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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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Coffee in crisis: Transgenics to the rescue?

Central American coffee production is on red alert because of the coffee rust fungus. We need transgenics to create resistant, ...
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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 ...

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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The Great Biotech Debate is Tuesday

The GLP's Jon Entine will be participating in The Great Biotechnology Debate at the CATO Institute tomorrow, alongside plant geneticists ...
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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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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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Pesticide use is up — have biotech crops backfired?

What does increased pesticide use really say about the success or failure of pest-resistant biotech crops? ...
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Organic industry’s credibility eroded by misinformation about GE foods

The most extreme and ill-informed of the organic advocacy groups are damaging the credibility of the entire organic industry. The ...
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Genetics continues to garner attention as conservation tool

Genetics continues to make headlines in conservation efforts, even if it's not the species-saving panacea some hope for ...
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Peru crop biotech ban highlights botched debate over biodiversity

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 percent in the next 40 years. What role could or ...

Kenya: National Biosafety Authority to ensure GM foods’ safety

The following is an excerpt. Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Authority ...

Could biotech bring back the American chestnut?

The following is an excerpt. Once upon a time, according to folklore, a squirrel could travel through America’s chestnut forests ...
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Nature’s must-read issue on genetically modified organisms

Keith Kloor dissects and summarizes Nature magazine's special issue on genetically modified organisms ...

A forward-looking Kenya can lead the movement for global food sufficiency

The following is an excerpt. A newly-elected government provides a country with a rare opportunity for a fresh start, and ...
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The promise, the reality, and the future of GM crops

A special issue of Nature News separates fact from fiction when it comes to GMOs ...

Why GMO supporters should embrace labels

The following is an excerpt. Keith Kloor has graciously given me the opportunity to guest post here again.  So let ...
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Media mangles latest biotech innovation—hornless cows

Despite exaggerated claims from various media outlets over the weekend, the innovations that led to the hornless dairy cow are ...

Peru says no to GMO

The following is an excerpt. Peru was the cradle of the Inca Empire, and today it’s home to many crops indigenous ...

Farmers’ battles with weeds are aided, not hurt, by biotech

The following is an excerpt. When the biotechnology antagonists try to stoke fear by warning about “superweeds,” they make these ...
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Wary development NGOs should reconsider biotechnology

The world of science, technology and engineering might seem, for good reason, miles away from the day-to-day work of most ...

Six reasons organic is NOT the most environmentally friendly way to farm

The following is an excerpt. Contrary to widespread consumer belief, organic farming is not the best way to farm from an environmental ...
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Greener than green: Biotech and the future of agriculture (Part II)

Has the promise of the agricultural biotech revolution been oversold? Why are so many otherwise progressive thinkers so resistant to ...
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Greener than green: Biotech and the future of agriculture (Part I)

Here in the first of a two part series presented exclusively at the Genetic Literacy Project, Ramez Naam -- a ...

Fears of GMOs based on ‘commercial politics’, says Gates director

The following is an excerpt. European fear of genetically modified organisms has more to do with “commercial politics than it ...

‘Gene-editing’ expected to develop disease-resistant breeds

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have developed a method of creating genetically modified animals that addresses one of the ...

Wild parent spawns super salt-tolerant rice

The following is an excerpt. Farmers are set to reclaim salt-ravaged land thanks to a single rice plant born of ...

Chlamydia is killing koalas—will genetics find a cure?

The following is an excerpt. Why do some koalas die from chlamydia and an AIDS-like retrovirus whereas others manage to ...