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Biotech innovations rescuing near extinct American chestnut tree

Rival biotechnologists race to use genetic engineering to bring back the American chestnut tree ...
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Japan’s harsh reaction to GM wheat rooted in culture and history

Why did Japan react so quickly and decisively (by suspending imports) to the discovery of unapproved GM wheat in Oregon? ...
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Grist rethinks crop biotech, takes fresh look at regulatory process

Critics of genetic engineering say the industry is not required to do any safety testing. The developers of GE crops ...
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Open-source GM: Separating Monsanto from modification

Open-source GMOs will "help fight climate change and stick one in Monsanto’s eye." ...
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Grist finally acknowledges ‘no health threats from GE foods’

It’s hard to make the case that we should trust science on global warming while scoffing at the statements of ...
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Eco-zealots want you to believe eating GM crops is dining with the devil

The Daily Mail offers a thorough summary of the GM issue, in particular its contentiousness in the UK ...
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Analysis of Kaua’i County Anti-GMO Bill

Biofortified analyzes the bill proposed by anti-biotech groups in Kauai to curtail planting of genetically modified crops ...
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Nature commentary: Europe losing ground in GM crop science

The EU must regulate GM plant varieties with sound science or risk losing ground in the race to grow more ...
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A geneticist attempts to replicate the famed “stunning corn” study

Anti-GM crusaders don't really want independent replication, that would expose their lack of evidence ...
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Genetically modified RNA scare seems bogus

A molecule as unstable as RNA likely couldn't even make it past our digestive system ...
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Who really deserves a food prize?

Food writer Mark Bittman argues against the biotech-focused winners of this years World Food Prize ...
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Italy: Agriculture minister wants GMOs banned

Italian ag minister wants to ban the cultivation of GMOs, with with backing from the Italian health and environment ministers ...
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Oregon: Genetically modified crops vandalized

Some 6,500 GM plants have been destroyed by "eco-activists" in Oregon since the beginning of the month ...
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When is a tomato not a tomato?

Our modern tomatoes are tasteless -- could GM tech restore the tomato's tastiness? ...
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The dangers of condescension in the GM debate

The UK's Environmental Minister needs to reframe his proposed GM discussion if he wants to avoid a slow-motion train wreck ...
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World Food Prize goes to those who made GM plants possible

The "Nobel Prize of food" has been given to three biotech pioneers -- including an executive from Monsanto ...
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Biotechnology must remain part of EU-US trade negotiations

Biotech crops are a sticking point in free-trade negotiations between the US and European Union ...
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The impatient optimism of GM crops and food security

Are GM crops needed to feed the world? That's not the right question to ask ...
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“GMOs make pigs sick” paper avoids rigorous analysis

New research claiming GM foods hurt pigs is more fishing expedition than proper science ...
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Comedian Dusty Smith gores GMO critics and anti-Monsanto junkies

Comedian-critic Dusty Smith rails against common misconceptions surrounding GM crops and Monsanto's business practices ...
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Congress “protects” GM crops

The "Monsanto Protect Act" provision passed earlier this year has elicited overstated responses from critics and proponents alike ...

Genetic modification and the fate of sustainable fish farming

Whole Foods's refusal to stock salmon fed with GM yeast may stifle technology that delivers environmental benefits ...
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What if we discussed organic the same way as biotech?

It's easy it is to concoct a reasonable-sounding (but false) argument that organic crops must cause autism and diabetes ...
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Europe’s anti-GM stance denies Africa’s ability to feed itself

A leading African academic condemns European environmentalists for blocking the adoption of biotech crops ...
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Pulitzer Prize winner makes incredibly inaccurate remark about GM food safety

Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize food journalist, claims "the research hasn't been done" on GM crops. He's wrong ...
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Transgenic salmon hybridize with trout, produce sterile offspring

A recent "worst case scenario" breeding experiment has opponents of the AquAdvantage salmon unduly scared ...
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Biotech crops do not produce new allergens or toxins

The idea that GM crops might result in novel allergens is "at best wildly misleading and at worse an all-out ...
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Food companies struggle to replace GM ingredients

What exactly does it take to gain certification as "non-GMO" food? ...