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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 ...

Grocery Manufacturers Association seeks October hearing to block Vermont GMO labeling bill

Late last week lawyers for the Grocery Manufacturers Association asked a federal judge to shelve the state's GMO labeling law.It's ...

Norman Borlaug inspires biotech-based second ‘Green Revolution’

If Norman Ernest Borlaug were a Roman Catholic, he could be declared a saint immediately. The Church begins the canonisation ...

Costa Rican court declares GMO regulatory approval process unconstitutional

In a ruling Thursday lauded by Costa Rica’s anti-GMO activists, the country’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, struck down the government’s ...
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Genetic modification, gene therapy, insect resistance management: Evolutionary tools for sustainability

Solving societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss will require evolutionary thinking in order to be effective ...

Cargill sues Syngenta over financial losses due to rejected GMO corn

Cargill Inc. sued Syngenta Seeds Inc. on Friday in an unusual legal battle over genetically modified food that both companies ...

Oregon GMO labelers ally with marijuana legalization campaign in voter registration drive

Young adults tend to be the least likely to vote in Oregon – particularly in non-presidential years. But the campaigns ...
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National Academy of Sciences convenes panel to re-evaluate GMOs

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is embarking on a comprehensive study of genetically engineered (GE) crops. It will examine the historic development of ...

Ugandan finance minister supports biotech bill

The minister of state for Finance in charge of Planning, Matia Kasaija, has refuted claims  that government has withdrawn the ...
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Anti-GMO fervor and vaccine rejection not the liberal equivalent of climate denial

For a long time, those wishing to claim that Democrats and Republicans both reject science—we're all biased, just in different ...

Filipino farmers, scientists: Bt eggplant ‘healthier, safer’ alternative against pests

Local government constituents from Pangasinan province in the Philippines, including municipal agriculturists and farmers, students, members of the media, and other stakeholders ...
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In support of Shiva’s critique of the Green Revolution

Social media is alive with folks’ thoughts on Michael Specter’s recent New Yorker piece. As the controversy fades, I worry that ...

Will new European Commission president be unfriendly to biotech?

The Juncker Commission has promised to be “more political” than its predecessor, something GMO backers see as a negative development ...

Missouri’s right-to-farm amendment could protect farmers from new GMO regulations

Missouri voters and interest groups are locked in a battle over the right to farm, as some farmers say they ...

Modern foods genetically modified for centuries

For the health-conscious, the prevailing wisdom is that natural food is the best food. But no matter what studies of ...

Maui locals sue in attempt to stop anti-GMO voter initiative

A group of Maui County residents and organizations are suing in an attempt to stop a county voter initiative to ...

DC nonprofit donates $78,000 to Vermont’s GMO labeling law fund

Vermont has raised more than $300,000 in private donations since May to help defend its GMO labeling law in federal ...

Vietnam green-lights first GM corn crop cultivation but ‘disturbing questions’ remain

Vietnam has green-lighted the cultivation of its first genetically modified (GM) corn crop after leaving a number of disturbing questions ...

Oregon GMO labeling backers open new campaign office, focus on door-to-door canvassing

Oregon is gearing up for a high-profile food fight this election season: a November vote on whether to require food ...
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