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Counting the cost of the anti-GMO movement

There is a long and growing list of agricultural, environmental, and health improvement that "could have been" if the anti-GMO ...

Does Mark Lynas’s “conversion” represent a turning point in the GM debate?

Anyone who believes the combustible GM discourse has turned a corner would do well to remember similar pronouncements made about ...

Mark Lynas: An environmentalist’s conversion

It has been more than fifteen years since companies like Monsanto began intense efforts to export agricultural biotechnology from the ...

Eco-feminist says farmers who use GMOs are like rapists

Dr. Vandana Shiva, eco-feminist - whatever that means - philosopher and environmental activist does not like that Mark Lynas has changed ...

Leading anti-GMO activist’s confession: I was completely wrong to oppose GMOs

If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped ...

Golden rice trial triggers sackings, investigation

Golden rice trial triggers sackings, investigationSciDev.NetThe study looked at 'golden rice' — a GM rice strain that contains higher levels ...
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Family farmers head to Washington to battle Monsanto in court

DigitalJournal.comFamily farmers head to Washington to battle Monsanto in courtDigitalJournal.com"Plaintiffs in this matter represent farmers and seed businesses who do ...

Separating wheat from chaff at the genetic level

It may be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Heck, it may be even better than sliced bread. Several weeks ...

What Democrats can learn from reformed anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas

 British environmentalist Mark Lynas was an early advocate against GMOs and, as he tells it, that meant he was an ...

Why I changed my mind about GMOs

Lecture to Oxford Farming Conference, 3 January 2013 I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and ...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife concerned about AquaBounty salmon

Maynard-based Aqua­Bounty Technologies — with a genetically modified fish that grows twice as fast as native Atlantic salmon — won ...

How a quarter of the cow genome came from snakes

Genomes are often described as recipe books for living things. If that’s the case, many of them badly need an ...

GM food: British public ‘should be persuaded of the benefits’

The British public should be persuaded of the benefits of genetically modified food, the environment secretary will tell the UK's farming industry on ...

Oregon farmers hope to ban GM crops

Supporters of a local ban on genetically modified crops filed signatures with the Jackson County clerk on Wednesday in Medford ...

GM maize ban lifted in Russia

A temporary ban on GM maize has been lifted in Russia. The ban was put in place in September last ...

India’s GM labeling law suffers from ‘lack of planning’

On New Year's day, India joined a select band of countries where food containing genetically modified (GM) content must be ...

Label-It-Yourself activists should be prosecuted

GM labeling activists are not waiting for government-mandated labeling.  Vigilantes are going through the aisles of supermarkets and applying their own ...

GM labelling comes to India

On the New Year’s day India joined a select band of countries in the world which have mandated labeling of food containing ...

Backlash in Latin America against genetically modified food

Are genetically modified crops “Franken-foods” or the answer to global hunger and climate change? That is the dilemma dividing Latin America, ...

The GMO industry: Corporate hijacking of food and agriculture

Science has become a political football. Anyone who questions the safety of GMOs is “clueless” and indulges in “scare mongering” ...

Banning GM foods: Is it ethical to deny a hungry child a meal because of theoretical risks?

In declaring a sweeping ban on all genetically modified products, the government unwittingly invoked the Hyderabad Declaration made during the ...

Governments must defend GM crops against the naysayers

People everywhere are increasingly vulnerable to the use of what Nobel Prize-winning chemist Irving Langmuir dubbed “pathological science” – the ...
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New Mexico considers GMO labeling amendment

“The premise of this amendment is simple – New Mexicans deserve the right to know what's in the food they ...

GM salmon could hurt Alaska’s commercial fishermen

Kenai River angler Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was railing against "Frankenfish'' again on Friday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave a green flag ...

Obama’s Science Commitment, FDA Face Ethics Scrutiny in Wake of GMO Salmon Fiasco

Will the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy’s John Holdren investigate the White House after violations of the Executive Office guarantee ...

Genome of Chinese plum provides hope of improved fruit

A Chinese research team, led by Beijing Forestry University, BGI, Beijing Lin Fu Ke Yuan Flowers Co., Ltd, and other ...

Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the law

Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the lawThe Idaho StatesmanDistinctiveness has always been a potential bone of contention, especially since ...

Anti-GMO movement should follow the money instead of wasting its time on labels

Over the past several years I have spent a great deal of time in high-security, limited-access genetic modification laboratories. While ...