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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 – ...

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 ...
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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 ...