How plants evolved to cope with cold

In a study that appeared last week in Nature, researchers have found new clues to how plants evolved to withstand ...

Video: China faces political dilemma regarding GM drought resistant rice tested as safe

A number of leading scientists in China are preparing a proposal for the State Council to approve the commercial production ...

Nepalese activist official launches anti-GMO volley

Binyod Acharya, an official with a National Tea and Coffee Development Board in Nepal, launched a broadside against GMOs, accusing ...

Bt sweet corn yields higher, require less pesticides, cuts bioseafety costs

The only GE fruits and vegetables commercially available are virus-resistant papaya and squash, and insect-resistant sweet corn. With their diverse ...

Napa Valley may push for GMO labels

While California voters rejected a ballot initiative that would label foods containing genetically modified organisms just over a year ago, ...

Genetic defect in tomatoes tweaked to increase yields, fruitiness in canned varieties

Teasing out the hidden subtleties of a type of hybrid vigor involving just one gene has provided scientists at Cold Springs ...

Ghana prostate cancer victim spreads misinformation as anti-GMO campaign ignites

Anti-GMO groups in Ghana are escalating their scare campaigns after the government completed regulations that could allow modified cowpeas and ...

Wales anti-GM European Parliamentarian backs freeze in wake of liberalization plea

Jill Evans MEP, an anti-GMO activist who represents Wales in the European Parliament, has called for a freeze on GMOs ...

Trade protectionism, falling prices behind Chinese GMO corn rejections?

Over the past several weeks, China has rejected several shipments of approved corn grown in the United States, in a ...

Big Ag response to critics: Don’t let misinformation define you

There’s a lot of conversation about traditional agriculture recently, and much of it is critical. Think stories about genetically modified ...

Ecologist amps anti-Golden Rice campaign

The Ecologist, the once-venerable UK environmental magazine, has launched another salvo in its campaign against Golden Rice. The vitamin A ...

Genetically modified crops key to India’s food security

India's population will grow to 1.3 billion by 2017, so current agricultural output needs to be doubled against odds like ...

China GMO trade war: Distillers corn grain caught in crossfire, rejected

China has turned away about 2,000 tons of U.S. dried distillers grain (DDG), a corn by-product, and more rejections are ...

In GMO debate, ‘right to know’ is empty mantra

The right to know is an empty mantra, three words that sound like they are pursuing freedom and information.  However, ...

India environment minister to back more GM crops in January

India's new environment minister Veerappa Moily has indicated he will push to overturn the blockage on GMO crops instituted by ...
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Seeking alternative to fossil fuels, high-yielding heat and cold resistant biofuel crop potential genetic goldmine

Six years ago, jatropha—an inedible, drought-resistant plant that produces a high-quality oil—was “the next big thing in biofuel,” because its oil ...

Irish potato farmers, facing blight scare, look to GMOs but EU turns blind eye

GM is important for Ireland. The country's staple pototao crop is being threatened. Farmers typically spray 10-20 times against blight; ...

Need for GM crops fall as pests populations die off

Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according ...

Video: GMOs safe to eat says Tamar Haspel, WaPo foodie columnist

Tamar Haspel, food columnist at The Washington Post, argues in the attached video that consumers should not be overly concerned about ...

Resolution in Kauai anti-GMO bill calls for ‘sketchy’ GMO safety assessment

A resolution in Kauai’s Bill 2491--which heavily restricts the use of GM crops and pesticides--calls for a “neutral facilitator” to convene ...

Banana apocalypse? GM one of few options to save threatened cavendish

Scientists are experimenting with genetic modifications to protect Cavendish bananas from a variant of the banana wilt fungus. If the fungus jumps ...

Why Whole Foods dropped Chobani yogurt? It’s about corporate profits, not GMOs

Why did the grocery giant Whole Foods drop Chobani Greek-style yogurt? The reason suggested by the Wall Street Journal: Whole Foods wants to ...

Evidence to support Don Huber’s claim of hidden glyphosate-GMO dangers still missing

It’s been almost three years since retired Purdue University Professor Don Huber sent an alarming letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

Kaua’i mayor reports on efforts to begin implementation of anti-GMO bill

For the first time since signing a controversial anti-GMO bill into law last month, Kaua'i County Mayor Bernard Carvalho reported ...

Block party: Are activists thwarting GMO innovation?

Is there evidence that groups fighting against genetically modified food have thwarted good technologies that would otherwise make agriculture more ...

Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse calls campaign against GM crops ‘anti-science’ and ‘irresponsible’

Nobel Laureate cell biologist Sir Paul Nurse has termed the campaign against GM foods "irresponsible,” calling the whole debate against ...

Organic labeling: Is there a place for GM foods?

For more than a decade, organic farmers, ranchers and food processors have been subject to rigorous annual inspections to ensure ...

Americans mildly concerned about GM foods, but confused as to what they are

Less than 10% of adults were “very” or “extremely” concerned about genetically modified ingredients when market research company NPD Group last ...