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Genetic modification: Time for a more nuanced debate

The following is an excerpt. What is a person with a conscience to think about the fraught and complex issue of ...

Why “playing God” could help the human race

The following is an excerpt. Despite the frequently encountered argument that scientists are ‘playing God’ with nature, the pros of ...

Tanzania considers applying biotechnology in cotton farming

The following is an excerpt. The government recognises the potential of modern biotechnology in reviving the country's cotton industry, the ...
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Can Syngenta help make open-source GMOs a reality?

In a new initiative, Syngenta will make its genetic engineering tools and GM plant varieties freely available for non-profit researchers ...
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Are we on the cusp of a bio-industrial revolution?

Imagine a biosynthetic hardware store, where researchers can cherry-pick exactly the correct parts to build whatever they’d like. Just as ...

Ugandan farmer’s diary: The biotech debate and our challenges

The following is an excerpt. The legalisation of biotechnology is not to outlaw organic farming, which is to sustain soil ...

Anti-GMO attitudes on the left and right

The following is an excerpt. If you follow public debate on genetically modified foods, you know that Monsanto is routinely ...

Eating organic food associated with longer lives (in flies)

The following is an edited excerpt. In a new study at Southern Methodist University, researchers raised fruit flies on extracts of ...

Nigeria: President urged to sign Agricutlural Biotechnology Bill

The following is an excerpt. Senator Bukola Saraki has urged President Goodluck Jonathan, to, as a matter of urgency, give ...
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GMO opponents rail against the “Monsanto Protection Act”

A new resolution would seem to place the commercial concerns of Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of GM crops and ...

Who wants to live alongside sabre-toothed tigers?

The following is an excerpt. A few weeks back I chanced across a post by Carla Sinclair at BoingBoing in which she ...

Tanzania: President wants GMOs taken aboard

The following is an excerpt President Jakaya Kikwete has called for change of negative mindset on the adoption of Genetically ...
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The lowdown on GMOs with Kevin Folta

Plant geneticist Kevin Folta argues that "GMO debate" is entirely in the minds of campaigners; the science is settled as ...

Ghana: Farmers receive education on modern biotechnology

Farmers noted that over the years several interventions of modern technology in increasing production were brought to their doorsteps yet ...

Philippines: Resistance to Golden Rice

The following is an excerpt. The Philippine Rice Institute (Philrice) has finished the field testing of golden rice in Camarines ...

Ireland: GM potato resists blight, not mistrust

The following is an edited excerpt. Ewen Mullins is a plant scientist whose work on a genetically modified potato inherently ...
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Nitrogen-efficient crops: The holy grail of agricultural biotech?

Nitrogen fertilizers cost a tremendous amount of money, damage the environment, and drain the planet's resources -- and only about ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Q&A with Mark Lynas and plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff

Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and pioneer in transgenics, critiques Lynas' recent speech and discusses the future of plant biotechnology ...
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Can a rose catch your cold? Threat of ‘killer’ viral plant gene is latest anti-GMO rant

The latest "greatest danger to ever face humanity" has emerged from an obscure, technical study in GM Crops & Foods, ...

Chickpea genome map to benefit poor farmers

The following is an excerpt. A team of agricultural researchers from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, led by the ...

Letter: GM crop bans are unnecessary in Canada

Editor's Note: this letter is a response from Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada, to Victoria News in response to ...

Organic community ready to bounce back after 2012 setbacks

The following is an excerpt. The end of 2012 raised quite a few eyebrows and much ire as some quiet ...
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GM food: A better way of farming or a health risk?

NET WebsiteGM food: A better way of farming or a health risk?MetroYou are what you eat. If that mantra is ...