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GM technology can save crops, forests, endangered animals from scourge of fungal disease

More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's ...

French ban of Monsanto GM maize rejected by EU

France's attempt to ban the planting of a Monsanto strain of genetically modified maize was rejected by the EU's food ...

Singapore firm reveals new GM biofuel crop

Singapore-based bioenergy company JOil has announced a new genetically modified strain of the jatropha plant which produces a higher quality ...

Singapore firm reveals new GM biofuel crop

Singapore-based bioenergy company JOil has announced a new genetically modified strain of the jatropha plant which produces a higher quality ...

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique – Triple Pundit

Today marked the grand opening of the largest industrial park in Mozambique -and it’s got a sustainable edge to boot ...

U.S. Embassy partners to organize agricultural biotechnology workshop to promote awareness about GMOs

Funded by the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the workshop aims to create awareness of the bio-safety of ...

Video: Farmers and researchers discuss GMOs

Farmers and experts from around the world discuss their experiences with genetically modified food crops. View video discussion about biotechnology ...

Healthy, risk-free biotech crops pushed

The Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines (BCP) has reaffirmed its commitment to push for the adoption of biotech crops that ...

Kenya to commercialize genetically modified foods by 2014

Kenya is implementing guidelines to facilitate the commercialization of genetically modified crops by 2014 as part of efforts to boost ...

Rothamsted GM trial: Scientists against activists

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been off the shelves and out of British fields for many years now. But the ...

Researchers mark milestone in pursuit of switchgrass genome

In Washington, in an attempt to piece together the switchgrass genome, the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in an international ...

Maps of Miscanthus genome offer insight into grass evolution

Miscanthus grasses are used in gardens, burned for heat and energy, and converted into liquid fuels. They also belong to ...

India loses faith in GM cotton

Ten years after it was introduced to India, genetically modified cotton is not living up to its promise. It is ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...

Green fuel is possible with artificial ecosystems

Algae could become an important source of sustainable biofuel, as production doesn't compete with food crops for land. But we ...

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? ...