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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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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, ...

GM herbicide-resistant crops, herbicides not sustainable weed control

The Register's agriculture writer, Donnelle Eller, recently reported on a startling new arrival in the state: A "superweed" that may ...
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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 ...

Dietician’s concerns over GMOs prompt embrace of organic foods

As a dietitian, I rarely recommend anything to a client that I wouldn't do myself. So when it came to ...

Hawaii legislators’ anti-GMO campaigns support ‘trendy activism’ while creating more problems

Dear Senator Brian Schatz and Representative Tulsi Gabbard, This week has definitely been a bomb of a week with the ...

Univ of Florida scientists say anti-GMO public sentiment having ‘detrimental’ effect on crop research

University of Florida researchers are making significant advances in genetic engineering — breeding strawberries, papayas and tomatoes that are disease-resistant ...

How private, profit-driven investment shapes GM industry

Research into GM crops has always been largely driven by the private sector, even though a 2000 report from the Commonwealth Biotechnology ...

GMO ‘super banana’ aims to tackle food security by addressing malnutrition

Scientists are hoping to improve food security through greater yields and less waste, particularly in the face of climate change, ...
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Rust threatening wheat crops worldwide could be thwarted with genetics, but anti-GMO fervor remains challenge

Scientists worldwide are racing to develop rust-resistant wheat varieties before wheat crops worldwide succumb to the deadly disease, wheat rust ...
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Critical evaluation of Ecuadorian worker study suggesting glyphosate might cause extensive health problems

Recently a concerned mother reached out to me[Chair of the University of Florida Horticultural Sciences program Kevin Folta] about information on ...

Parents seeking non-GMO foods driving organic sales

Parents' desires to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO) are partially driving the increased sales of organic products, according to a ...

Dispute over use of GM seeds in El Salvador cited as cause of delay on aid package

Even as the White House scrambles to deal with the flood of child migrants from Central America, a $277 million ...

Anti-GMO sentiments lean to ‘obsessive’ in Arizona

His story is typical of those who preach the dangers of eating genetically modified organisms: Four years ago, Jared Keen ...

Superchicken? Researchers turn to genetics to breed global warming tolerant fowls

For all the concern about how climate change may affect people in cities, people in cars, people and their flood ...
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Avoid ‘failed’ GM crop approach to combat ‘superweeds’

Donnelle Eller's eye-opening article on glyphosate-resistant Superweeds details a real threat to Iowa agriculture and raises important questions about responsibility and ...