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Scientists map and sequence genome of switchgrass relative foxtail millet

A newly published genetic sequence and map of foxtail millet, a close relative of switchgrass and an important food crop ...

Genetic discovery unlocks biosynthesis of medicinal compound in poppy

Scientists have discovered a complex gene cluster responsible for the synthesis of the medicinal compound noscapine ...
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At last, the tomato genome sequence comes to fruition

For years scientists have slaved away, trying to piece together the genes that make up the ripe, red goodness that ...

GM food research site hit by cyber attack

"The cyber-strike came after hundreds of protestors went to the agricultural research station in Hertfordshire to try to attack the ...

Maize diversity discoveries may help ease world’s hunger pangs

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, report that ancient farmers had a stronger impact on the evolution of maize, ...
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Battle against GM soy intensifies in Brazil

Illegally smuggled into Brazil 14 years ago, transgenic soy has proved a boon to domestic farmers and now accounts for ...
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Is Africa’s slow adoption of GM crops justified?

Africa was one of the first places that adopted GM crops, but most of countries in Africa have refused to ...
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Rainbow papayas: First GM fruit to resist virus- now on sale in Japan

A breakthrough in Japan, which has been historically precautionary about GM foods: “Rainbow” papayas–genetically modified to withstand the deadly ringspot ...
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Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive

The decision comes after thousands of protesters recently took to the streets in demonstration of the undeniable fact that both ...

Hawaii’s biotech papayas hold a lesson for America

A new supply of fresh papayas from Hawaii will reach grocery-store shelves in Japan this year and consumers have biotechnology ...

GM foods: Science and society

Last weekend protesters gathered at Rothamsted Research, north of London, threatening to destroy a field of genetically modified wheat. In ...

Global farming goes biotech

Farmers using improved seeds and biotech crop varieties continue to see significant economic and on-farm environmental benefits, according to the ...
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Free trade and GM crops: Price sensitive European consumers, blocked from buying most GM products, are willing to buy innovative foods

While the political opposition to biotech crops in the European Union is well entrenched, consumers are willing to take a ...

Labeling of GMOs gains momentum

Despite the facade put in place by Monsanto that virtually all mainstream medical organizations believe there is no difference between ...

Could California force the rest of us to label GMO foods?

In November, California voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing ingredients from ...
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Nobel biologist: Zero evidence that crop biotechnology is harmful; GM safer than conventional food

Sir Richard Roberts, a British biologist, joined a long and growing list of Nobel laureates, saying that he believes much ...

Africa: Ban on GMOs

The government has maintained a ban on imports of GM crop seeds and GM products. The ban on products is ...

GMOs: What are they and what’s all the fuss?

We hear a lot about Genetically Modified foods, or Genetically Modified Organisms - GMOs. But what exactly are they, and ...

Despite Alaskan Senator’s protests, GM food is old hat

Somebody please get Sen. Lisa Luddite Murkowski, R-Alaska, down off her high-flying Frankenfish. Enough with the pandering to Alaska commercial ...

Are Pro-GMO scientists against chemical pesticides?

Even scientists promoting Bt eggplant are against excessive and injudicious use of chemical pesticides. In a press release, Dr. Emiliana ...

GM lobby still trying to force discredited GM foods, says GM opposer

Genetic modification was supposed to be the ground-breaking science of the future. Its magic wand would feed the world and ...

20 years of GMO policy keeps Americans in the dark, says GMO opposer

Popular resistance is boiling over on the GMO labeling issue, as the New York Times reported last week in a ...

Africa: Biosafety regulators urged to strengthen links

In efforts to harmonise national biosafety regulations across Africa, the links between national regulatory authorities and key stakeholders must be ...

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource

Despite their ecologic similarity, soils from three geographically distinct areas of the American southwest harbor vastly different collections of small, ...

GM benefits are plain to see, comments GM supporter

IF CROP biotechnology had not been available to the 15.4 million farmers using it in 2010, maintaining global food production ...

Survey: Most see no need for biotech info on food labels

A new survey shows very few Americans cite biotechnology as an information need on food labels. Neither are most consumers ...

It’s in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower

Scientists believe they've pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants "know" when to flower ...

The inside story on the GM wheat trial debate

If the organisers of this weekend’s Take the Flour Back protest against the genetically modified wheat trial at Rothamsted in ...