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Grist: Does the “little difference” between GE and traditional breeding matter?

The interpretation of what “a little” means for perception of risk, and for public policy, varies wildly depending on people’s ...
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‘Natural food’ fallacy: “Waiter, there’s a gene in my soup!”

Plant biotechnologist Jimmy Botella busts the naturalistic fallacy and reveals the reality of our "unnatural" natural food supply ...

DNA backs American history of some dog breeds

Some South Carolina dogs still live in the wild, and local people have long thought they were one of the ...
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Grist: Genetic engineering versus natural breeding?

With a full understanding of the science, is genetic engineering really all that different than traditional breeding ...
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Should we control sex to protect humanity’s future?

The more we know about the nature of reproduction, the more we can control it -- and our own future ...

Some dog breeds have been in the Americas for centuries

America is as much of a melting pot for dogs as it is for their human friends. Walk through any ...

Biotech in Hawaii: Visit to Monsanto Piilani farm on Maui

The following is an edited excerpt. I recently spent nine glorious days on the beautiful island of Maui in the ...
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Anti-biotech activists would the let Hawaiian papaya go the way of the Dodo

In the 80s, Hawaii's papaya crop was almost wiped out by the ringspot virus. Today the crop thrives because most ...
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Anti-biotech activists would let Hawaiian papaya go the way of the Dodo

In the 80s, Hawaii's papaya crop was almost wiped out by the ringspot virus. Today the crop thrives because most ...
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Nature commentary: Europe losing ground in GM crop science

The EU must regulate GM plant varieties with sound science or risk losing ground in the race to grow more ...

Geneticists compare genomes of wild and domestic tomatoes

The following is an edited excerpt. You say tomato, I say comparative transcriptomics. Researchers in the U.S., Europe and Japan ...
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Coffee in crisis: Transgenics to the rescue?

Central American coffee production is on red alert because of the coffee rust fungus. We need transgenics to create resistant, ...

The future of Iowa agriculture: Genetic engineering

The following is an edited excerpt. I grew up on a small — by today’s standards — dairy farm in ...

Stop GM and you’ll watch people die

The following is an edited excerpt. In the 1950s, Norman Borlaug introduced new genes into wheat and rice that increased ...

FDA assures safety of GM food products in market in Phillipines

The following is an edited excerpt. FDA Director General Kenneth Hartigan Go said those GM foods have passed food safety ...

Using genetics to breed better Wagyu beef

The following is an edited excerpt. The rate of genetic gain in Wagyu cattle is set to climb rapidly over ...

Meet Calestous Juma, Africa’s GE crop ‘optimist’

The following is an edited excerpt. When Calestous Juma was 9 years old, floods inundated his family’s village. Port Victoria ...
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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 ...