Environmental Working Group: Biotech doesn’t deserve credit for reducing soil erosion

Genetically modified crops are unfairly getting credit for reducing soil erosion on U.S. farmland, an environmental group said. In a ...

Scientist map genomes of 360 tomato varieties, pointing to untapped potential for breeders

The typical red, modern tomato is about one hundred times bigger than its pea-sized wild ancestor, which originally came from ...
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GMOs safe, increase yields but fears of ‘industrial ag’ energizes critics

To UC Berkeley’s David Zilberman, the solution [to a growing, hungry global population] is straightforward: genetically modified crops. The professor of ...

Why are “public good” GMO products sitting on developers’ shelves?

The U.S. National Academies of Science, as part of a new two-year study into the safety of genetically engineered crops, ...
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Consumer Reports challenged for spreading misinformation on GMO labeling campaigns

Consumer Reports is widely known as a respectable organization that reviews and tests products on behalf of consumers. It is ...
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Critics of Bill Gates’ ‘industrial ag’ efforts in Africa take their case to Seattle

In Kenya, where he works with small farmers, Daniel Maingi “failed miserably” in his attempts to connect with agricultural organizations ...

Video: World Food Prize kicks off–Norman Borlaug’s legacy and challenges of global hunger

The World Food Prize annual gathering is being held this week in Iowa. Julie Borlaug, the granddaughter of Norman Borlaug, father ...

‘Gene drives’ could circumvent anti-GMO hysteria but present unique risks

Wouldn't it be great if scientists could genetically engineer mosquitoes to be immune to the malaria parasite, thus protecting people ...

There’s more to feeding the world than high yielding commodity crops

Since the food price spikes of 2007-8, global hands have been wringing over the question, how will we feed the ...

Australia approves dual herbicide tolerant GMO canola

Australia's first dual herbicide tolerant canola varieties are set to be released next year. A canola with both triazine tolerance ...

Will glowing plants replace electrical lights in the future?

When it gets dark, we use streetlights to light our way, but what if we could replace them with a ...
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Infographic: How to avoid GMO corn? Turn back the clock 9000 years

In 9000 years, humans have altered sweetcorn to make it 1000 times larger, 3.5 times sweeter, much easier to peel and ...

Walmart’s sustainability initiative dramatically reduces environmental impact of agriculture

Nearly a decade after setting a series of bold sustainability goals, Walmart has struggled to curb its climate pollution and ...
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Norman Borlaug, father of the green revolution

In honor of the World Food Prize, which was inspired by his work, being awarded next week in Iowa, Genetic ...
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Consumer acceptance of GMO rubber more likely than of GMO oranges

For crops that are grown in monocultures, especially trees and vines that take years to bear fruit and can't be ...

Turbocharged photosynthesis could turn GMOs into invasive species

A joint team from Cornell University in New York and Rothamsted Research in the UK has successfully replaced a key ...

British farmers union calls for review of insecticide ban as losses mount

The National Farmer's Union of England and Wales (NFU) has called on policymakers to urgently review the evidence showing the ...
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Science fiction meets Julia Child: An elegant cookbook for lab-grown meats

Although they've not yet hit the market, a Dutch art collective has created the definitive volume on how to cook ...
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Beyond GMOs: Synbio foods sidestep restrictions on genetic engineering

In essence, synthetic biology is about designing and building workhorse organisms that can make things more efficiently than nature (or ...

Let’s play GMO Jeopardy!

In my discussions about GMOs, I've come to the realization that many of the issues that are raised are not ...
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National Resource Defense Council reverses course, acknowledges ‘factory farms’ do not overuse antibiotics

Advocacy groups often claim antibiotic use on 'factory farms' is soaring, hurting animals and even humans who are developing resistance ...
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Genome Prairie examines challenges of communicating science of agriculture

Agriculture relies upon science and technology to meet demand in an efficient and sustainable manner, but these technological advances are ...
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Precautionary principle backfires in Europe, insecticide ban harms bees and farming

An EU pesticide ban that was supposed to protect bees has done no such thing. All it does is damage ...
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Will Starbucks bump latte prices to placate anti-GMO protestors?

Anti-GMO organic activists are again fanning fears about genetic modification as part of a campaign to pressure Starbucks to dump ...

Enviro groups solicit Congress to pressure EPA to suspend neonic insecticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is getting pressure from environmental and sustainable agriculture organizations and members of Congress to ...

Top Ten issues more important than labeling GMOs

As a follow up to his list of 4 problems that GMO labeling won't solve, Nathanael Johnson of the environmental ...
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Quarantine expanded as killer bacterium spreads to California orange groves, GMO only hope

As California officials add another 100 square miles of citrus groves to a 1,000 square mile quarantine, Florida growers are ...

Interview: Vandana Shiva responds to New Yorker profile

Correspondent Fedrico Rampini interviews Vandana Shiva for the Italian newspaper Repubblica, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the profile ...