CRISPR revolution could level the playing field for crop biotech companies

CRISPR revolution could level the playing field for crop biotech companies

Mateusz Perkowski | 
For agriculture, [CRISPR] technology is a new way to instill crops and livestock with desirable traits — or to remove ...
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How the EU decides to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops will have ‘huge impact’ on US, rest of world

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Most gene editing techniques should not come under the Europe Union’s strict regulatory regime for genetically modified organisms, according to ...
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Non-GMO, organic, gluten-free: Are food labels overwhelming consumers?

Editor's note: The following is part of an editorial by Capital Press, a website covering agriculture in the US West Foodies, ...
Simplot's Innate GMO bruise-resistant potatoes approved for sale in Japan

Simplot’s Innate GMO bruise-resistant potatoes approved for sale in Japan

John O'Connell | 
Simplot Plant Sciences has obtained approval for its Innate brand of genetically modified potatoes in a few key foreign markets, ...
USDA approves extra-oil producing gene-edited camelina, not regulated as a GMO

USDA approves extra-oil producing gene-edited camelina, not regulated as a GMO

Mateusz Perkowski | 
A variety of camelina that’s gene-edited to increase oil content can be grown without undergoing the USDA’s regulatory process for ...
Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Agriculture supporters need to stand up to GMO fearmongering

Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Agriculture supporters need to stand up to GMO fearmongering

Carol Dumas | 
Alison Van Eenennaam, an animal geneticist at the University of California-Davis, told the Idaho Milk Processors Association annual conference there ...
GMO clover that could improve livestock digestion in field tests

GMO clover that could improve livestock digestion in field tests

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Forage Genetics, which is best known for alfalfa that’s genetically modified to withstand glyphosate herbicides, began field testing the transgenic ...
25 environmental benefits of GMO sugar? Industry launching 'fresh look' education campaign

25 environmental benefits of GMO sugar? Industry launching ‘fresh look’ education campaign

Sean Ellis | 
To try to change consumers’ understanding and perception of GMO crops, the nation’s sugar beet industry is preparing a $4 ...
Scotts reports 'significant progress' in eliminating GE bentgrass that escaped Oregon field trails

Scotts reports ‘significant progress’ in eliminating GE bentgrass that escaped Oregon field trails

Sean Ellis | 
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is reporting significant progress in eliminating genetically engineered creeping bentgrass plants from Malheur and Jefferson counties in ...
Oregon considers new restrictions, labels for neonicotinoid insecticides over bee health concerns

Oregon considers new restrictions, labels for neonicotinoid insecticides over bee health concerns

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Neonicotinoid pesticides, which critics blame for death and illness among pollinators, would be subject to new restrictions and labeling rules ...
Washington state judge fines activists on both sides of 2013 GMO law debate

Washington state judge fines activists on both sides of 2013 GMO law debate

Don Jenkins | 
A Washington state judge has ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Wednesday to pay nearly $1.1 million in legal fees, ...
'Oregon prohibition on local GMO restrictions should remain'

‘Oregon prohibition on local GMO restrictions should remain’

[Editor's note: The following is an editorial by Capital Press, an independent news website that covers the agriculture industry in and ...
First genetically modified non-browning apples in Midwest stores by February

First genetically modified non-browning apples in Midwest stores by February

Dan Wheat | 
A small amount of Arctic brand sliced and packaged Golden Delicious, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, B.C., will ...
Why farmers have been slow to adopt GMO alfalfa

Why farmers have been slow to adopt GMO alfalfa

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Adoption of genetically engineered alfalfa among farmers has lagged behind other biotech crops, with the vast majority of U.S. acreage ...
Food Democracy Now fined by Washington state for failing to disclose donors to anti-labeling initiative

Food Democracy Now fined by Washington state for failing to disclose donors to anti-labeling initiative

Don Jenkins | 
An anti-GMO activist group was fined $319,281 by a Washington state judge [Nov. 21] for violating the same disclosure law that ...
GMO crops not ‘contaminating’ nearby organic farms, USDA data suggest

GMO crops not ‘contaminating’ nearby organic farms, USDA data suggest

Mateusz Perkowski | 
In 2015, Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 2509, which created mediation protocols for growers who believe nearby farming practices are ...
Calyxt's bruise-resistant, non-browning GMO potato cleared for sale

Calyxt’s bruise-resistant, non-browning GMO potato cleared for sale

Mateusz Perkowski | 
The [USDA] has advised the potato’s developer, Calyxt, the cultivar is not a “regulated article” under federal law because it doesn’t ...
How will Bayer-Monsanto merger affect future of GMO crops in EU vs. US?

How will Bayer-Monsanto merger affect future of GMO crops in EU vs. US?

Monsanto has agreed to a $57 billion cash offer from Bayer... If shareholders and regulators approve, the merger will form ...
Judge strikes down GMO ban in Josephine County, Oregon

Judge strikes down GMO ban in Josephine County, Oregon

Mateusz Perkowski | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The prohibition against genetically ...

Organic farming groups at odds over compost contaminated with pesticides

Mateusz Perkowski | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A rift has developed ...

Judge rules Food Democracy Now guilty of concealing donor names in 2013 GMO labeling campaign

Don Jenkins | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. An anti-GMO organization violated ...

After escape from field trials, Oregon wants USDA to keep a lid on GMO bentgrass

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Although we generally support ...
WA Attorney General sues Grocery Manufacturers Association over state GMO labeling campaign

WA Attorney General sues Grocery Manufacturers Association over state GMO labeling campaign

Don Jenkins | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Washington Attorney General’s ...

USAID to support development of Simplot blight resistant potato for Asia

John O'Connell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. J.R. Simplot Co., in ...

Audit: USDA regulators don’t consider past non-compliance when approving biotech field trials

Mateusz Perkowski | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. USDA’s biotechnology regulators don’t ...

Court rules biotech firms may be responsible if GMO crops disrupt export market

Mateusz Perkowski | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Biotech developers may have ...
Voters overwhelmingly reject GMO ban in Oregon county

Voters overwhelmingly reject GMO ban in Oregon county

Mateusz Perkowski | 
A proposed ban on biotech crops in Oregon’s Benton County has failed by a strong margin. Nearly 73 percent of ...

Proponents, critics of GMOs agree on how to mediate co-existence conflicts in Oregon farming

Mateusz Perkowski | 
Disputes over genetically modified crops would be mediated by Oregon farm regulators under legislation that has won support from biotech ...