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Brazil court supports consumers’ resistance to GMO in food items

A Brazilian court has demanded that multi-billion dollar food giant Nestle label all of its products as genetically modified that ...

Monsanto eyes 2013 launch for new soybean seeds in Argentina

Monsanto aims to start selling the new seeds--which have the combined traits of resistance to insects and the herbicide glyphosate--in ...

Anti-GM acitivists say spread of genes from GM rice “slow but unavoidable”

GM crop genes, such as those designed for insect resistance, can spread through cross-pollination with wild plants surrounding farmers' fields ...

Controversy simmers over allergies and genetically modified food

Over the last 18 years, genetically modified food has become quite common in the United States. During that same period, ...

GMO crops: To label or not to label?

This fall, California voters will be asked to vote on Proposition 37, a law which would require that all foods ...

U-turn on GM in Turkey

Turkey's Food and Beverage Associations Federation (TGDF) has withdrawn applications to import 29 genetically modified (GM) food items due to ...
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New research shows more approval of GM food consumption

Genetically Modified Organisms are playing a major role in the economic transformation of developing countries despite the emergence of pest-resistant ...

Australian anti-GM acitivists demand GMO labeling

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has approved 43 varieties of genetically modified canola, corn, potato, rice, soybean and sugarbeet for ...

Shoddy drafting or part of the plan?: The “natural” problem in California’s biotech food labeling initiative, according to pro-biotech commenter

The “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” also known as Proposition 37 (“Prop 37″), advances the deeply misguided ...

Frankenfood or crops of the future? Gaps in the perception of GM food safety

Humans have always faced tricky safety problems with food because we eat plants, which are the most ingenious pesticide chemists ...

GM labeling debate goes to Germany: WWF demands action on GM soy

Although genetically modified food is banned in Germany, nearly all the eggs, chicken and pork produced here is based on ...
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Orange sweet potatos and golden rice: Biofortified foods in Africa

One of the important ways that plant scientists are working to improve the lives of malnourished people in developing countries ...

Genetically engineered algae for biofuel could pose potential risks

Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to ...

Investment goes into new bioenergy crop research

A $1.37 million (€1.1 million) grant is set to allow researchers to study and potentially develop shrub willow as a ...

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 ...