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Researchers find gene that boosts sugar beet yields

A European team of researchers has discovered a gene with the potential to increase sugar beet yields. Presented in the ...

U.S. Embassy partners to organize agricultural biotechnology workshop to promote awareness about GMOs

Funded by the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the workshop aims to create awareness of the bio-safety of ...

Dairy producers gain access to new genetic testing services

Canada’s dairy producers have long recognized the benefits of identifying desired genetic traits in their herds. Now, with the creation ...

Swaziland moving towards GM crop farming

SEA in partnership with the University of Swaziland, took the media on an educational tour of genetically modified crops in ...

Expert calls for expedition of the implementation of Biosafety Law in Ghana

Mr. Kwame Dei Asamoah-Okyere, Head of the Biosafety Unit of the Food and Drugs Board, on Wednesday called for a ...

Video: Farmers and researchers discuss GMOs

Farmers and experts from around the world discuss their experiences with genetically modified food crops. View video discussion about biotechnology ...

Healthy, risk-free biotech crops pushed

The Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines (BCP) has reaffirmed its commitment to push for the adoption of biotech crops that ...
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Video: Debate about GM crops reignites

The genetic modification of plants has been back in the news recently as scientists at Rothamsted Research conduct an open ...

Number of GM field trials in Europe in decline

The number of applications for experimental field trials with GM plants in Europe is steadily decreasing, new figures show. The ...

Man faces GM wheat break-in charges

A 50-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after an incident at a research centre where a trial of ...

Stringent GMO regulatory system urged by anti-GM group

MANILA, Philippines -- International environment group Greenpeace urged a strict scrutiny of regulators of GMO (genetically-modified organism) products being introduced ...

GM products imported into Swaziland illegally

Despite the fact that Swaziland does not have a bio-safety law, genetically modified (GM) products are being imported into the ...

Food prices can go up if transgenic is refused

Considerations by one of the most important supermarket chains in the United Kingdom. Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, one of the ...

Plants genetic response changes due to stress

No one's talking about giving intelligence tests, but researchers say they've shown that plants have smarts — the sort needed ...

GMO: Unproven harm, unconfirmed benefit

Production of genetically-modified products is prohibited in Russia, but their import is allowed. GMO are rarely used for food production, ...

Kenya to commercialize genetically modified foods by 2014

Kenya is implementing guidelines to facilitate the commercialization of genetically modified crops by 2014 as part of efforts to boost ...

Rothamsted GM trial: Scientists against activists

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been off the shelves and out of British fields for many years now. But the ...

Canada: British Columbian apple growers worry over GM

Some growers in the Okanangan region of British Columbia are worried by the introduction of genetically modified crops. This comes ...

Genetically altered salmon may encounter another roadblock

Another roadblock or barrier is in the process of being erected in the case of the highly controversial "Frankenfish" the ...

Farmers, activists seek ban on genetically modified plants in Oregon’s Jackson County

A group of local farmers and food activists wants Jackson County to pass an ordinance banning the planting of genetically ...

Anti-GMO group raises concerns about GM products

Biotechnology's promise to feed the world did not anticipate "Trojan corn," "super weeds" and the disappearance of monarch butterflies. But ...

Farmers, activists seek ban on genetically modified plants in Oregon’s Jackson County

A group of local farmers and food activists wants Jackson County to pass an ordinance banning the planting of genetically ...

Researchers mark milestone in pursuit of switchgrass genome

In Washington, in an attempt to piece together the switchgrass genome, the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in an international ...

Farmers challenge GM trials on BBC’s Newsnight

Conventional wheat farmer Peter Lundgren will join other GM sceptics in a public debate on Rothamsteds GM wheat trial hosted ...

GM wheat trial promises fiery TV debate

Campaigners are set to lock horns with the scientists behind the GM wheat trial at Rothamsted Research in a live ...

Grower develops GMO apple that won’t turn brown

An Okanagan orchardist is trying to get the OK for a genetically modified apple that won't turn brown, but his ...

Destroy GMO-tainted papaya crops, researcher says

Academics yesterday called on the Agriculture Department to destroy farms growing Hawaiian papaya in Kanchanaburi province after a recent study ...
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Superweeds: A long-predicted problem for GM crops has arrived

I was a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee when the agency approved production of genetically modified foods in ...