Monsanto’s deep roots in Washington

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey’s biosafety law causes heavy losses to agri-food chain

According to the new Economic Impact Assessment by British consultant Graham Brookes (PG Economics), Turkey’s biosafety law has had a ...

Why is the Gates Foundation helping Monsanto push GMOs?

Monsanto and the Gates Foundation claim genetically modified crops will revolutionize agriculture in Kenya, but critics warn the technology is ...

Tanzania: Call for review of GMO rules

SOME stakeholders in the cotton industry have demanded the strict liability clause in bio-safety regulatory framework to be removed to ...

Grant will help scientists uncover hidden soybean genes

Soybeans are the world's largest single source of vegetable protein and edible oil, already used to make livestock feed, soymilk, ...

Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that ...
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Opinions on genetic engineering that aren’t worth a bean

Just in time for Earth Day in April, a Stanford Magazine article about the farming of soybeans offered a rich ...

Importance of global food supply and security

The importance of a secure global food supply extends beyond the threat of hunger and malnutrition into wider security concerns, ...

GM crops and Africa: Agricultural potential

Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard. Juma ...
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Faith in nature can be fatal: Creating allergen free foods through GM technology

How can one simple word -- organic -- have such different meanings? ...

Mom: ‘After researching organics, I’m not afraid of feeding my kid GMOs, conventional produce’

When my son was a baby, organic was a synonym for edible. If the apples I found at the grocery store weren’t certified, ...
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