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GM crops may be grown during lawsuits

The House of Representatives voted this week to allow farmers to grow genetically modified crops from Monsanto while any lawsuits ...

GM cotton problems, letter from GM doubter

Encouraging predator insects is crucial to managing crop pests sustainably – indeed, that's how organic farmers avoid pesticides, using natural ...

Monsanto defends GMO soy royalties in Brazil court

U.S. biotechnology company Monsanto Co is defending its right in Brazil to apply royalties to its patented Roundup Ready soybeans, ...

Farmers call for promoting genetically-modified crops

Agricultural scientists on Thursday urged the government for policy interventions and promoting biotechnology and genetically-modified crops to meet the challenges ...

Sorghum should be in the biofuel crop mix, experts say

Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and ...

Congress sides with Monsanto over GMO battle

Biotech giants Monsanto were awarded a victory by lawmakers in Washington this week after a congressional panel voted to let ...

How Bt corn And Roundup ready soy work – And why they should not scare you

Last week I wrote about the anti-science campaign being waged by opponents of the use of genetically modified organisms in ...

Brazil and GMO trees

"Much of the research on GE trees in Brazil is focused on eucalyptus trees, which are being engineered for faster ...
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Australian farmer: Don’t let the biotech revolution leave us behind

In southern Australia, the soil there is some of the driest in all of the world. To cope with drought ...
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Genetically modified India

The debate over regulating genetically modified crops in India is back after two years of silence that followed the moratorium ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...

GM crops not such a scourge after all

No matter where one stands on the Genetically-Modified (GM) food divide, a new study appearing in the journal Nature provides ...

Biofuel crops can bring invasive weed risk

One of the most popular biofuels crops is giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus). This fast-growing hybrid is unable to produce ...

GM-feed may harm animals’ reproduction

Russian scientists have proven the existence of very serious health risks for animals given genetically modified (GM) feed. This statement ...

Trouble on the horizon for GM crops?

Pests are adapting to genetically modified crops in unexpected ways, researchers have discovered. The findings underscore the importance of closely ...

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 – ...

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 ...