Papal advisory body says GM food represents provides medical benefits

The president of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences—an advisory body that is not part of the Church’s teaching authority—told the ...

GM cows used to produce milk that protects against HIV

Despite the misgivings that many people have surrounding cow’s milk, it is a good source of nutrients such as calcium ...

Would Proposition 37 really cost, or tell, consumers more?

Discussions of Proposition 37, the initiative that would require labeling of many genetically engineered foods, tend to bring up two ...

India: Ban on GM crops’ field trials not the solution, adequate regulation needed

The interim report of the Technical Expert Committee appointed by the Supreme Court for help in hearing a petition to ...

Chefs back Prop. 37 on food labeling

More than 350 top chefs this week came out in favor of Proposition 37, the initiative that calls for labeling ...

Questionable GM test ban? Debate over permitting GM foods in Indian fields is controversial on several levels

Last week a Supreme Court-mandated panel of experts that was to recommend, or ban, field trials of genetically modified (GM) ...

Groups win challenge regarding gene altered crops

A federal judge has sided with environmental groups that challenged the planting of genetically-modified crops on National Wildlife Refuges in ...
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Midwest farmers praise drought-resistant corn for good yields

With the corn harvest underway in the Midwest, farmers are evaluating the performance of new drought-resistant corn varieties after the ...

Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...

France says no need to revisit Monsanto maize approval

A study last month pointing to health risks from a type of genetically modified maize and a related pesticide did ...
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Indian farmers protest Monsanto GM corn field trial in Haryana

Carrying banners and placards featuring monster corn, farmers protested outside the Regional Research Station where open air GM corn trials ...
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South Africa: Draft changes to GM label laws published

New draft laws will compel industry to label food containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients. This comes after a protracted row ...

GM crops to boost Malaysia’s food security

Rapid population growth, climate change, escalating food prices, diminishing agricultural land and water resources pose a serious setback in increasing ...

Scientists create transgenic chicken unable to contract Avian Flu

The H5N1 avian flu virus, which ministers of health propaganda around the world have been using for years to generate ...
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Syria: Assad approves law on GM food as deadly conflict rages

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, where more than 33,000 people have been killed in 19 months of conflict, issued a ...

Scientists call out French researchers to release GMO test data

More than 700 scientists and academicians have signed petitions calling on French researcher Gilles-Eric Seralini to release research data behind ...

Indian Scientific Advisory Council recommends GM crops for nutrition security

The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) on Biotechnology and Agriculture to the Prime Minister of India recommended a judicious blend of ...

India: Genetically modified foods capped for 10 years by Supreme Court panel

The fate of genetically modified (GM) food crops in India has been virtually sealed. After the damning report of the ...
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Popular mobile food app adds GMO feature

Fooducate, a mobile app launched last year to help grocery store shoppers quickly look up nutrition and other product info ...
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New future for an old crop: Barley enters the genomic age

Higher yields, improved pest and disease resistance and enhanced nutritional value are among the potential benefits of an international research ...
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A European-wide network for systematic GMO impact assessment

The authors of this paper propose a framework for a European-wide network for systematic GMO impact assessment. This network aims ...

Label GMO foods to protect consumers, urge activists

Civil society groups yesterday petitioned the government to ensure that genetically modified food in the country is labelled to protect ...

Kenyan farmer to California voters: Your vote on Prop 37 will impact me

When the United States votes on November 6, many Kenyans will want to see if Americans will re-elect President Obama, ...

Food security challenges: Biotechnology to the rescue in Africa?

It is imperative for Nigeria to embrace the modern food production techniques that have come in the form of Agricultural ...

Crop genome plasticity and its relevance to food safety of genetically engineered breeding stacks

Genetically engineered (GE) stacks (also known as stacked or combined events) are produced by combining two or more single transgenic ...

Why are field tests of golden rice necessary?

Field tests and other evaluations help us determine how Golden Rice will grow in the field and if it will ...
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Are politics holding back animal engineers?

When she saw the trailer for the documentary Genetic Roulette, Alison Van Eenennaam wanted to laugh, then cry. The film ...

Monsanto expands biotech wheat field tests, anti-GM activists unhappy

The Monsanto Co. has nearly tripled the acreage of its permitted field tests for genetically engineered wheat in 2012, bringing ...
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