GMOs, genetically engineered animals can help fight climate change

GMOs, genetically engineered animals can help fight climate change

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . .[C]onversations ...

Kenya approves GMO maize for field trials

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Kenya says more tests ...

Investors find GM cassava unattractive, despite potential benefits for farmers, society

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genomics, an emergent technology dealing with ...

Genetic techniques yield nitrogen efficient maize, benefits for small Kenyan farms

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Nancy Shibona, a small-scale ...
Friends of the Earth report blames Big Ag of forcing GMOs in Africa

Friends of the Earth report blames Big Ag of forcing GMOs in Africa

African governments must do more to control the planting of genetically modified (GM) crops that could affect smallholders, says a ...

Developing countries plant more GM crops than industrial countries

The United States remains the leading grower of biotech crops in the world but developing countries are fast catching up ...

Indian government’s indecision on GMO trials stranding research in labs

The government’s continued flip-flopping over field trials has disappointed Indian research scientists. Delhi University has spent 18 painstaking years developing ...

Africa losing opportunities to reduce poverty because of ‘dysfunctional’ GM debate

Opportunities to enhance crop yields and reduce poverty in Africa are being lost because of a “polarised public debate” on ...

Why GM debates do not persuade public opinion

When, earlier this year, SciDev.Net decided to host a live online debate around genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, it was because we knew ...

Arguments against GM crops riddled with problems including vested interests and romanticizing hunger

The year 2013 marked the 18th consecutive year of commercial cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or now commonly referred to as ...

Mark Lynas: From anti-GMO activist to GMO advocate

Just under 20 years ago, when the issue of GMOs was first hitting the news, I was a dedicated anti-biotech ...

When informed, Philippine farmers ‘keen’ on GM eggplant

A study contends that 96 percent of Filipino farmers are willing to shift to a genetically modified eggplant and are willing to ...

Synthetic biology’s malaria promises could backfire

In April, a consortium led by the global health NGO PATH — and comprising the University of California, Berkeley, synthetic ...

ETC Group, Canadian anti-GMO NGO, blasts agri business ‘cosy cartel’

The increasing consolidation of global agribusiness is leaving the world's food production in the hands of a corporate "cartel", warns a new ...

Africa: Drought-tolerant maize ‘could be available by 2017’

[NAIROBI] A drought-tolerant maize variety could be available to farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2017, according to scientists working on ...

More critics up against Kenya’s GMO imports ban

A senior US trade specialist has called on Kenya to lift its import ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) imports, saying it ...

GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus

A strain of rice genetically engineered to protect against diarrhoeal disease could offer a cost-effective way to protect children in ...

Panama expects benefits from world’s first GM salmon

The following is an excerpt. Panama's researchers have played a key role in creating a rapidly growing salmon that may ...

Kenya: GMO ban has no legal basis

[SciDev.Net]Nairobi -A senior Kenyan government official has dismissed last year's ban on the import of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into ...
Wary development NGOs should reconsider biotechnology

Wary development NGOs should reconsider biotechnology

The world of science, technology and engineering might seem, for good reason, miles away from the day-to-day work of most ...

Use of GM cotton linked to rise in aphid numbers

The following is an excerpt. In an unexpected trade-off, the cultivation of cotton that has been genetically engineered to reduce caterpillar damage ...

Bioscience should underpin African agriculture, meeting hears

The following is an excerpt. Bioscience projects including ones that turn tannery waste into manure can improve crop productivity and food ...

Golden rice trial triggers sackings, investigation

Golden rice trial triggers sackings, investigationSciDev.NetThe study looked at 'golden rice' — a GM rice strain that contains higher levels ...

Kenya sending the wrong message about GM foods

Kenya has bypassed its own biosafety watchdog in banning GM foods, which will stifle balanced debate of GM in Africa, ...
Scientists torn over Kenya's recent GM food ban

Scientists torn over Kenya’s recent GM food ban

Nature.comScientists torn over Kenya's recent GM food banNature.comA cabinet meeting chaired by Kenya's president, Mwai Kibaki, this month (8 November), ...

Agricultural biotechnology ‘should be open source’

Open source biotechnology, through which biotechnology inventions are made freely available for others to use and improve upon, could help ...

GM crop efficacy may be jeopardized by pest mutations

Genetic mutations in pests that allow them to develop resistance to genetically-modified (GM) cropsmay be much more diverse in field ...

Chinese scientists identify yield-boosting rice gene

Researchers in China have identified a rice gene that could improve both the quality and yield of the staple crop ...