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India: Give up the fear of GM crops, says Indian farmer

The parliamentary committee report on genetically modified (GM) organisms is an attempt to give a quiet burial to biotechnology in ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...

Frankenfood or crops of the future? Gaps in the perception of GM food safety

Humans have always faced tricky safety problems with food because we eat plants, which are the most ingenious pesticide chemists ...

Man’s best friend points the way in genetics research

Dogs may soon become man's best friend on a level that goes far beyond companionship and loyalty. Researchers report that ...

Seeking hardier breeds for drought, climate change

Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are ...

Corn growers say genetic advancements help lessen the drought impact

We will find out later today if rain has helped improve the condition of the state’s corn crop. Iowa Corn ...

Kazakhstan breeds carrots with anti-tuberculosis vaccines

Kazakhstan genetics have bred carrots containing anti-tuberculosis vaccine, Director General of Kazakhstan National Biotechnologies Center Yerlan Ramankulov told Tengrinews.kz. The ...

The importance of getting educated on GMOs

Organic, free-range, grass-fed — you need a dictionary just to get around the grocery store aisles these days. Products are ...

New technique allows plant breeders to introduce crop traits without access to full genome of crops

A new technique will allow plant breeders to introduce valuable crop traits even without access to the full genome sequence ...

Ireland: Protest over GM potatoes grows

It was reported last week that Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency had approved the trial of a genetically modified potato crop ...

Bananas and genetic engineering: Past, present and future

Scientists are fighting to protect the hundreds of bananas and plantains people eat around the world from a blizzard of ...

Genetically modified apple draws national attention and sparks controversy

Genetically modified apples can’t be found at a grocery store in the United States, but a Canadian company could change ...

Genetics turns cows into export marvels

Hawke's Bay agri-businesses Brownrigg Agriculture and Firstlight Foods are turning a wasted resource into export gold. Hybrid dairy bobby calves ...

India: Transgenic sugarcane developed

The Sugarcane Breeding Institute has developed transgenic sugarcane incorporating gene constructs, said its Director, Dr N. Vijayan Nair. Speaking to ...
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Is Elvis in your children’s DNA future? Furor develops over possible use of ‘celebrity’ genes

A British artist’s plan to create a mouse with Elvis Presley’s DNA as part of a larger project to exploit ...

Scientist lashes ‘irrational’ green groups for hypocrisy over GM crops

A pre-eminent Australian crop scientist and the former head of the world wheat breeding centre has launched a scathing attack ...

Rice lands on the radar of GMO researchers

On most GI charts, as illustrated on the Harvard Medical School website, the GI score for rice is an average ...
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First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...

A ban on the use of crops with transgenic traits is unscientific, says GM supporter

Science and technology hold the key to developing low-input, high-output agriculture. The challenge is to use new technologies creatively and ...
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Fighting breed-related diseases

The refinement of purebred dogs over the past four or five centuries has created interesting versions of Canis familiaris, such ...
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Wolf found in New Brunswick for first time in 150 years, testing confirms

Genetic testing has confirmed that an animal fatally shot last month by a hunter in northern New Brunswick was a ...

£1.25m cash for crop research

Researchers at the institute will identify DNA markers that can be used in barley breeding programmes to eliminate potential varieties ...
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Agrimovie series: Genetically modified food

Toad Pear raises some good points. Almost all the food we grow is a modification of ‘natural’ foods – plants ...