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GMO bans in Europe set to progress

An environmental committee of the European Parliament has approved legislation that allows member states to ban genetically engineered crops.

Europe agrees to GMO crops

Brussels - Member states of the European Union have agreed on a EU-wide directive for the authorization process of genetically modified crops, with an opt-out for individual countries.

March Against Monsanto draws hundreds in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - May 24 was the second annual global March Against Monsanto. Marches and rallies protesting genetically modified food took place all around the globe.

Twenty B.C. grocers refuse to sell genetically modified apples

If approved, genetically modified apples could hit Canadian shelves by end of year but twenty British Columbia grocers, including Olives Community Market in Function Junction, refuse to sell them.

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.

Combating GMO 'fear-mongering' at America's Monsanto

Chesterfield - At a laboratory at its headquarters in the US heartland, a Monsanto scientist demonstrates how genetic material is inserted into plants, a common procedure still viewed as a dark art in parts of the world.In Chesterfield, Missouri, outside of St.

GM crop fails to defeat agri pest

GM crops do not always do what they set out to do. The corn rootworm has become resistant to a genetically modified maize variety that produces an insecticidal toxin.

GM crop contamination disrupts global food trade

Rome - Increased production of genetically modified crops worldwide has caused a sharp rise in the number of incidents where low levels of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been found in food and feedstuffs traded between nations, disrupting trade.

GM tobacco plants can trap pests

Scientists have created genetically modified tobacco plants that have been engineered to produce pheromones that can trap pests.

Another batch of GM monkeys born

More monkeys with edited genomes have been born in a research lab. Scientists hope that the genetic editing techniques can one day be used to eliminate genetic diseases in people.

Europe moves ahead with GM crops

The European Commission is set to approve a new strain of genetically modified maize. This is despite opposition from most member nations.

New test can reveal GMO’s in food

The first comprehensive test to detect genetic modification in food has been unveiled. As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them.

Stronger and longer: New cotton fiber developed

Dallas - A research team have increased the length of cotton fiber by at least 5 millimeters, or 17 percent, compared to the control plants in their experiment. This is expected to lead to better and stronger quality cotton.

Transgenic plants engineered to create Omega-3s

Researchers at U.K. biotech Rothamsted Research have generated a transgenic plant that produces omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Company offers new approach to the organic and GMO labeling issue Special

As legislative and legal battles rage all over the world in the fight over whether Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) should be labeled, a company in the United States attempts to offer a solution that circumvents big business lobbying efforts.

Dark world of GMO in Kenneth Eade's thriller 'An Involuntary Spy' Special

Los Angeles - How does a genetic biologist working for a large biotech company, developing genetically engineered food, go up against government corruption and fraud when he tries to expose his employer?

Op-Ed: Fed official sparks controversy about genetically modified foods

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher encouraged farmers to carry on with the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and establish standards for international trade, while a shipment of GMO corn sits off the coast of China.

GM salmon moves closer to sale in Canada

Environment Canada has permitted the company AquaBounty Technologies to produce its genetically-modified fish eggs on a commercial scale.

Key vote over GM foods to take place in Washington

Voters in Washington state have begun casting their ballots to decide whether to label genetically-modified foods. The official vote on the initiative is on November 5.

Activists posing as lobbyists mock congress with fake awards

Today activists opposed to Monsanto’s lobbying efforts and tactics posed as lobbyists for a fake lobbying group, distributing mock awards to congressional members who took money from the company.

GM crop fails to kill caterpillars

Whether GM crops are right or wrong for the environment, they are supposed to pest resistant. In one case, however, African caterpillars have proved to be remarkably resistant.

GM rice researcher barred from further human trials

Tufts University has released a report citing ethics violations in genetically modified food research. This has led to the lead investigator resigning and being barred from any future GMO work with humans.

Monsanto Protection Act extension hidden in spending bill

The controversial provision nicknamed the “Monsanto Protection Act” was included by House Republicans in the bill to approve funding that is required to avoid a government shutdown.

Trial GM Monsanto wheat ends up in a farmer's field

U.S. authorities are trying to understand how an experimental genetically modified wheat ended up in an Oregon farmer’s field. The concern is that GM wheat could be mixed up with other crops across the U.S.

Op-Ed: Are new plants needed to tackle world hunger?

World population growth will, by many estimates, lead to a shortage of food. One particular researcher has recently stated that the solution is developing GM foods. Is this the answer, or does it present new environmental and health risks?

FBI investigating destruction of GMO plants in sugar beet fields

The FBI is currently investigating a case of sabotage. An individual or group allegedly destroyed thousands of GMO sugar beet plants in a rural area of Oregon.

Scientists investigate ways to slow down the ripening of fruit

Scientists have pinpointed the mechanism which results in fruit ripening. This relates to a plant gene which is activated by the production of the gaseous hormone ethylene.

Gene study aims to improve wine quality

A study of grapevine berries grown in different Italian vineyards has identified the genes that help the plants best against environmental change. This could lead to improved wine production.

Op-Ed: 'Glowing plants' Kickstarter causes controversy

A Kickstarter project that promises donors Arabidopsis seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a debate over the misuse of genetics and the release of GMOs into the environment.

Farmers sue Monsanto over GMO wheat strain found in crops

This week complaints were filed in U.S. Federal Court against Monsanto Co. The plaintiffs allege the bio-tech giant failed to protect the U.S. wheat market from unauthorized wheat it had been testing several years ago.
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