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GM wheat trial promises fiery TV debate

Campaigners are set to lock horns with the scientists behind the GM wheat trial at Rothamsted Research in a live ...

Grower develops GMO apple that won’t turn brown

An Okanagan orchardist is trying to get the OK for a genetically modified apple that won't turn brown, but his ...

Destroy GMO-tainted papaya crops, researcher says

Academics yesterday called on the Agriculture Department to destroy farms growing Hawaiian papaya in Kanchanaburi province after a recent study ...

Bt eggplant safe for humans, environment says study

Studies conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that the genetically modified eggplant being tested in the country is ...

Why biotech food labeling is met with resistance

In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of new discussion around the biotech labeling debate. On May 10, the International ...

Specialty crop group petitions EPA on herbicide-resistant crops

A coalition within the U.S. specialty crop industry has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health ...

Maps of Miscanthus genome offer insight into grass evolution

Miscanthus grasses are used in gardens, burned for heat and energy, and converted into liquid fuels. They also belong to ...

Government scientists won’t stop field-testing of BT eggplant

Government scientists will continue field testing a genetically modified eggplant despite the Supreme Court’s (SC) issuance of a writ of ...
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Superweeds: A long-predicted problem for GM crops has arrived

I was a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee when the agency approved production of genetically modified foods in ...

GM crops threaten gluten free sorghum

Sorghum is a staple food crop that feeds millions of people in Africa and Asia. It is a popular breakfast ...

Who influences GMO approvals?

An article from the Harvard Business School proposes a theory about what factors influence how genetically modified crops are approved ...

Decision due on GM potato trial

Sir, – It’s not often these days that one finds oneself in agreement with virtually anything said by a government ...

Court battle for GM buffer zone

Steve Marsh, of Kojonup in Western Australia, lost his organic certification for almost 70 per cent of his 478ha farm ...

GM corn and sick honey bees – what’s the link?

No farmer in their right mind wants to poison pollinators. When I spoke with one Iowa corn farmer in January ...

India loses faith in GM cotton

Ten years after it was introduced to India, genetically modified cotton is not living up to its promise. It is ...

The upside of Frankenfood: Can GM crops reduce global food insecurity?

Last month, when I summarized the views of Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard, on ...

Researchers showcase ‘easy’ GM tracking technology

A new technology could help to monitor and track genetically modified crops in the food processing chain, say researchers ...

Balancing needs and fears in the GM crop debate

On Wednesday's Today programme a spokesman for the Rothamsted biologists doing the "urging" (Scientists send video plea to anti-GM crop ...

Octopus genes may foretell climate rise problems

Now, genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus reveals that this may have happened at some point in the not-too-distant past ...
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A chance to move the GM debate on

Will something come of it after all? On Tuesday, crop scientists at one of Britain's leading agricultural centres pleaded with ...

Kenya: The GM debate is more than about biosafety

This month, after almost a decade of intense debate, Kenya is expected to become the third country in Sub-Saharan Africa ...

Genetically modified food labels legislation fails in Connecticut

A key Connecticut lawmaker says efforts to enact state legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified food died in the face ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...

Green fuel is possible with artificial ecosystems

Algae could become an important source of sustainable biofuel, as production doesn't compete with food crops for land. But we ...

Busy beekeepers

“The role of the backyard beekeeper is extremely valuable,” said Serge Labesque, one of the North Bay's most knowledgable beekeepers, ...

Monsanto’s deep roots in Washington

Love it or hate it -- and there are plenty of people on either side -- the company controls much ...

GM crops still far from mass cultivation

Genetically-modified (GM) maize has yet to be grown en masse as there is still a requirement for tests if the ...

GM critics in Malyasia on attack

Contrary to national interest, Or hopelessly flawed. Take your pick. Whatever your choice, in what is billed as the Great ...