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Viewpoint: ‘Regulatory creep’—How the FDA’s evolving rules hindered the introduction of gene-edited animals

Ever since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its plans to regulate genomic alterations in genome edited animals ...
Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

It’s one of the world’s most preventable tragedies. Every year, as many as 500,000 children go blind because their diet ...
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USDA: ‘Fear mongering’ keeps EU scared of growing GMOs, while it relies on US biotech grain imports

Commercial cultivation of GE crops in the EU is limited to one percent of the EU’s total corn area (102 ...
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European Commission may greenlight GM crop imports rejected by EU Parliament

The EU Parliament has again spoken out against the approval of a number of genetically modified plant species. MEPs in ...
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‘We have to be profitable’: French winegrowers protest costly glyphosate weedkiller restrictions

Three hundred winegrowers gathered in Narbonne [on Dec. 8] at the call of the winegrowers’ union and the FDSEA. They ...
Podcast: Trans women in female-only sports; Men and women need distinct brain tumor therapies; Illegal GMOs in Peru

Podcast: Trans women in female-only sports; Men and women need distinct brain tumor therapies; Illegal GMOs in Peru

Should trans women be allowed to compete in female-only sports? It's a polarizing question with no easy answer in a ...
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France will pay farmers to give up popular glyphosate weedkiller after proposed ban fails

France will give financial aid to farmers who agree to halt use of glyphosate, the farm ministry said on [Dec ...
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EU Court of Justice tosses Brussels lawsuit seeking to ban glyphosate weedkiller

Europe’s highest court on [Dec. 3] tossed out a challenge from Brussels to the European Commission decision that lets Europeans ...
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Africa’s biotech acceptance grows as 3 more countries begin cultivating GM crops

Africa leads the progress among the regions of the world in adopting biotech crops by doubling the number of adopting ...
Battle over 15-year GMO ban extension rages in Peru as farmers breed and cultivate illegal biotech seed

Battle over 15-year GMO ban extension rages in Peru as farmers breed and cultivate illegal biotech seed

In the midst of a ferocious debate over the future of biotechnology in Latin America, the Peruvian Congress recently extended ...
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Pandemic food shortages could boost Ghana’s acceptance of insect-resistant GM Bt cowpea

The Covid-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
Viewpoint: Undue precaution—‘Achilles heel’ blocking expansion of biotech crops in Africa

Viewpoint: Undue precaution—‘Achilles heel’ blocking expansion of biotech crops in Africa

The application of GM technology is hailed as a major success in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, the ...
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GMOs coming to Zimbabwe? Agriculture minister says climate change has made farm technology a necessity

While farmers are gripped with the conservation farming technique that is fronted by [Zimbabwe's] government and other private organizations through ...
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COVID halts global GM crop approvals, hitting poor farmers in developing countries hardest

The demand rising from COVID-19 has ramped up vaccines using various genetic modification technologies, but when it comes to agriculture, ...
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EU opposition to GM crops encourages hunger in developing nations, US trade official warns

A senior U.S. official blasted EU plans for greener farming on [October 27], accusing Brussels of risking worldwide starvation by ...
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Viewpoint: Swayed by anti-GMO groups, biotech pioneer Mexico lurches toward GM crop ban

“There is currently enough food in the world to feed 10 billion people,” writes the anti-GMO environmental group Green America ...
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Plant-based meats can be labeled ‘burgers’ in Europe, encouraging consumers to eat fewer animal products

Veggie burger enthusiasts can rejoice after the European Parliament on [October 23] rejected a measure to ban use of the ...
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Replacing pesticides: Expected chlorpyrifos ban spurs development of more sustainable insecticides

A broad-spectrum insecticide that kills all arthropods in its path, chlorpyrifos was used for decades throughout the US .... But ...
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Despite activist opposition, Ghana’s scientists seek government approval for GM insect-resistant cowpea

The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has announced it will in November officially request approval from the National Biosafety Authority ...
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Podcast: Regulate all food chemicals? Gin and tonics going extinct; GMO pineapple is here!

There are thousands upon thousands of chemicals in food. Should we regulate them all, could we even do it? Gin ...
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What I got wrong: GMO skeptic turned crop biotech advocate explains his ‘slow-motion conversion’

A recent open-heart surgery put my mind, as it might, on themes relating to mortality. Which got me thinking about ...
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Bolivian court dismisses legal challenge to GMO rules, a victory over ‘ridiculous’ arguments, farm group says

After almost 10 hours of hearings, arguments, and counterarguments, the First Constitutional Chamber denied the appeal of Popular Action brought ...
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Burkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea

Burkina Faso scientists and farmers say their country has not abandoned crop biotechnology, despite challenges that prompted it to shelve ...
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Viewpoint: Mexican government undermining science and agriculture

Over the last two years, the Mexican government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador (who goes by his initials, AMLO) ...
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Will India approve more GMO crops? ‘Ideological’ regulators could halt progress

The apex regulator of genetically-modified (GM) crops has permitted a Jalna, Maharashtra-based seed company to do confined bio-safety trials on ...
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Viewpoint: Global food security threatened by Europe’s anti-GMO ‘food bullying’

The Farm to Fork program in Europe is designed to regulate food production in the E.U. as well as promote ...
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