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Facing record-breaking temperatures, Belgium field tests drought-tolerant corn varieties

The effects of global warming are becoming evident even in Belgium. 2018 was exceptionally warm and dry and the summer ...
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Bayer insect‐resistant, herbicide‐tolerant GMO corn poses no risk to human health or environment, EU food safety panel confirms

Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐014 .... from Monsanto Company the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food ...
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GMO corn that tolerates temperature drops could help farmers protect crop yields

Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown ...
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CRISPR gene editing yields corn resistant to widely used sulfonylurea herbicide, study shows

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other institutions reported precise based editing of maize genes using CRISPR-Cas9, leading ...
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Reduced tillage increases long-term corn, soybean yields, study shows

Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for ...
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Can TELA maize solve the acute food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa?

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most food-insecure region in the world, with an estimated 237 million throughout the region suffering from ...
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GMO insect-resistant corn poses no risk to human health, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) risk assessment affirms

Following the submission of application .... from Bayer Agriculture BVBA, the EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) was ...
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Single genetic tweak in GMO corn boosts yields 10%—other crops could be improved, too

Supporters of genetic engineering have long promised it will help meet the world’s growing demand for food. But despite the ...
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Mennonite family shuns gadgets but grows GMO corn

How many days could you live without your cell phone, laptop or favorite communications tool? Modern technology has become such ...
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Are neonicotinoid seed treatments critical for protecting crops—or unnecessary, with potential to harm bees?

If neonic seed treatments don’t increase yields, reducing their use to limit potential harm to bees would be an easier ...
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Colombia green lights first homegrown, patent-free GMO corn variety

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has just authorized the planting of the country's first homegrown GMO corn variety. The seeds ...
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Wait, corn is a fruit? Yes—here’s the biology that explains why

We all know the is-a-tomato-a-fruit debate (correct answer: yes, but you still shouldn’t put it in a fruit salad). Now ...
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Newly discovered genes could help develop natural ‘antibiotic cocktails’ to battle plant disease

Yezhang Ding, Alisa Huffaker, and Eric Schmelz of the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have developed a ...
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Drought resistant farming breakthrough: GMO corn survives nearly two months without water thanks to tomato genes, in field study

The intense desert to the south of the Coquimbo Region in Chile makes molecular biologist Simón Ruiz think about how ...
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Bacterial leaf streak disease can slash corn yields 20%—will science stop it?

Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, ...
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USDA: Purple corn could help battle obesity, diabetes

Purple corn is more than tasty and eye-catching. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a game-changing ...
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Mexico’s self-fertilizing corn could be worth millions. Will village where it grows share in the profits?

In a 1979 visit to Totontepec, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico, naturalist Thomas Boone Hallberg marveled at the local ...
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Crops engineered to stay green longer could produce more food for growing global population

A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the ...
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‘Road map’ of pollen development could help breed more desirable food crops

....Sexual reproduction has evolved as nature's way of shuffling the genetic deck of cards, so to speak. That shuffling actually ...
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Naturally mutating corn pollen genes may lead the way to higher-yielding crops

Pollen genes mutate naturally in only some strains of corn, according to Rutgers-led research that helps explain the genetic instability ...
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Pollution from corn farming linked to 4,300 premature deaths annually, study claims

A study published [April 8] in Nature Sustainability shows how deadly [corn] can be. And eating it isn’t the killer; ...
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Dear Anheuser-Busch, stop scaring people about alleged dangers of corn products to sell Bud Light

Anheuser-Busch caused quite a farm controversy with its Bud Light Super Bowl commercials. Remember, Bud Light bragged in those commercials ...
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Viewpoint: Like it or not, technology is what gives us the crops that we eat

The “natural narrative” on food packaging is a complete fiction ...
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US pushes China to speed biotech crop approvals, import more ethanol as trade talks continue

The Trump administration is pressing China to approve biotech corn traits and import more American ethanol and a byproduct of ...
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Drought-tolerant corn adoption jumps 20% in four years as US farmers strive to protect crop yields

Droughts have been among the most significant causes of crop yield reductions and losses for centuries....To date, little has been ...
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From salt to hand sanitizer, corn is in everything. What would life without it look like?

When Christine Robinson was first diagnosed with a corn allergy 17 years ago, she remembers thinking, “No more popcorn, no ...
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Short-stature hybrid corn, likely to debut next decade, could dramatically boost crop yields

Farmers who have waded and stumbled through corn decimated by green snap or stalk lodging may be in luck in ...
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Why are farmers so eager to grow GMO crops?

Genetically modified (GM) crops are produced using new genetic engineering methods. Since their development slightly over 20 years ago, they ...
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