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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 ...
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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 ...

Slow EU approvals seen growing threat to soy trade

Slow European Union approval of genetically modified soybeans is likely to pose a growing threat to trade as the pace ...

GMO ban: Risks for science-based assessments

French President François Hollande will face judicial problems over the ban on the cultivation of genetically modified plants, and this ...
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Is Monsanto sabotaging efforts to label genetically modified food?

As the 2012 Farm Bill continues to take shape in the halls of the United States Congress, the immense influence ...
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International experts analyse the socio-economic impacts of GM crops

The proceedings of an international workshop on the current state of play regarding research into economic impacts of GMO cultivation ...

Types and uses of cassava

The plant has certainly been “rediscovered” and in many countries significant research has begun to evaluate the use of cassava ...

Amniotic fluid yields alternatives to embryonic stem cells

Stem cells found in amniotic fluid can be transformed into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells, according ...

Easy tracking of GM content

With debate about the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops, it is important for food processors to be able to ...

Expert warns of illegal GM papaya on EU market

Food Navigator are reporting a warning from Richard Werran of the GM testing firm Cert ID that a wave of ...
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DNA scissors developed at Berkeley lab

Following a study that could have significant implications for the fields of genetic engineering and genomics research, investigators at the ...

Kenya: Importers oppose conditions on GMOs

A year after the government put labeling regulations on importation of all Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Products, the Cereal Millers ...

Taking the bite out of GM apples

A small BC company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has developed a genetically modified apple that will not turn brown ...

Mutation that makes tomatoes bland identified as gene deliberately bred for color

Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless? ...

More countries ban GMOs

While the use of GM crops is rapidly taking over the world, some countries have taken the bold step to ...

Protests set for Food Prize events

The Occupy movement will target what Cordaro called “the corporate ownership of the World Food Prize, especially its dominance by ...