Biotech News

Feb 21, 2017
Rothamsted Research Granted Permission by Defra to Conduct GM Wheat Field Trials

Scientists at Rothamsted Research, together with researchers at the University of Essex and Lancaster University, have developed wheat plants with increased efficiency to convert energy from sunlight into biomass

Feb 21, 2017
Pre-emption of local GMO regulations must remain

Biotech critics are calling on Oregon lawmakers to overturn a prohibition against local government restrictions on genetically engineered crops because the state has not enacted regulations.

Feb 17, 2017
Gene editing made simple

Plant breeders look to gains new tool may bring

Feb 15, 2017
Misconceptions Continue About The Non-Browning Apples Coming To A Store Near You

 The technique used to achieve the non-browning trait is no more or less risky than other plant improvement techniques

Feb 14, 2017
Biotech Regulations Must be Based on Facts, Not Fears

We now have had many decades of experience with biotechnology and the resulting genetically modified organisms.

Feb 13, 2017
Overseas buyers praise industry for GE wheat handling, but questions remain

The Washington Wheat Commission says overseas buyers have praised the industry’s handling of the discovery of volunteer Roundup Ready wheat plants found last year in a fallow field in Washington, but are disappointed investigators have not been able to explain how the incident occurred.

Nov 10, 2016
Future grass will make animals healthier, more productive

Grasses of the future will make animals healthier, more productive and reduce their impact on the environment.

Nov 10, 2016
Genetically modified wheat could be grown in Britain from next spring

“By 2050 there will be 34 per cent more people on the planet and we can’t just sit back and assume all will be well. We really do have an impending major food shortage crisis across the globe.

Oct 19, 2016
EPA says Roundup is safe, non-carcinogenic

Major governments around the world, including the European Union and European Food Safety Authority, have refuted the IARC conclusion that there is a link between the herbicide and cancer.

Sep 26, 2016
EPA Says Glyphosate Likely Doesn't Cause Cancer

A number of media outlets reported on EPA documents released late last week concluding that the popular herbicide glyphosate is not carcinogenic.

Sep 21, 2016
Genetically engineered self-fertilizing crops in development

A handful of biologists are working to endow major crops with the ability to “fix” nitrogen from the air into a biochemically usable form, a talent that is currently limited to certain microbes—and is essential to life.

Sep 21, 2016
CRISPR Could Usher In a New Era of Delicious GMO Foods

But far from being some bizarre “frankenfood,” the cabbage looked almost exactly the same as unedited cabbage. Scientists had deleted only a single gene, which made it grow a little slower.

Sep 15, 2016
Who funds the grassroots anti-GMO movement?

There is a lot of misinformation about GMOs online. But why is that? Where is this info coming from?

Sep 15, 2016
Transgenic cotton plant resistant to common insect pest

GMOs may be a solution to increasing non-food crop yields.

Aug 26, 2016
A plant breeder takes the 'mystery' out of GMO crops

Between 1995 and today, the Food and Drug Administration has examined 151 different GMO plant varieties and found all of them to be free of unexpected changes.

Aug 23, 2016
Time To Move Beyond GMO Controversy And Take Advantage Of Scientific Progress

When people say “non-GMO,” they imply that there is a particular substance or “thing” in the food. In fact, what the words really mean is that transgenic methods were not used to produce a particular crop or other product.

Aug 23, 2016
China backs GMO soybeans in push for high-tech agriculture

China, which has spent billions of dollars researching GMO crops, has already embraced the technology for cotton but has not yet permitted the cultivation of any biotech food crops amid fears from some consumers over perceived health risks.

Jul 27, 2016
Labeling law approved by House

The food industry reluctantly accepted the mandatory disclosure, but critics of the bill say it’s weak.

Jul 27, 2016
Pinke Post: Is a GMO food label needed?

I have a higher level of comfort with modern farming practices than most people. I don’t think most consumers have thought about how more food regulations will impact those who live on a limited income.

Jul 20, 2016
What Would a World Without GMOs Look Like?

Without genetically-modified foods, we might have to give up oranges and resign ourselves to living with avian flu and more malnutrition.