Can biotechnology solve China’s food security problem?

When talking about agriculture in China, you are likely hear two statistics over and over again: China is home to ...

Anti-GMO groups protesting farmer assurance

Organizations that are anti-biotech are throwing a fit over the “farmers assurance provision” that was included in the House of ...
Drought scorches much of US corn crop, but plant technology could still provide huge harvest

Drought scorches much of US corn crop, but plant technology could still provide huge harvest

Almost a third of the nation’s corn crop has been damaged by heat and drought, and a number of farmers ...
Banana genome sequence will aid crop improvement

Banana genome sequence will aid crop improvement

Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of the banana, an important crop in developing countries that provides a fruit widely ...

Are there any proven health risks associated with biotech food, articles helping to explain the confusion

Helping readers navigate the confusing controversy ...

UK: Green Food Project opens door to GM science

The government has committed to an industry-wide debate about genetically modified (GM) foods ...

Turks refusing to eat GM food, says Greenpeace poll

Some 83 percent of Turkish people are against consuming food from genetically modified (GM) organisms, according to a survey by ...

Projecting agricultural impacts of climate change, can GM crops help?

In a summer like this, as we watch crop conditions wither in record-setting heat and dry conditions, we might wonder ...

Rice lands on the radar of GMO researchers

On most GI charts, as illustrated on the Harvard Medical School website, the GI score for rice is an average ...

The issue that won’t go away: Farm biotechnology

Covering farm technology means being on the scene with ag biotech too. From the first days of tomatoes that had ...

Advanced techniques could propel crop improvement

Scientists could take greater strides toward crop improvement if there were wider adoption of advanced techniques used to understand the ...

Romania and GMOs: An anti-GMO stance for Romania

Let us first state that this is not an anti-genetically modified organisms article. Given the right biotechnology, at the right ...

GMO mosquitoes saving lives in Brazil

When it comes to life or death, genetically modified organisms win out over leaving the environment untouched, and those with ...

Beets root of fuel source

A biofuel company hopes plots of high-sugar “energy beets” will fuel an ethanol project ...

France’s Le Foll to keep biotech-crops ban, Le Monde says

French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll wants to keep the country’s moratorium on existing genetically-modified crops, Le Monde said, citing ...

Canada: Growers say survey shows consumers oppose GM

Orchardists in Okanaga say they have all the evidence they need to fight the introduction of GM fruit. A national ...

Cloned meat, milk as safe as traditional: EU Food Agency

Europe's food safety regulator said Thursday that food products like milk and meat from cloned farm animals are just as ...
GM food protest

GM food protest

SPORTING bakers' hats, aprons and wooden spoons, a coach-load of Totnes residents joined a national protest in Harpenden, Hertsfordshire, against ...

GM food labelling poses many questions

While the new Labelling and Adver- tising of Foodstuffs Regulations (GN R146), which came into effect in March, is offering ...

Commentary: GMO grass mix-up is embarrassing

Last week, reports flew through over the internet and the social media universe that cows in Texas were dying from ...

GM canola contamination leads to court showdown

Australia's system of organic certification will come under intense scrutiny when two neighbouring farmers do battle in the Western Australian ...

Call to push GM crops to boost farm output

The need for the application of new technologies to increase farm output and seed yields, including genetically modified crops, was ...

Yak genome provides new insights into high altitude adaptation

Scientists have completed the genomic sequence and analyses of a female domestic yak, which provides important insights into understanding mammalian ...

Nigeria: ‘Nigeria needs biotechnology to avoid starvation’

The chairman Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun, has said Nigeria needs biotechnology to save it from ...

Nigeria: Stakeholders challenge President Jonathan over agricultural biotechnology law

Stakeholders including members of the National Assembly have berated President Goodluck Jonathan over his inability to assent into law till ...

Chinese scientists identify yield-boosting rice gene

Researchers in China have identified a rice gene that could improve both the quality and yield of the staple crop ...

Pressure groups intensify campaign to derail GM guidance

Pressure groups Friends of the Earth (FoE) and GM Freeze have stepped up their campaign to derail EU safety guidelines ...

Genetically modified cotton gets high marks in India

Smallholder farmers in central and southern India who planted genetically modified (GM) cotton achieve larger yields, greater profits and a ...