Africa: Ban on GMOs

The government has maintained a ban on imports of GM crop seeds and GM products. The ban on products is ...

GMOs: What are they and what’s all the fuss?

We hear a lot about Genetically Modified foods, or Genetically Modified Organisms - GMOs. But what exactly are they, and ...

GM lobby still trying to force discredited GM foods, says GM opposer

Genetic modification was supposed to be the ground-breaking science of the future. Its magic wand would feed the world and ...

Africa: Biosafety regulators urged to strengthen links

In efforts to harmonise national biosafety regulations across Africa, the links between national regulatory authorities and key stakeholders must be ...

20 years of GMO policy keeps Americans in the dark, says GMO opposer

Popular resistance is boiling over on the GMO labeling issue, as the New York Times reported last week in a ...

Are Pro-GMO scientists against chemical pesticides?

Even scientists promoting Bt eggplant are against excessive and injudicious use of chemical pesticides. In a press release, Dr. Emiliana ...

It’s in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower

Scientists believe they've pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants "know" when to flower ...

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource

Despite their ecologic similarity, soils from three geographically distinct areas of the American southwest harbor vastly different collections of small, ...

GM benefits are plain to see, comments GM supporter

IF CROP biotechnology had not been available to the 15.4 million farmers using it in 2010, maintaining global food production ...

Survey: Most see no need for biotech info on food labels

A new survey shows very few Americans cite biotechnology as an information need on food labels. Neither are most consumers ...

Wal-Mart defies anti-biotech extremists, keeps sweet corn on market

Good for Wal-Mart! Despite intense pressure by anti-biotechnology activists, the retailing giant didn’t cave in to demands that it “reject” ...

The inside story on the GM wheat trial debate

If the organisers of this weekend’s Take the Flour Back protest against the genetically modified wheat trial at Rothamsted in ...

Police keep anti-GM protestors in UK from destroying wheat crop

Police kept hundreds of protesters at bay as they attempted to destroy a field where genetically modified wheat is being ...

Britain’s Green Party promotes anti-science zealotry

This is one of those agonised posts. I actually like the Green Party. My dad used to be, and may ...
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Activists in UK plan to trash crop experiment

For researchers at the UK's Rothamsted research center, the past few weeks must have felt like a train wreck in ...

Opponents of this crop trial are blind to the food crisis, says GM supporter

The battle over GM food has begun again and it seems there is little in common between those in favour ...

Mexican farmers block Monsanto law

Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents ...

Seeds of doubt over GM wheat

The field trial of GM spring wheat has raised questions about the technology and the intentions of the researchers. Research ...

The Geek Manifesto on GM crops

On Sunday, an anti-GM crop group called Take the Flour Back is planning a “day of mass decontamination” at the ...

An all-out war over lab-food labeling

For more than a decade, almost all processed foods in the U.S. -- cereals, snack foods, salad dressings -- have ...

The GM scientists’ risky strategy that won public support

The phrase "Frankenfood" entered tabloid English at the turn of the last century when protesters, backed by the green movement, ...

European activists link up against GM wheat

Around 200 protestors from across the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium have been marching against the return of open air ...

French ban of Monsanto GM maize rejected by EU

France's attempt to ban the planting of a Monsanto strain of genetically modified maize was rejected by the EU's food ...

A genetic cure for tomato rot

Gardeners are all too familiar with the experience. You plant a handful of shriveled sand-colored tomato seeds, urge them out ...

Asia’s stinkiest fruit gets genetic makeover

Some liken it to heaven. Some liken it to a sack full of spoiled onions and jock straps. But durian, ...

Rights group aims to stop killing of Canada GMO pigs

A U.S. animal rights group hopes to save a herd of genetically modified pigs from early deaths after funding dried ...

FDA okays GMO carrot for rare Gaucher disease

The US Food & Drug Admin. just approved a drug made from genetically modified carrots to treat Gaucher, a rare ...

Squaring the genetically modified crop circle

CONTROVERSY over genetically modified wheat is building to what seems likely to be confrontation in the UK on 27 May ...