Zambia’s biosafety authority set to destroy 2,000 tons of GMO seeds in accordance with country’s ban

The [Zambian] National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has seized over 2,000 tonnes of genetically modified (GMO) maize seed. Communications officer Sandra ...

Viewpoint: It’s time to end the innovation-blocking, organic lobby-promoted, biotechnology-regulating Cartagena Protocol

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) is an international agreement developed by governments and environmental organizations opposed to the commercialization ...

Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Mexico’s farmer associations are teaming up and pushing back through legal battles in opposition to a presidential decree to ban ...

Viewpoint: Soon-to-be-required bioengineered food label is ‘in the worst traditions of government meddling’

A very bad regulation is coming.  Here's the short of it. In 2016 Congress passed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure ...

Viewpoint: New York’s ‘Birds and Bees Protection Act’ targeting neonicotinoid pesticides doesn’t protect either and would hurt farmers

[Recently,] the New York legislature began advancing the Birds and Bees Protection Act. If it passes both chambers and is ...

Swiss voters ‘overwhelmingly’ reject activist-proposed synthetic pesticide ban, referendum results show

Voters in Switzerland on [June 12] overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have banned the use of artificial pesticides in ...

Viewpoint: While most of Europe remains in thrall of crop biotechnology rejectionism, sustainability promises of CRISPR gene editing may soon lead to ‘political deconstruction’

The European Commission recently published a report on "new genomic techniques," including CRISPR gene editing, which was expected to have major ...

Viewpoint: Why we need to remove ‘politically-motivated regulatory barriers’ hindering genetically modified crop innovation

Genetically modified (GM) organisms and crops have been a feature of food production for over 30 years. Despite extensive science-based ...

Academic study: Minimal safety concerns about off-target mutations should not be used to block gene editing and other sustainability-focused new breeding techniques

For thousands of years, humans have been improving crops to better suit their needs. These enhancements are driven by changes ...

Facing mounting number of glyphosate lawsuits, Bayer offers 5-point plan to address future Roundup weedkiller claims

Bayer has announced [May 27] a series of actions it plans to implement following the denial of the motion to ...

Viewpoint: Getting approval for CRISPR gene edited crops in Europe is proving perilous. Here’s a guide for scientists and politicians

Should genome-editing products be considered genetically modified organisms (GMOs) subject to the same regulations as products derived from transgenesis? There ...

Fast-growing genetically modified salmon arrives in South America, as Brazil approves AquaBounty fish sales

Genetically Modified (GM) salmon producer AquaBounty said [June 1] it has received regulatory approval from Brazil’s National Biosafety Technical Commission ...

Viewpoint: National security and agriculture — Why the US needs a forward-thinking farming blueprint that ‘encourages local produce, livestock raising and meat processing’

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed an ignored truth of the American agriculture system: While the U.S. agricultural system is able to ...

Should food derived from CRISPR gene-edited seeds be labeled as GMO — all but ensuring they will not be adopted? Many EU food retailers say ‘yes’

Leading EU supermarkets such as Aldi, Rewe and Lidl say that all products stemming from new genetic engineering methods such ...

Viewpoint: Mexico’s ‘cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face’ glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

It appears that the proposed Mexican government plan to ban all genetically engineered corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate ...

Viewpoint: ‘If it’s organic, it’s non-GMO’: Why consumers don’t need this recently introduced ‘irrelevant food label’ on grocery store shelves

While I typically try and shop around labels that are not supportive or have no relation to the actual product ...

In Brexit unwind, England will break this month from restrictive EU gene-edited crop rules, clearing pathway for CRISPR produce and livestock

When Boris Johnson became prime minister of the United Kingdom in 2019, he pledged to “liberate the U.K.’s extraordinary bioscience ...

Anti-GMO groups rush to block EU farmer access to gene-edited crops in the name of sustainable farming

Anti-GMO advocacy groups are public relations experts. Their objective — denying farmers access to sustainable technologies as part of a ...

Genetically modified AquaBounty salmon hits US markets after two decades of regulatory delays — and it’s already sold out

Way back in 1995, biotech company AquaBounty began the process of seeking regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration ...

Mexican judge upholds 2024 ban of GMO corn and glyphosate, threatening to upend US trade relationship

A Mexican federal judge ruled against a request by the [Mexico] National Farm Council (CNA) to freeze a government plan ...

How CRISPR and other gene-edited crops are regulated in the United States and around the world: A scholarly review

Genome editing in agriculture and food is leading to new, improved crops and other products. Depending on the regulatory approach ...

Viewpoint: 2,000 Nigerian farmers are reaping benefits from genetically modified Bt cowpea. Other African countries could leverage similar biotechnology tools

A number of African countries have begun to take advantage of agricultural biotechnology to overcome crop production challenges. The last ...

Viewpoint: ‘Killer petunias’? The shameful story of the USDA’s ‘unscientific, innovation-stifling’ process for regulating genetically-engineered flowers

Now that vivid orange, red, and purple genetically engineered petunias are approved for distribution to plant nurseries, it’s time for ...

Viewpoint: ‘Bt corn is the way to go’ — Why Australia needs insect-resistant GE corn to fight invasive fall armyworm moth infestations

Fall armyworm (FAW) has infiltrated six [Australian] states and territories and is so hard to control farmers are whispering about ...

Roundup regulation revision? Biden EPA asks federal court to allow it to reassess glyphosate, weighing ‘ecological risks and benefits’

The Biden EPA has asked a federal court for a chance to review and possibly revise parts of the agency's ...

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