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Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...

Food security challenges: Biotechnology to the rescue in Africa?

It is imperative for Nigeria to embrace the modern food production techniques that have come in the form of Agricultural ...

Crop genome plasticity and its relevance to food safety of genetically engineered breeding stacks

Genetically engineered (GE) stacks (also known as stacked or combined events) are produced by combining two or more single transgenic ...
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Designing babies to breed out disability?

We have a moral obligation to have healthier children, an ethicist tells SBS’s Insight. But how far should we go ...

Prop 37 will subject most packaged foods to labeling, says Cornell professor

A Cornell University professor maintains most packaged foods would need to carry a genetically engineered label if California voters approve ...

Napiergrass: A potential biofuel crop?

A grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet ...

Livestock genetics could be a valuable resource

Farm animal genetic resources are not only valued significantly for their current economic, environmental services social and cultural roles but ...

GM crops may not resolve food crisis, scientists say

Genetically modified (GM) crops have so far been promoted as the 'breakthrough' technology that will help resolve food insecurity in ...

Growing better poplars for biofuels

It took mankind millennia of painstaking trial and error to breed hardier, healthier food crops. "We can't wait that long ...

Crop breeding consultant questions GM wheat report

A WA consultant in crop breeding and biotechnology has questioned the credibility of a report that suggests a variety of ...

As drought hits corn, biotech firms see lush field in GMO crops

The worst U.S. drought in half a century is withering the nation's corn crop, but it's a fertile opportunity for ...

Tastier beef by genetic design

New research to examine the link between genetics and health and meat-eating quality has just begun at the Tully research ...

Free market view of California Prop 37

When Californians go to the polls this November, one of the ballot initiatives they will vote on will be the ...

Brahman genetics provide relief for drought-stricken herds

Two summers of dire drought conditions in a vast majority of the U.S. has made drought relief a hot topic ...

Can GM crops bust the drought?

Farmers and crop companies are struggling to figure out ways to cope with severe drought. Changing the weather is still ...

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 ...