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Podcast: South Australian farmers want access to GMO crops as moratorium debate rages

Brooke Neindorf | 
ABC reports on debate over South Australia’s GMO moratorium. Flinders MP Peter Treloar states that he has not seen any ...
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South Australia launches ‘independent review’ of GMO crop moratorium

David Claughton | 
South Australia has announced an independent review into the state's moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops. Economist and agriculture policy ...
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Australia’s fight against feral cats could turn to gene drive technology

Stephanie Small | 
Feral cats kill thousands of native animals every minute — now a controversial plan to use gene drive technology as ...
Should you pay as much as a 300% premium for organic foods? Avoid EWG's 'dirty dozen'?

Should you pay as much as a 300% premium for organic foods? Avoid EWG’s ‘dirty dozen’?

Joanna Khan | 
Have you ever found yourself standing in the supermarket, wondering how to justify forking out $6 per kilo for those ...
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Will Australia ban neonicotinoid insecticides despite no evidence of bee declines on the continent?

Jess Davis | 
European farmers are facing a total ban on a common group of pesticides after a report confirms they harm bees, ...
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Australia aims to eliminate cervical cancer with HPV vaccine and DNA screening

Cervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in Australia within the next four decades, medical experts say, after new data revealed ...
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Ovarian cancer could be linked to father’s X chromosome

Genelle Weule | 
Data from a large, long-term study of US families indicates women may inherit ovarian cancer through the X chromosome passed ...
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Australia set to reduce regulations of CRISPR gene editing to speed up crop research

Marty McCarthy | 
Australia is set to reform how it regulates new genetic engineering techniques, which experts say will help to dramatically speed ...
Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Natasha Mitchell | 
Just one genetically modified animal has been approved for human consumption anywhere in the world. A fast growing species of ...
South Australia close to passing bill to extend GMO crop ban to 2025

South Australia close to passing bill to extend GMO crop ban to 2025

Marty McCarthy, Brooke Neindorf | 
South Australia is set to extend its controversial ban on the growing of genetically-modified crops until 2025 after a bill ...
Plant growth genes identified that could lead to increased crop yields

Plant growth genes identified that could lead to increased crop yields

Kallee Buchanan | 
Scientists say the discovery of a group of hormones in plants could revolutionise food production by improving yields. The Universities ...
Scientists hoping to prevent two crop-eating caterpillar species from combining to form 'super pest'

Scientists hoping to prevent two crop-eating caterpillar species from combining to form ‘super pest’

Dominique Schwartz | 
Australian-led research could help save the world's farmers more than $6 billion lost every year to its most voracious caterpillars ...
'Game changer' herbicide that could supplement glyphosate developed from anti-malaria chemical

‘Game changer’ herbicide that could supplement glyphosate developed from anti-malaria chemical

Kit Mochan | 
Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have used chemicals destined to develop new treatments for malaria as a ...
Next generation insect-resistant GM cotton could be 'game changer' for Australian farmers

Next generation insect-resistant GM cotton could be ‘game changer’ for Australian farmers

Matt Brann | 
A new variety of genetically modified cotton is shaping up to be a game-changer for those looking to grow cotton ...
Genetics could help researchers target medications to fight depression

Genetics could help researchers target medications to fight depression

Alice Matthews | 
The Australian Genetics of Depression Study has been launched as part of an international collaboration aiming to identify genes that ...
Australian commission calls for state governments to lift GM crop bans

Australian commission calls for state governments to lift GM crop bans

Sarina Locke | 
The Productivity Commission has released a range of sweeping recommendations to cut the costs of regulation in agriculture. ... It ...
To expedite development of climate-resistant crops, Australia may have to relax gene-editing rules

To expedite development of climate-resistant crops, Australia may have to relax gene-editing rules

Tyne Logan | 
Australia's classification of genetic modification is inhibiting the country's potential for future crop growth, according to a University of Western ...
Australia's organic industry should drop 'zero tolerance' of GM food contamination, farmers group says

Australia’s organic industry should drop ‘zero tolerance’ of GM food contamination, farmers group says

Jo Prendergast, Di Darmody | 
Flood waters have swept through parts of WA's grain growing region, sparking concern from some certified organic growers that contamination ...
Former UK chief scientist: Europe’s opposition to GMOs ‘dangerously naive’ in the face of climate change

Former UK chief scientist: Europe’s opposition to GMOs ‘dangerously naive’ in the face of climate change

Sarina Locke | 
A former UK chief scientist has warned that politicians around the globe are ignoring science for the sake of short-term ...
Disease-resistant GMO banana field trial approved in Australia

Disease-resistant GMO banana field trial approved in Australia

Lisa Herbert | 
A trial of genetically modified bananas will begin south of Darwin [Australia] in a few months after a five-year trial ...

Western Australia repeals partial ban on GMO crops

Belinda Varischetti | 
Western Australia's Genetically Modified Crops Free Areas Repeal Bill 2015 passed through State Parliament [Oct. 21]. Up until now WA ...
Australia, New Zealand reviewing bruise resistant, low acrylamide GMO potato

Australia, New Zealand reviewing bruise resistant, low acrylamide GMO potato

Sarina Locke | 
Australia's food regulator has called for submissions as it reviews a genetically-modified potato designed to produce less chemicals when fried ...
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Over-heated fears of eugenics linger over today’s genetic research, threatening advances

Natasha Mitchell | 
'Genes can have up to 80 per cent of influence on students' academic performance.' When I saw that headline recently, ...

German farmers plant ‘chemical-free’ demonstration plots to educate public about glyphosate

Warwick Long | 
Glyphosate. . . is heavily used by farmers to clear fields of weeds . . . In 2015, a report found the ...
Jon Entine: EU, Australia's ‘process-based’ regulations hinder intro of useful biotech crops

Jon Entine: EU, Australia’s ‘process-based’ regulations hinder intro of useful biotech crops

Sarina Locke | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Jon Entine, who runs ...

Wheat aphid infestations in South Australia reignite debate over GMO crops

Tim Jeanes | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The discovery of the ...

Biotech company calling for expedited decision on GM mosquito trial in Florida to fight Zika

Gillian Mohney | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The head of a ...

Australian ‘GMO contamination’ case over: High Court rejects organic farmer Marsh appeal, Baxter exonerated

Rebecca Trigger | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The High Court has ...
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