Biotech News

Jun 28, 2017
GMO Cultivation Bans in Local Hands is Wrong, but That’s How It’s Done

Genetic engineering has the ability to produce so many positive attributes for society, so why would anyone ban their use, particularly in small areas like indi­vidual counties and cities? The single word answer is politics.

Jun 16, 2017
Spies In The Field: As Farming Goes High-Tech, Espionage Threat Grows

The theft of agricultural trade secrets is a growing problem, according to the FBI.

Jun 12, 2017
Brazil approves world's first commercial GM sugarcane: developer CTC

Brazil has approved commercial use of a genetically modified sugarcane, setting a milestone for the country's highly competitive sugar industry.

Jun 7, 2017
Verify: Are GMOs foods safe?

GMO in your food is hugely controversial with Americans.

Jun 5, 2017
U.S. Testing Begins on Genetically Modified Ryegrass Developed in New Zealand

Genetically modified ryegrass developed to reduce methane emissions and nitrate discharges by livestock is being tested in the United States, reports NZ Farmer.

Jun 5, 2017
U.S.: Arctic Apple set for commercial launch following successful trials

The company behind the non-browning Arctic Apple is gearing up for its commercial launch with U.S. retailers this fall, following the recent completion of successful market testing.

May 25, 2017
UK approves field trial of GM potatoes resistant to blight and nematode

The field trials are part of TSL’s Potato Partnership Project to develop a Maris Piper potato that is blight and nematode resistant, bruises less and produces less acrylamide when cooked at high temperatures.

May 25, 2017
Researchers able to reverse resistance of pink bollworm to Bt cotton

Collaborative effort by researchers in China and the University of Arizona find unique method to reverse resistance of pink bollworm to Bt cotton. Implications exist for transgenic corn and soybeans as well.

May 1, 2017
Advancements in agriculture, good for people and the planet

Now more than ever we need to embrace the power of science to help us battle the challenges related to climate change.

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.