Milk without cows, eggs without chickens? Synthetic biology could lead to more sustainable food

Milk without cows, eggs without chickens? Synthetic biology could lead to more sustainable food

[Editor's note: The following is a Q&A with Swedish bio-hacker Hannes Sjoblad.] Bio-hacking applies technology in innovative ways to modify biological systems ...
Anti-pesticide, anti-nuclear activist named France's new environment minister

Anti-pesticide, anti-nuclear activist named France’s new environment minister

The new French president stunned businesses by appointing Nicolas Hulot, an anti-nuclear and anti-pesticide environmental activist, as the country's environmental ...
Sustainability activists fear agrochemical, seed company monopolies will damage food security

Sustainability activists fear agrochemical, seed company monopolies will damage food security

... In the global agriculture sector, there have long been seven international manufacturers of pesticides and seeds, the report says ...
China announces plans to grow more varieties, increase acreage of GMO crops

China announces plans to grow more varieties, increase acreage of GMO crops

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. China intends to plant ...

Are fears of CRISPR misuse warranted?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Hundreds were present at ...

EU court annuls approval of paper-making Amflora GMO potato

Europe's second-highest court overturned a decision by the European Commission to allow the cultivation and sale of the Amflora genetically ...

Monsanto to drop all requests for new GM crops in EU

The following is an edited excerpt. US seed producer Monsanto has said it would withdraw all new requests to grow ...

Monsanto gives up fight for GM plants in Europe

The following is an edited excerpt. The world's largest producer of seeds, Monsanto, has apparently given up on attempts to ...

Germany’s state-owned news service: ‘US Government in GM industry’s pocket’

The following is an edited excerpt. US diplomats lobbied aggressively to support its genetically-modified food industries, a campaign group has ...