Plea for allowing research trial on developing genetic crops

Government should allow scientists to conduct research trials for developing genetically modified crops and ensure technology is taken to the ...

Overcoming obstacles to GM crop adoption

This policy brief, published by the UK's Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), examines the potential benefits and challenges ...

GMOs, fastest path to enhanced ag productivity in Africa

Executive Director at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Denis Kyetere, has said improved seeds, especially by genetic modification ...

Sorghum should be in the biofuel crop mix, experts say

Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and ...
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Australian farmer: Don’t let the biotech revolution leave us behind

In southern Australia, the soil there is some of the driest in all of the world. To cope with drought ...

Biofuel crops can bring invasive weed risk

One of the most popular biofuels crops is giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus). This fast-growing hybrid is unable to produce ...

Castor bean moving forward on new biodiesel crop opportunity

Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has been promoting the farming of castor bean, a seed producing plant that ...

US sending money to North Carolina, New York farmers for energy crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce Wednesday that North Carolina and New York each will receive about $4 million ...
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Elephant grass used for energy

An Ontario company wants to help turn elephant grass into electrons at a biomass plant proposed for Hantsport. Pro Farm ...

GM crops good for environment, study finds

Crops genetically modified to poison pests can deliver significant environmental benefits, according to a study spanning two decades and 1.5m ...
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Fifth generation farmer defends biotechnology

A handful of outspoken activists are attempting to slow down or ban the use of biotechnology. To support their ideological ...

Scientists map and sequence genome of switchgrass relative foxtail millet

A newly published genetic sequence and map of foxtail millet, a close relative of switchgrass and an important food crop ...
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Is Africa’s slow adoption of GM crops justified?

Africa was one of the first places that adopted GM crops, but most of countries in Africa have refused to ...

GMOs: What are they and what’s all the fuss?

We hear a lot about Genetically Modified foods, or Genetically Modified Organisms - GMOs. But what exactly are they, and ...

Africa: Biosafety regulators urged to strengthen links

In efforts to harmonise national biosafety regulations across Africa, the links between national regulatory authorities and key stakeholders must be ...

Britain’s Green Party promotes anti-science zealotry

This is one of those agonised posts. I actually like the Green Party. My dad used to be, and may ...

Opponents of this crop trial are blind to the food crisis, says GM supporter

The battle over GM food has begun again and it seems there is little in common between those in favour ...

GM benefits are plain to see, comments GM supporter

IF CROP biotechnology had not been available to the 15.4 million farmers using it in 2010, maintaining global food production ...

Wal-Mart defies anti-biotech extremists, keeps sweet corn on market

Good for Wal-Mart! Despite intense pressure by anti-biotechnology activists, the retailing giant didn’t cave in to demands that it “reject” ...
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GM technology can save crops, forests, endangered animals from scourge of fungal disease

More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's ...

French ban of Monsanto GM maize rejected by EU

France's attempt to ban the planting of a Monsanto strain of genetically modified maize was rejected by the EU's food ...

Singapore firm reveals new GM biofuel crop

Singapore-based bioenergy company JOil has announced a new genetically modified strain of the jatropha plant which produces a higher quality ...

Singapore firm reveals new GM biofuel crop

Singapore-based bioenergy company JOil has announced a new genetically modified strain of the jatropha plant which produces a higher quality ...

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique – Triple Pundit

Today marked the grand opening of the largest industrial park in Mozambique -and it’s got a sustainable edge to boot ...

U.S. Embassy partners to organize agricultural biotechnology workshop to promote awareness about GMOs

Funded by the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the workshop aims to create awareness of the bio-safety of ...

Video: Farmers and researchers discuss GMOs

Farmers and experts from around the world discuss their experiences with genetically modified food crops. View video discussion about biotechnology ...

Healthy, risk-free biotech crops pushed

The Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines (BCP) has reaffirmed its commitment to push for the adoption of biotech crops that ...

Kenya to commercialize genetically modified foods by 2014

Kenya is implementing guidelines to facilitate the commercialization of genetically modified crops by 2014 as part of efforts to boost ...