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Low-gluten, high-fiber wheat varieties may begin to hit the market next year

Last winter, Paul Sproule read an article regarding niche wheats being developed by Arcadia Biosciences, a Davis, California, agricultural biotechnology ...
New biocontainment strategy could prevent spread of GMO microbes in the wild

New biocontainment strategy could prevent spread of GMO microbes in the wild

Hiroshima University (HU) researchers successfully developed a biocontainment strategy for …. GMOs. Their new method prevents genetically modified cyanobacteria from ...
Experts must counter 'simplistic' anti-GMO narrative with facts, says neurologist Steven Novella

Experts must counter ‘simplistic’ anti-GMO narrative with facts, says neurologist Steven Novella

The Pew Research Center has recently published a large survey regarding American’s attitudes toward food, including genetic modification .... There ...
How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

How crop biotechnology preserves and promotes biodiversity

Experts attending the [recent] United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Egypt say that adopting smart agronomic practices can play a significant ...
Bt insect-resistant crops don't cause allergies, European safety oversight organization reaffirms

Bt insect-resistant crops don’t cause allergies, European safety oversight organization reaffirms

Following a request from the European Commission, [the European Food Safety Authority] assessed the scientific publication by Santos‐Vigil et al ...
Tanzania's ban on GMO crop trials will set biotech research back a decade, scientists say

Tanzania’s ban on GMO crop trials will set biotech research back a decade, scientists say

An air of resignation characterized reactions …. to the government's surprise ban on all genetically modified organism (GMO) trials in ...
GMO Free label movement spins out of control—Now it's on cat litter and condoms

GMO Free label movement spins out of control—Now it’s on cat litter and condoms

From acai to condoms, companies are capitalizing on anti-GMO fervor, with misleading labels. At bus stops all over my neighborhood are ...
Video: Space-inspired 'speed breeding' fast tracks improvements in food crops

Video: Space-inspired ‘speed breeding’ fast tracks improvements in food crops

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists at ...
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Consumer fear of GMOs and political overreaction adversely impacts smallholder farms

Three letters can quickly turn lackadaisical shoppers at a farmers market, diners at a restaurant or families at dinner tables ...
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Vitamin-fortified Golden Rice moves one step closer to commercialization in the Philippines

A variety of Oryza sativa (rice) genetically engineered using recombinant DNA technology, Golden Rice contains beta carotene, an antioxidant which ...
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New GMO rice variety could cut arsenic exposure in food

Arsenic accumulation in rice grains is one of the serious agricultural issues in India. To address this, researchers at Lucknow-based ...
USDA, FDA approval of  lab-grown protein likely to spur 'all-out development' of clean meat products

USDA, FDA approval of lab-grown protein likely to spur ‘all-out development’ of clean meat products

The virtual super nova of interest in clean meat has arrived at the regulatory stage. The FDA and USDA are ...
First federal glyphosate-cancer trial slated for February 2019

First federal glyphosate-cancer trial slated for February 2019

A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on [November ...
Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Bayer appeals $78M verdict in landmark Monsanto glyphosate-cancer lawsuit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto on [November 20] appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said ...
Americans more skeptical of GMOs now than in 2016, Pew report shows

Americans more skeptical of GMOs now than in 2016, Pew report shows

Americans are closely divided over whether genetically modified foods are worse for one’s health than foods that are not genetically ...
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Fear of GMOs scares China’s consumers, slows agricultural innovation

In the midst of a trade war with the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping keeps repeating that China is ...
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Argentina could be first country to plant GMO wheat, engineered for drought resistance—if regulators approve

“We mustn't do what other countries have already done; we must do what no other country did," the CEO of ...
Plants engineered to 'recycle' toxins could boost crop yields nearly 50 percent

Plants engineered to ‘recycle’ toxins could boost crop yields nearly 50 percent

Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
8 pressing questions about GMOs, human health and the environment

8 pressing questions about GMOs, human health and the environment

[W]hen the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) sent ... its latest report, stating that, “Biotech crops ...
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How The Non-GMO Project Is Adapting To A Gene-Edited World

the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit and non-governmental certifying organization created by the owners of two natural foods grocery stores ...
Viewpoint: Why a Thanksgiving dinner using GMO ingredients is safer and healthier than an organic meal

Viewpoint: Why a Thanksgiving dinner using GMO ingredients is safer and healthier than an organic meal

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means families across the U.S. will soon be enjoying the most mouth-watering of meals. This ...
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USDA, FDA announce plan to split regulatory oversight of lab-grown meat

The Agriculture Department and FDA laid out new details on [November 16] about how the two agencies plan to split ...
In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

In boon to poor farmers, Ghana poised to introduce GMO crops

Though the nation already imports genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Ghana is ready to introduce genetically modified (GM) crops into its ...
Lab-grown fish? How biotechnology might save the endangered bluefin tuna

Lab-grown fish? How biotechnology might save the endangered bluefin tuna

For several years, biotech companies have been promising “clean” meat, “cell-based” meat, “cultured” meat — whatever you want to call ...
Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil's already record-breaking soy exports

Faster GMO crop import approvals in China could boost Brazil’s already record-breaking soy exports

Brazil’s record soy exports to China could grow further, an Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters …. as the Asian nation’s ...
Soil salinity cuts crop yields worldwide, but salt-tolerant crops are on the horizon

Soil salinity cuts crop yields worldwide, but salt-tolerant crops are on the horizon

Soil salinity [affects] large areas in the world and millions of farmers are faced with decreasing yields and many are ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may quell fear of ‘Franken-animals’

A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science ...
Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur farmers to embrace 'precision farming' to help reduce chemical inputs

Glyphosate-cancer lawsuits spur farmers to embrace ‘precision farming’ to help reduce chemical inputs

American juries are well known for the generosity of their awards in civil cases .... So Bayer, a German chemicals ...