The upcoming TTIP trade agreement could force EU to liberalise GM regulations such as labelling.
Adding a single wheat gene helps the American chestnut withstand a fungal pathogen that nearly wiped these hardwood trees out of the eastern forests they once dominated.
The US food authority may have approved GM salmon for our consumption, but it may take time before any appear in our stores.
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?
New research suggests how we could prevent genetically modified organisms from surviving - and potentially spreading - in the wild.
The solutions presented by GM crops are rarely tested against the other options. Take a look at our philosophy of farming and it all starts to make sense.
Why are half of European Union members opting out of GMO crops? Hint: it's not about food and environmental safety.
Since the heyday of retail bans on products containing genetically modified ingredients 15 years ago, the tide has been heading in the other direction.
The GM debate in the developing world encompasses countries with very different priorities. Through the shrill battle of interests, the real agents for change tend to be overlooked.
Over 20 years since GM crops reached the public consciousness, the industry has struggled to get off the ground. Had it played a better hand, it could all have been very different.
What explains the huge gap between US and European consumers on GMO foods? A short history helps explain.
New EU rules on GM attempt to unblock logjam that has hung over the technology in the region for most of this century. To work, anti-GM member states and Big Biotech will need to cooperate.
Some activists use open records requests to bully researchers – distracting them from their actual work and silencing others who don't want to draw attention.
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.
Only a few African countries are using genetically modified organisms for their crops.
The challenges of feeding a hungry planet are many. Gene editing crops to be more productive, nutritious or hardy could help, but concerns about GMOs abound.
Major survey shows how attitudes towards GM food in Europe depend on gender, background and profession.
Critics of controversial science like GMOs and cloning often invoke the myth of Frankenstein to highlight the dangers of new technology. But these critics may overlook the moral of Shelley's story.
European countries can stop growing genetically modified crops, but many of their cows are still fed with imported GM.
People have been changing plant genomes ever since agriculture got started thousands of years ago. Here are the high-tech ways researchers insert new genes into plants now.