Research on poplar clones reveals insights into plant epigenetics

A team of researchers led by Sherosha Raj of the University of Toronto found that some clones of poplar trees ...

Does glyphosate (Roundup) lead to superweeds?

In 2004, farmers in Georgia discovered a weed that was resistant to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Round Up ...

How to prevent GM corn from ‘contaminating’ (cross pollinating) non GMO fields

Cross-pollination from genetically modified crops is a major concern to farmers who use conventional methods to grow crops--especially corn, which ...
Economist editorial: 'Green" anti-GMO activists are like 'climate deniers'

Economist editorial: ‘Green” anti-GMO activists are like ‘climate deniers’

The Economist has come out with a stinging editorial [article access requires free registration], "Fields of Beaten Gold," attacking the ...

Serbia blocks cultivation, import of GMOs

Serbia’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced that it will not allow the cultivation or import of genetically modified crops for ...

Honey and GMOs: Greens celebrate EU decision to keep GM pollen label

The European Parliament’s environment committee recently voted on a proposal to revise the EU rules on honey. A majority of ...

India GMO fight: ‘Crop does not become harmful after it is genetically modified’

Many states within India are opposing the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, which would set up an independent ...

In GMO French fry debate, conservationists sit on sidelines as ‘mob mentality’ poisons discussion

Activists who oppose genetic modification have the “advantage” because of the way they frame their arguments, writes Keith Kloor in ...

Spain cuts pesticide use, saves millions of euros by adopting GM corn

The adoption of genetically modified Bt corn in Spain--one of the few European Union countries to embrace GM technology--has allowed ...

Hawai’i island mayor signs anti-GMO Bill 113

Mayor Billy Kenoi of Hawaii’s Big Island has signed Bill 113, a law designed to severely restrict the future planting ...

Details emerge about Maui Councilwoman’s proposed anti-GMO/anti-pesticide bill

Maui Councilwoman Ellie Cochran plans to submit a bill to the Maui County Council that would require agricultural companies to ...

Podcast: Agricultural researcher Cami Ryan discusses Séralini controversy

Dr. Cami Ryan, researcher with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan and prominent supporter of ...

Zimbabwe government will not allow production of GM crops

Government officials announced that Zimbabwe will not allow the cultivation of genetically modified crops. The government has been under pressure ...

Farmed salmon company links with environmental activists to push for GM salmon label

In response to the possible approval of a genetically modified salmon, an environmental group and a seafood company are asking ...

China rejects another GM corn shipment from US; possible move to boost domestic prices

China has rejected five more shipments of not-yet approved GM corn from the US, a move that could “discourage imports ...

Survey shows Floridians support genetic modification to save citrus industry

Floridians support the use of genetic modification to save the state’s citrus industry, according to recent research by the Center ...

Maui in crosshairs as anti-GMO activists propose pesticide, GM crop disclosure bill

Maui Councilwoman Ellie Cochran has proposed a bill similar to Kauai’s Bill 2491 that calls for mandatory disclosure of pesticide ...

Small scale African farmers reap benefits of genetically modified cotton

Cotton yields in Burkina Faso, one of the few African countries that allow the cultivation of genetically modified crops, have ...

Agricultural companies on Kaua’i begin voluntary pesticide-use disclosure program

For the last two weeks, agricultural companies on Kauai have been rolling out the new Good Neighbor Program, a voluntary ...

New rice strain could ‘dramatically’ increase yields

Scientists at the International Rice Research Institute have bred a strain of rice that could dramatically increase yields. The long-grain ...

For the first time, developing countries producing more GM crops than developed world

This year, for the first time in the 20 years that genetically modified crops have been available, farmers in developing ...

Kenyan scientists call on government to lift ban on GMOs after retraction of Séralini study

In response to the retraction of a study allegedly showing that consuming genetically modified corn causes tumor growth in rats, ...

Marion Nestle: Food and Chemical Toxicology bungled Séralini paper retraction

The editors of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology are at fault in the controversy involving the retraction of Gilles-Éric Séralini's ...

Agricultural industry willing to compromise in GMO labeling battle

To avoid future costly state battles, agricultural corporations have said that they are open to a national labeling standard for ...

Improved soybean yields a result of genetic advances

Since 1924, soybean yields in the US have increased annually 0.34 bushels per acre nationally, according to a study by ...

Rejection of GMOs ‘a major failing’ of environmental activism

“It took me 10 years to really understand that the science wasn’t supporting what we activists were saying [about genetically ...

Local farmers must do their part to stand up to anti-GMO activists

It’s up to local farmers—the silent majority—to stand up to anti-GMO activists in Hawaii, writes Joni Kamiya, author of the ...

View from New Zealand: How the Séralini GMO rat study made suckers of so many people

When a study by French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini came out last year allegedly showing that rats that ate genetically modified ...