GMO News

United Nations hits the brakes on gene drives

Landmark Convention on Biological Diversity decision calls on governments to conduct strict risk assessments and seek indigenous and local peoples’ consent ahead of potential release of “exterminator” technology. The UN recently made a significant global decision on how to govern a high-risk, new genetic engineering technology—gene drives. “This important decision puts controls on gene drives […]

Read More

Experts agree: New GMOs can be detected

A French scientist and other experts rebut claims that genome-edited products cannot be distinguished from natural products, and thus cannot be detected or regulated GMO proponents lobbying for lax regulation of genetically modified plants and animals produced with “new GM” techniques, including genome editing, argue that living organisms naturally contain many mutations (DNA damage), making […]

Read More

Scientists have “hacked photosynthesis” in search of more productive crops

Photosynthesis, the process through which plants take in carbon dioxide and produce food using energy from the sun, has been working well to support life on Earth for quite some time. The protein Rubisco plays a key function, that scientists from the University of Illinois are focused on repairing. “It has what we like to […]

Read More

Paper claiming “extreme” GMO opponents are ignorant contains many flawed assumptions

A new survey labels GM food opponents ignorant extremists. Claire Robinson asks whether the evidence stands up A new paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour claims that people who are most opposed to genetically modified foods actually know the least. But a closer look by Claire Robinson of GM Watch reveals many flaws […]

Read More

Insects increasingly resistant to GMO Bt corn

Proponents of genetically engineered crops often point to Bt insect resistant corn as a success in reducing pesticide use. That claim is now eroding as the devastating pest, western corn rootworm, is increasingly developing resistance to Bt corn including “pyramided” Bt corn hybrids. This past October, Corteva Agriscience informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that […]

Read More

1 2 3 5