UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization report calls for better biotech efforts in developing countries

A new [Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations] publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring ...

Proposed congressional bill bans the cultivation of GMOs in Costa Rica

Opposition lawmakers and environmental groups today filed a bill to Costa Rican Congress to establish a moratorium on the cultivation ...

With brinjal (eggplant) approval, Bangladesh joins GMO club

The National Committee on Biosafety (NCB) yesterday officially released [Bangladesh's] first genetically modified (GM) food crop, brinjal, which is infused ...

Oregon’s top newspaper on Washington I-522: Don’t back “irrational” labeling

The Oregonian, Oregon's largest newspaper, has released an editorial opposing Washington's GMO-labeling bill. The editorial board argues that this bill ...

Role of GMOs for food security in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

(Summary) The Center for Strategic & International Studies has released a report that investigates the current status of the GMO ...

Genetic mechanisms may cause herbicide resistance in weeds

(Summary) Farmers in Illinois have noticed over the last few years that the invasive waterhemp weed has become resistant to ...

UK Ecologist: GMOs produce ‘monopoly’ and ‘monoculture’

"My profound fear is that we will all be subjected to a greatly reduced number of mass-produced, unhealthy monocrop foods," ...

Consumers Union says labeling would not raise food prices, backs I-522

On Nov. 5, Washington state residents will vote on Initiative 522, a referendum that would require labels on foods that are ...

Teenage anti-GMO Internet sensation now blogs on HuffPo

The 14-year old Canadian girl, Rachel Parent, the founder of "Kids Right to Know", who became a cyberspace sensation by ...

Hawaii anti-GMO activists influence policy by spreading fear of biotech

Reason's Ronald Bailey explores Hawaii's anti-GMO activists, who spread false information to advance their political goals. Both the Hawaii County ...

Cost/benefit analysis of GM crops in sub-Saharan Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute has released a study on the impact of GMOs in African countries: A variable ...

Traces of glyphosate on crops are not toxic to humans

Anastasia Bodnar from Biofortified explains why the traces of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, are not toxic to ...

UK Environmental Minister: Consumers care more about cost of food, not GMO controversy

Consumers no longer care about the issue of GM crops, the [UK] Environment Secretary claims. Owen Paterson insisted genetically modified ...

In Europe, debate intensifies over GMO food imports from US

The European Union has some of the strictest regulations in the world for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, requiring extensive ...

Monsanto once supported GMO food labeling in Europe

The biotech company Monsanto, a major opponent of Washington state’s GMO-labeling Initiative 522, actually once supported the labeling of genetically ...

Washington State University researchers: GMO labeling is ‘useless,’ ‘misleading.’

Researchers at Washington State University’s Agricultural Research Center call an initiative to label genetically modified foods “useless information,” citing a ...

Using GMOs, scientists show how plants tell time

Plants use sugars to tell the time of day, according to research involving a University of York scientist which is ...

Judge rejects request by pro-labeling group to freeze ‘No on I-522’ campaign funds

A Thurston County judge rejected a request by the Moms for Labeling group Wednesday to freeze $3.5 million still unspent ...

European farming organizations demand greater access to GM crops

The organizations representing farmers in the four countries of the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Romania have written ...

Organic industry would reap windfall with passage of I-522

In his blog Edible Intelligence, Sam Vance warns that with the passage of Washington State's I-522, large organic grocers like ...

International scientists challenge Swedish government over funding of Golden Rice trial vandalism

In a statement on Mark Lynas's blog, prominent plant and agriculture scientists called out the Swedish government for funding MASIPAG, ...

Chipotle’s claim of reduced GMO use crumbles under scrutiny

Dana Liebelson of Mother Jones investigates Chipotle's claims of  reducing the use of GMOs and using locally sourced, organic ingredients. She ...

Filipino NYU plant geneticist backs Golden Rice

In his latest statement in Rappler, New York University's Dean of Science Michael D. Purugganan writes why he supports Golden Rice and ...

Los Angeles city councilmen propose ban on GMOs

Los Angeles is considering banning the cultivation and sale of genetically modified organisms. If it does, the second-largest U.S. city ...

Nigerian Agriculture Minister urges faster acceptance of biotechnology in Africa

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, has called for an accelerated pace in Africa's use of biotechnology, ...

Gates Foundation funds biotech banana research

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently committed $10 million to help produce vitamin A enriched bananas in sub-Saharan Africa ...

GMO labeling initiative ‘too close to call’ in Washington state

Initiative 522 opponents in Washington State have apparently shifted some voters against the ballot measure to require labeling of food ...

Labeling campaigners distort facts on GMOs

"The debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is shrill and frequently lacking," writes Parke Wilde, a Professor at the Friedman ...