The importance of getting educated on GMOs

Karen Kolowski | 
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

Rosie Mestel | 
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

Rebecca Harrington | 
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

Patrick O'Sullivan | 
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

Alan Boyle | 
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

Sue Neales | 
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

Monika Woolsley | 
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

Katy Davis | 
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

Katy Davis | 
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

Deepak Pental | 
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

Ann Hohenhaus | 
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 ...
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