Genetically modified crops and livestock: Support divided

North American regulatory agencies have not yet approved genetically modified livestock for human consumption. The Enviropig project has ground to ...

Complaint against EU authorisation of GM soybeans

Several organisations such as the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) are filing a complaint against ...
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What if India says ‘no’ to GE food? Anti-biotech activist speaks out aginst GM food

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, made up of members of parliament (MPs) from across party lines, tabled its latest ...

Prop 37: Pro-GM writer calls the California GMO labeling initiative a “misleading campaign”

The race is on to define Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would require labels for most genetically modified foods ...

Human-assisted evolution to help animals survive a human-dominated age

UK-based photographer Vincent Fournier collaborated with scientists to create his digitally enhanced photographs of genetically modified animals better suited to ...

Anti-GM activists win in Oregon: GE canola planting stopped

The Center for Food Safety, an anti-GM organization reports that the planting of GE canola in the Willamette Valley of ...

Europe: Need for educational program on GM food

IF a recent a survey on food is to be believed we are producing BMWs and Mercedes, when what consumers ...

Monsanto’s defense: The safety of GM crops: The case of Africa

We’re often criticized for supposedly ignoring studies that say genetically modified (GM) crops have safety or performance issues. The fact ...

Canada ready to unveil plan to ease trade of genetically modified foods

Canada is set to unveil to the world its proposal to permit traces of unapproved genetically modified organisms in imported ...

Turkey: Food Association withdraws application to import GM foods

The Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations of Turkey (TGDF) announced that it has withdrawn an application to import ...

Genetically modified rice a good vitamin A source

Genetically modified rice could be a good source of vitamin A for children in countries where deficiency in the vitamin ...

Farmers turn to engineered corn to adapt to drought. But will it be enough?

Out in western Kansas, the corn looks unsalvageable. The landscape is rife with curled brown leaves, an unmistakable sign of ...

California labeling initiative: Anti-GM activist compares the food industry to tobacco industry

As the California labeling act gets closer to election day, proponents of both sides are coming out of the woodwork ...

Monsanto’s genetically modified sweet corn sparks debate

Protesters of genetically modified food were outraged in early August when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. confirmed that the company plans to ...

Could genetically modified seeds be a drought solution?

Could genetically modified seeds be a drought solution? While farmers across the country struggle with the worst drought in 50 ...

Key West, Florida, says NO to genetically engineered mosquitoes

Dengue Fever afflicts millions of people around the world. It is a virus that is spread by a specific mosquito, ...

Scientists use light to ‘tag and track’ genetic processes

In a new study, UT Dallas researchers outline how they used fluorescent molecules to "tag" DNA and monitor a process ...

India: Bar GM food crops, says parliamentary panel

In a major setback to the proponents of genetically modified technology in farm crops, the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture on ...

India: Greens call for halt to field trials of GM food crops

Environmentalists have called for stopping all field trials of genetically (GM) modified crops and a wider public debate on the ...

GM calves bred to beef up flavor

Scientists in Beijing confirmed they have successfully bred two genetically modified (GM) cloned calves for the first time in the ...

Vietnam: Genetically modified crops to be planted in 2015

Official permission for the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on a large scale in Vietnam may not be realized ...

Scientists advance genetic understanding of how flowers are formed

Scientists from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the genetic ...

Corn growers say genetic advancements help lessen the drought impact

We will find out later today if rain has helped improve the condition of the state’s corn crop. Iowa Corn ...

Seeking hardier breeds for drought, climate change

Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are ...

Crop improvement needs great biotechnology strides, says expert

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

Time to accept that GM crops have their place, says European GM supporter

Martin Pollard, of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, argues that it is time for Europe to accept GM crops, ...

Kazakhstan breeds carrots with anti-tuberculosis vaccines

Kazakhstan genetics have bred carrots containing anti-tuberculosis vaccine, Director General of Kazakhstan National Biotechnologies Center Yerlan Ramankulov told Tengrinews.kz. The ...

Willow could be a promising bioenergy crop

The commercialization of shrub willow as a bioenergy crop could be years closer, thanks to a $1.37 million grant that ...