Octopus genes may foretell climate rise problems

Tamara Jones | 
Now, genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus reveals that this may have happened at some point in the not-too-distant past ...
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A chance to move the GM debate on

Ian Sample | 
Will something come of it after all? On Tuesday, crop scientists at one of Britain's leading agricultural centres pleaded with ...

Kenya: The GM debate is more than about biosafety

David Dickson | 
This month, after almost a decade of intense debate, Kenya is expected to become the third country in Sub-Saharan Africa ...

Genetically modified food labels legislation fails in Connecticut

A key Connecticut lawmaker says efforts to enact state legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified food died in the face ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Orion Jones | 
Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...

Green fuel is possible with artificial ecosystems

Charlotte Dormer | 
Algae could become an important source of sustainable biofuel, as production doesn't compete with food crops for land. But we ...

Busy beekeepers

Meg McConahey | 
“The role of the backyard beekeeper is extremely valuable,” said Serge Labesque, one of the North Bay's most knowledgable beekeepers, ...

Monsanto’s deep roots in Washington

Russ Choma | 
Love it or hate it -- and there are plenty of people on either side -- the company controls much ...

GM crops still far from mass cultivation

Genetically-modified (GM) maize has yet to be grown en masse as there is still a requirement for tests if the ...

Balancing needs and fears in the GM crop debate

On Wednesday's Today programme a spokesman for the Rothamsted biologists doing the "urging" (Scientists send video plea to anti-GM crop ...

GM critics in Malyasia on attack

Paul Icamina | 
Contrary to national interest, Or hopelessly flawed. Take your pick. Whatever your choice, in what is billed as the Great ...

Turkey’s biosafety law causes heavy losses to agri-food chain

According to the new Economic Impact Assessment by British consultant Graham Brookes (PG Economics), Turkey’s biosafety law has had a ...

Why is the Gates Foundation helping Monsanto push GMOs?

Paige Aarhus | 
Monsanto and the Gates Foundation claim genetically modified crops will revolutionize agriculture in Kenya, but critics warn the technology is ...

Consumers trust food biotech, industry survey says

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2012 "Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology & Sustainability" survey shows that Americans remain highly ...

Frankenfoods at Whole Foods Market grocery causes dispute

Don Fitz | 
Even in a city full of people working for Monsanto, virtually everyone wants labels on food with genetically modified organisms ...

GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market

Hai Duong | 
In April 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) informed that there had been no final experiment result ...

Africa: Global and national resistance to GMOs

Nnimmo Bassey | 
Our focus in this presentation is on modern biotechnology in crops and animal species. Traditional biotechnology is as old as ...

Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that ...

Tanzania: Call for review of GMO rules

Orton Kiishweko | 
SOME stakeholders in the cotton industry have demanded the strict liability clause in bio-safety regulatory framework to be removed to ...

Grant will help scientists uncover hidden soybean genes

Soybeans are the world's largest single source of vegetable protein and edible oil, already used to make livestock feed, soymilk, ...

Molecular genetics helps ‘undress’ mutton

Under the supervision of Murdoch agricultural scientist Professor David Pethick, he borrowed an idea from molecular genetics to test the ...
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Opinions on genetic engineering that aren’t worth a bean

Henry Miller | 
Just in time for Earth Day in April, a Stanford Magazine article about the farming of soybeans offered a rich ...
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Should GMOs in food products be labeled?

Patricia Gay | 
Consumers may not know exactly what genetically modified food is, but chances are they’re eating it. A local grocer is ...

Misplaced protest against GMO

Plant scientists at Rothamsted Research, a complex of buildings and fields in Hertfordshire, UK, that prides itself on being the ...
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Back from the dead: Couple who paid $155,000 to CLONE their dog

One couple couldn't bare to live without their beloved yellow Labrador, so when he died of cancer they put a ...

Importance of global food supply and security

The importance of a secure global food supply extends beyond the threat of hunger and malnutrition into wider security concerns, ...

Kenya to get 249 million GMO technology boost

Agatha Ngotho | 
KENYA is set to benefit from a US $ 3 million grant seeking to enhance knowledge sharing and awareness on ...
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