Does CRISPR really make it easier for all scientists to produce gene edited crops and animals?
A new biotech regulation allows companies to self-police and decide which crops should be regulated. The new rule is likely to amplify greater distrust of GM crops.
Cowpea, also known as Black Eyed Pea, is a staple crop in Nigeria.
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Nigeria recently approved the world’s first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Will food laws change as more GM foods are created?
With Gottlieb’s departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?
Critics fear the merger of agricultural giants Bayer and Monsanto will drive an increase in use of pesticides.
The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades.
There are many considerations that go into buying food, and science is just one.
Informing people about genetically modified food means more than dumping more facts on them.
New research pinpoints the genes that could counteract decades of bland breeding.
Protesters in California against GM foods and agro-chemicals.
Lawmakers reach a deal on national labeling rules for foods that contain GMOs, but if passed, it won’t give consumers what research has shown consumers want.
Social research shows that consumers want a say in GM food labeling.
The Senate has just reached an agreement for a national system to label foods with genetically modified ingredients. What do consumers actually want from GM food labeling?
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Ensuring the next 10 billion people are fed fairly will require a radical restructuring of global agri-tech.
Science and technology has always helped us feed the world. GM has more to offer, if we let it.
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Everything from domesticated carrots to glow-in-the-dark tobacco fits somewhere on the spectrum. ‘Banning GM’ isn’t a simple yes-no decision.
Genetically modified soybeans.
Scientists are developing GM crops that don’t need pesticides and other chemicals to help them grow. Isn’t that what organic farmers want too?
Part of the ongoing debate: some papaya growers in Hawaii have planted a strain that has been genetically modified to resist a virus.
What explains the huge gap between US and European consumers on GMO foods? A short history helps explain.
Voting with their feet: many supermarkets already stock goods with GMO labeling, which a House bill would stop.
Statewide survey in Vermont finds GM food labels don’t scare consumers or indicate an inferior product. In some cases, labels built trust in the technology.
These Monsanto protesters don’t want GM food on the menu.
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Major survey shows how attitudes towards GM food in Europe depend on gender, background and profession.
UKIP once again bases a whole policy on EU withdrawal.
It’s easy to poke holes in UKIP’s plans for agriculture.
You know what you’re eating - but what about them?
European countries can stop growing genetically modified crops, but many of their cows are still fed with imported GM.
Vitamin A-enhanced GM Golden Rice has become a flashpoint for campaigners despite its health benefits.
MPs call for a revamp of GM regulations, after finding “no greater inherent risk” with GM crops compared to conventional ones.
There is never enough of this golden beauty.
Improving wheat is a major challenge for agricultural scientists. The world’s population continues to grow – and so does its appetite. Sanjaya Rajaram, winner of the 2014 World Food Prize, used an innovative…
Canola fields: one of the battlegrounds of the debate over genetic modification.
In a landmark West Australian Supreme Court decision, a farmer growing a genetically modified canola crop has been spared the blame after his neighbour accused him of contaminating his organic farm next…