PBS video: Golden Rice faces challenges in Phillipines

Vitamin A deficiency is a deadly threat to kids and pregnant mothers in the Third World. In the Philippines, the ...
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7 ways biotech crops fail in feeding the world

Many in the biotechnology industry seem to believe there’s a simple solution to the global food crisis: genetically modified (GM ...
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Can ‘Big Data’ help sidestep the controversy over GMOs and the future of food

Inside a squat building on San Francisco’s 10th Street, packed into a space that looks a lot like a high ...

Anti-GMO critics dominate National Academy of Sciences crop biotech evaluation

The first two days of hearings on the latest round of scientific review for biotech crops and genetically engineered foods ...
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Generation Y put off by anti-science, anti-GMO bent of green activists

What do we know about the so-called ‘Generation Y’? They are the ‘80s and ‘90s ‘Echo boomer’ children, the web ...
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What happens when 100 billion animals, over 18 years, eat GMOs?

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill ...
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New weed fighting herbicide-tolerant GMO trait approved

The Agriculture Department has approved the commercial planting of corn and soybeans genetically engineered to survive being sprayed by the ...

Biotech could increase crop yields by improving photosynthesis

Two down, one to go. Researchers have completed the second of three major steps needed to turbocharge photosynthesis in crops ...

South African chain’s committment to reduce GMOs doesn’t impress activists

Woolworths has announced that it intends to cut back genetically modified or GMO products by 50 percent but food activists ...
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Can researchers make a biotech wheat that’s not a GMO?

>Researchers have discovered "the most famous wheat gene," a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer ...

Biotech industry appeasing anti-GMO critics

Executives at the helm of every biotech company, every farm bureau and every commodity group are listening rather intently to ...

Ralph Nader: Is GMO science corrupt?

The food we eat is increasingly engineered by corporate science. Biotech companies like Monsanto and DuPont have moved towards monopolizing ...

Public GMO studies database finds GMOs safe, half of studies independent

Critics of genetically modified crops often assert that all research into the plants’ safety is bought and paid for by industry ...

Let farmers, not activists, decide fate of GM crops in India

Professor Dr. Shanthu Shantharam of the Iowa State University’s Seed Science Centre said that the decision on the usage of ...

Regulating research in Uganda does not mean stopping research

Regulation should be part of any human activity as it creates a safe boundary for operation. Regulation is part of ...
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Can biotechnology rescue diseased Florida orange crop?

For the past decade, Florida's oranges have been literally starving. Since it first appeared in 2005, citrus greening, also known ...

How will religious authorities deal with lab-grown meat?

In Genesis, God granted humans dominion over animals. In modern times, that dominion has spawned one of the planet’s biggest ...

Ugandan committee questions safety of biotech bill

Considering GMOs to be dangerous, a report generated from consultations by the committee on science and technology has cautioned government ...
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Conventional plant breeding outpaces GM technology for drought tolerance

Old-fashioned breeding techniques seem to be leading genetic modification in a race to develop crops that can withstand drought and ...
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Anti-GMOers accused of ‘fear mongering’ as fight over Maui GMO bill ramps up

There’s only a few weeks more until the vote in Maui County to place a “moratorium” on the biotech crops ...

Costa Rican activists demand right to know GM field locations

On September 11, 2014, the Sala IV declared the country’s approval process for GMO projects unconstitutional because it violates the right of ...

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva reaches out to agribusiness, renounces anti-GMO stance

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar ...

India to adopt new insect resistance management strategy for transgenic Bt cotton

Nagpur-based Central Institute for Cotton Research will soon write to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to allow sale of ...
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Whole Foods GMO labeling support designed to pump profits, not inform

A label like that of the Non-GMO Project is uniquely effective at making GMOs seem scary. It highlights—and exaggerates—the prevalence of ...

Video: Cornell Alliance for Science says zero tolerance for GMOs prevents rational conversations

The Cornell Alliance for Science encouraged viewers to "unbundle" GMOs in a two-minute video released last week. Just like how sticks ...

New Yorker editor among many who stand by criticism of Vandana Shiva

A profile of the anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva in The New Yorker in August by Michael Specter has drawn a blistering, 5,000-word rebuttal from Shiva, who accuses Specter ...

New CEO of Monsanto India says Bt cotton research to continue

Monsanto, the $15 billion agrochemical multinational, continues to conduct field trials of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, despite a ...
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