win out over leaving the environment untouched, and those with ...
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Climate change drives salmon evolution

Salmon DNA records stretching back over 30 years show that nature has increasingly selected for fish that migrate from the ...

GM canola contamination leads to court showdown

Australia's system of organic certification will come under intense scrutiny when two neighbouring farmers do battle in the Western Australian ...

Yak genome provides new insights into high altitude adaptation

Scientists have completed the genomic sequence and analyses of a female domestic yak, which provides important insights into understanding mammalian ...
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Scientists develop genetically modified dairy cows

Chinese scientists have genetically modifying dairy cows to produce milk with different properties, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports ...