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GM foods grow up

Critics of transgenic crops often focus on the seemingly unnatural act of adding something new and alien to a plant's ...
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Being Gilles-Eric Seralini: Inside the mind of the anti-GM movement

Anti-GM activists live trapped in their own heads; All they can see and hear are their own slogans and conspiracy ...

Italian researchers explore how GE could improve the taste of wine

The following is an edited excerpt. A gene expression study of grapevine berries grown in different Italian vineyards has highlighted ...

Philippines: Organic advocates seeking ban on Golden Rice

The following is an edited excerpt. Euphoric over the ruling against the field testing of  genetically modified Bt eggplants, organic ...
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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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Transgenic salmon hybridize with trout, produce sterile offspring

A recent "worst case scenario" breeding experiment has opponents of the AquAdvantage salmon unduly scared ...

Study claims GE salmon can breed with brown trout and pass on genes

The following is an edited excerpt. Scientists from Canada say that transgenic Atlantic salmon can cross-breed with a closely related ...

Transgenics could head off ‘the end of orange juice’

The following is an edited excerpt.  Recent coverage in the national news media is reporting the very real possibility of ...

Could African crops be improved with private biotech data?

The following is an edited excerpt.  About four years ago, plant scientist Howard Yana-Shapiro learned about stunting, a result of malnutrition ...

Uganda: Genetic modification in crops a natural process of survival

The following is an edited excerpt. For organisms to adapt to changing environment, they at times undergo genetic modifications. Naturally, ...

Ghana needs biotech intervention to improve food security

Source – Vibe Ghana By By Bertha Badu-Agyei Date – 16 May 2013 Website – vibeghana.com There is hunger on 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 ...

Grist on wrong side of science in embarrassing anti-biotech jihad

The following is an edited excerpt.  Thirty years ago, scientists figured out how to directly modify the genes in our ...

Activist falsely claim crop genes destroy human digestive system

The following is an edited excerpt. Labeling foods containing genetically modified ingredients will enable us to choose to avoid them ...
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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 ...

Transgenics: A new breed of crops

The following is an edited excerpt. A whole new generation of GM crops is now making their way from laboratory ...

Time to call out the anti-GMO conspiracy theory

The following is an excerpt. I think the controversy over GMOs represents one of the greatest science communications failures of ...

Scientists try to reverse-engineer the tomato

The following is an edited excerpt. The modern supermarket tomato became damaged goods as part of the attempt to keep ...
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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 ...

Scientists design ‘health and safety’ cow with no horns

The following is an excerpt. Researchers are using gene-editing techniques to insert a DNA patch into the genome of Holsteins, ...

Canada: Genetically modified food is welcome innovation

The following is an excerpt. Innovation is key to keeping Canada’s agricultural sector strong and science-based regulatory systems ensure that ...
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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 ...

‘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 ...

Could peaches hold the secret to biofuel?

The following is an edited excerpt. Humans are attempting a second massive transformation of the plant kingdom. The first was ...

Disease-resistant tomatoes fight lethal pests

The following is an excerpt. In the battle against thrips, Cornell breeder Martha Mutschler-Chu has developed a new weapon: a ...

In vitro eugenics

Abstract A series of recent scientific results suggest that, in the not-too-distant future, it will be possible to create viable ...

Couch potatoes are genetically lazy

The following is an excerpt. Certain genetic traits may predispose people to being more or less motivated to exercise and ...

Wheat genome sheds light on its domestication, adaptation and modification

The following is an edited excerpt. Two manuscripts related to the ancestral wheat genomes of Triticum urartu andAegilops tauschii  provide an unprecedented glimpse ...