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Australian farmers need to improve public opinion of GM crops

A greater effort is needed from farmers to improve mainstream attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) crops, says Agricultural Biotechnology Council ...
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Field trials for 21 new varieties of GM crops, including rice and wheat, approved in India

The new government has approved field trials for 21 new varieties of genetically modified (GM) crops, including staples such as ...

Will GM wheat be accepted if killer fungus wipes out global wheat supplies?

For bread fans everywhere—and millions of the world's most impoverished people—the debate over genetically modified crops just got trickier. A ...
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Molokai voters have most to lose but least to say in Maui’s proposed GMO ban

Samson Kaahanui wakes up every weekday on the Hoolehua homestead, pulls on a neon long-sleeved shirt and goes to work ...
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Study claiming organic food more nutritious ‘deeply flawed’, say independent scientists

Are organic foods better for you? A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition appears to indicate so ...

Video: Monsanto moving away from GMOs to crossbreeding

Agriculture giant Monsanto is spending significant money and resources to create 'new' all-natural vegetables and fruits through crossbreeding techniques. Cue ...
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“Parallel science” of NGO advocacy groups: How post-modernism encourages pseudo-science

Political ecologists—commentators in the media and among NGO advocacy groups—like science...when it confirms their views. When it contradicts them, rather ...

Going non-GMO often means returning to less environmentally friendly food production system

When consumers think about GMOs, they tend to contrast them with “some hypothetical alternative food that is pristine”, when in ...
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Popular Science debunks 10 GMO myths

Amid the ongoing controversy over genetically modified organisms and the debate over labeling them, science magazine Popular Science joins in ...
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Video: ‘Real’ vegan cheese to be available courtesy of new GE yeast

Oakland biohackers are manufacturing the first-ever vegan cheese product made from genetically modified yeast ...
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GMOs are not meaningful ‘category’ of foods or ingredients

Even after two decades of stunning scientific, humanitarian and financial successes and an admirable record of safety, the application of genetic engineering ...

Stewardship program essential for new GM herbicide-resistant crops to be effective

On June 30 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed a 60-day comment period on its proposed decision to register ...

GM ‘super banana’ arrives in Iowa for testing

Somewhere in Iowa, volunteers are earning $900 apiece by providing blood samples after eating bits of a banana kissed with ...

El Salvadoran farmers protest millions in US aid over GM seeds

Farmers in El Salvador are protesting against a multimillion-dollar grant from a US aid agency that would force the country to open its seed ...

Similarities between anti-GMO and anti-vaccine activists

If there’s one characteristic that nearly all cranks share it’s an intolerance of criticism and a tendency to want to ...

EU still torn over crop-based biofuels amid fear of rising food costs

The debate over biofuels risks dragging on, despite EU energy ministers reaching an agreement on the controversial crop-based fuels. EU ...

Japanese scientists find GM cure for flower aging, help bouquets remain fresh for longer

Japanese scientists say they have found a way to slow down the ageing process in flowers by up to a ...

GMOs can be developed to promote soil health and fertility

Biotechnology can be used to improve soil health but that’s not necessarily happening the way it is being used today, ...

Return of iconic American chestnut with help of GE calls for celebration

If the greatest living American were a tree, it would probably be the chestnut. In the first half of the 20th ...

Widespread GM crop adoption created ‘agricultural desert,’ starving honeybees

The life of honeybees in the United States used to be much simpler, but now beekeepers are navigating a gauntlet ...

GM debate distracts from urgent need to address food security and sustainability

Once again, there are calls to reopen the debate on genetically modified (GM) crops. I find these calls frustrating and ...
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Strawberries and lawsuits: Future of favorite fruit hinges on intellectual property

When one of the world's foremost strawberry breeders decided to leave UC Davis, it sparked a controversy culminating in a ...
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Infographic: Climate change vs. GMOs: Comparing the independent global scientific consensus

What do the world's top scientists have to say about climate change and GMOs? Why do so many people who ...
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US trade official: Biotech and organics can work together to sustainably feed growing planet

Jack Bobo, chief of Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy and senior advisor for biotechnology in the Department of State's Bureau ...
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Not just GM seeds: Monsanto innovates in traditional plant breeding

After a decade concentrating on seeds and genetically engineered “traited” crops, Monsanto is broadening its focus into traditional plant breeding, ...

U.S. EPA expands definition of biofuel to include gas from landfills, manure and sewage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expanded the types of fuel that can be used to satisfy the federal ...

Mexican scientific community split by legal battle over GM corn

The Mexican scientific community has been torn apart by a legal battle over transgenic maize (corn). Almost a year after ...
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GM mosquitoes could breed to extinction, leaving malaria parasite no host

Kill the mosquito and you kill the disease. That is the usual approach to controlling malaria. And if done properly, ...