DNA testing could enable rapid response to damaging wheat stem rust

DNA testing could enable rapid response to damaging wheat stem rust

A global team led by researchers in Australia has achieved a dramatic breakthrough in dealing with stem rust, a fungal ...
Organic movement schism? Fight over hydroponics puts $50 billion industry in limbo

Organic movement schism? Fight over hydroponics puts $50 billion industry in limbo

The USDA's ruling that crops grown using hydroponics and aquaculture can be labeled organic set off a heated debate over ...
GMO stigma: The challenge of growing virus-resistant papaya in Hawaii

GMO stigma: The challenge of growing virus-resistant papaya in Hawaii

[Michael] Kamiya is a strong supporter of agricultural technology, which he credits for saving his family’s farm. He has childhood ...
Passage of Ugandan biotech law opens access to vitamin-fortified, disease-resistant crops

Passage of Ugandan biotech law opens access to vitamin-fortified, disease-resistant crops

Genetically engineered crops that promise to benefit both farmers and consumers are poised to enter Uganda’s marketplace now that its ...
Cornell’s Tony Shelton: Scientist behind GMO moth in activist crosshairs

Cornell’s Tony Shelton: Scientist behind GMO moth in activist crosshairs

[Cornell University Professor Tony Shelton] admits to being disappointed by the “misinformation” directed at his research to find a non-insecticidal ...
Viewpoint: Activists fuel public's disconnect from modern agriculture—and it hurts farmers

Viewpoint: Activists fuel public’s disconnect from modern agriculture—and it hurts farmers

Farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by the demands and unrealistic expectations of food advocacy groups and activists such as ...
Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

A movement in Hawaii promotes the romanticized view that the world can be fed locally and without farm pesticides and ...
Opinion: GMO opponents in 'frenzied heat' trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Opinion: GMO opponents in ‘frenzied heat’ trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle and other anti-GMO activists have complained that the documentary Food Evolution is nothing more than a ...
Review: 'Fact-based' Food Evolution doc counters anti-GMO documentaries' 'questionable content'

Review: ‘Fact-based’ Food Evolution doc counters anti-GMO documentaries’ ‘questionable content’

Plant breeding doesn’t generally inspire filmmakers. But genetic engineering — the process that creates “GMO” crops — has already sparked ...
Opinion: Activists—not biotech companies—responsible for public backlash against GMOs

Opinion: Activists—not biotech companies—responsible for public backlash against GMOs

Biotech companies like Monsanto are often blamed for not doing enough to combat consumer skepticism of GM foods. But anti-GMO ...
Proposed US rules on gene-edited crops, animals could hamper technology's potential

Proposed US rules on gene-edited crops, animals could hamper technology’s potential

US regulatory agencies have proposed guidelines and draft regulations that suggest they may subject gene-edited crops and livestock to the ...
GMO opponents turn to Hawaii legislature following repeal of local pesticide bans

GMO opponents turn to Hawaii legislature following repeal of local pesticide bans

Following court rulings that overturned GMO/pesticide laws passed by three Hawaii counties — the Kauai County Council formally rescinded its ...
Video GMO story: The near death and rescue of the Hawaiian papaya

Video GMO story: The near death and rescue of the Hawaiian papaya

The anti-GMO movement in Hawaii grew into a sizable force in 2013 thanks to funding and directional support from activist ...
Hawaii state experts challenge anti-GMO myth: Pesticide threats not from farming but homes

Hawaii state experts challenge anti-GMO myth: Pesticide threats not from farming but homes

The anti-GMO movement has succesfully established this false narrative: Seed companies in Hawaii are using unprecedented quantities of pesticides in ...

Tanzania kick starts GMO era with field trial of drought-tolerant GMO maize

Tanzania planted its first genetically modified maize research trials [Oct. 5] under an initiative that is building a new model for ...

Burkina Faso putting GMO cotton on hold, not abandoning it

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Activists opposed to GMOs ...

Animal biotechnology regulation needs overhaul

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What do a fast-growing ...
Reflections on overturning of Kaua'i's anti-GMO and pesticide restriction law

Reflections on overturning of Kaua’i’s anti-GMO and pesticide restriction law

“So are you happy with the decision?” my sister asked as I fielded phone calls, emails and texts yesterday after ...

How anti-biotech groups leveraged fear of pesticides to pass Kauai anti-GMO bill

The feast of fear that was intentionally served up to pass Bill 2491, the pesticide/GMO regulatory bill, is now serving ...

As Kaua’i pesticide exposure data roll in, homes not fields found to be source of most problems

The Garden Island has been quick to report allegations of pesticide-related illnesses, unfortunately it failed to include some crucial data ...

Indy Hawaii study downplays atrazine dangers, shows flaws in Kaua’i bill

Last year, the Kaua'i County Council passed BIll 2491, legislation designed to restrict genetically modified crops while also targeting some ...

Resolution in Kauai anti-GMO bill calls for ‘sketchy’ GMO safety assessment

A resolution in Kauai’s Bill 2491--which heavily restricts the use of GM crops and pesticides--calls for a “neutral facilitator” to convene ...

Truth a casualty in Kauai GMO-pesticide debate

If truth is the first casualty of war, it was body-bagged a long time ago in the pitched battle being ...