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UK scientists hopeful government will emulate USDA decision to not regulate gene-edited crops

Jonathan Riley | 
US regulators have ruled crops altered using gene-editing techniques do not need to come under the same restrictions as genetically ...
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How injecting genes into pea plants could introduce disease resistance and improve nutrition

David Jones | 
Scientists are injecting genes into pea plants to speed up introducing better disease resistance and improving the nutrition of this ...
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European farm groups defend neonicotinoids as environmental NGOs calls for total ban to protect bees

Philip Case | 
[Editor's note: On Feb. 28, the European Food Safety Authority issued a report concluding that neonicotinoid insecticides pose risks to ...
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Spain expands GMO corn production by 20%, UK eyes gene editing

Four countries in the EU grew commercial genetically modified (GM) maize in 2016, with Spain adopting the largest area. According ...
Will advanced breeding technologies render GMO crops obsolete?

Will advanced breeding technologies render GMO crops obsolete?

Caroline Stocks | 
Genetically modified (GM) crop technology is not the answer to helping UK farmers produce more food, according to the head ...
UK's Labour Party ‘pledges to ban' neonicotinoid insecticides if it takes power

UK’s Labour Party ‘pledges to ban’ neonicotinoid insecticides if it takes power

Johann Tasker | 
Neonicotinoid seed treatments will be banned if Labour forms the next government, according to a leaked draft of the party’s ...
UK farmers push back against 'pseudo-science attack' on herbicide glyphosate

UK farmers push back against ‘pseudo-science attack’ on herbicide glyphosate

Oliver Hill | 
Hundreds of farmers across Britain are coming together in a concerted effort to show politicians and the public why glyphosate ...
#GlyphosateIsVital: British farmers take to social media to defend herbicide's environmental benefits

#GlyphosateIsVital: British farmers take to social media to defend herbicide’s environmental benefits

Philip Case | 
The Twitter campaign under the hashtag #glyphosateisvital has been backed by a number of British farmers, who have posted tweets ...
Europe risks becoming 'museum of world agriculture' because of aversion to genetic engineering

Europe risks becoming ‘museum of world agriculture’ because of aversion to genetic engineering

Philip Case | 
Europe is mired in a “shallow debate” around GM technology while the rest of the world benefits from advances in ...

‘Diversity Breeding’: Recovering desirable traits from crops’ wild relatives

A genetic toolbox held at the fingertips of plant breeding scientists is set to completely revolutionise the way crops are ...
British oilseed rape farmers face beetle infestation after government rejects neonics emergency request

British oilseed rape farmers face beetle infestation after government rejects neonics emergency request

Philip Case | 
In light of the rejection of their emergency use application last spring to use neonicotinoid seed dressings on autumn oilseed ...

U.K. approves field trials of disease, pest resistant GMO potato with low acrylamide

Johann Tasker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Defra has given the green ...

UK farmers worry that deauthorization of glyphosate could impact cereal crop production

Johann Tasker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Industry leaders are asking ...

Is future of UK farming eco-friendly GMO crops and lab grown meat?

Philip Case | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. UK agriculture will have ...

Putin wants to establish Russia as world organic capitol

Philip Case | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In an address to ...

Pope says research and debate needed over GMO pros and cons

Philip Case | 
Pope Francis has called for a “scientific and social debate” on genetically modified foods that considers all the information available ...

First trial of GM crops rich in omega-3s harvested in UK

Philip Case | 
Britain’s first trial of GM crops enriched with nutrients to improve health has been successfully harvested. Following a groundbreaking field trial, ...

Spanish GM maize area increases by 20%

Jonathan Riley | 
The area of land growing genetically modified maize in Spain has increased by almost 20% to record levels. Spanish ministry of ...

Could wheat be made more like maize?

David Jones | 
The following is an excerpt. Wheat yields could potentially double as scientists seek to make the crop's efficiency of photosynthesis ...

Food crisis will prompt GM foods rethink, says US aide

Philip Case | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A food crisis may be necessary to make EU consumers understand the value of ...

Developing countries plant most GM crops

Philip Case | 
The following is an excerpt. Developing countries grew more hectares of GM crops last year than industrialised countries but the ...

Co-founder of Greenpeace: GM opponents need a fundamental conversion

David Richardson | 
It takes courage, humility and honesty to admit mistakes. And how many of us haven't jumped to wrong and impetuous ...

Sheep breeders at the “cutting edge” of genetics

Jeremy Hunt | 
Agriculture and animal husbandry have strong ties to the history of genetics -- Darwin, after all, relied heavily on evidence ...

GM food poses no risk, says EU chief scientist

Caroline Stocks | 
Anne Glover said there was no evidence GMs had any impact on human, environmental or animal health and said science ...

Ministers meet farming leaders to discuss GMs

Phillip Case | 
The future of GM crops in Britain will be a key subject for discussion during a meeting between government ministers ...

Number of GM field trials in Europe in decline

Phillip Case | 
The number of applications for experimental field trials with GM plants in Europe is steadily decreasing, new figures show. The ...