GMO News

Does Kenya Need GMO Cassava? Ask the World Food Prize-winner Who Saved Africa’s Cassava

Dr. Hans Herren had a lot to say about Kenya’s recent announcement to allow trials of genetically modified cassava. Dr. Herren had received the World Food Prize in 1995 for successfully stopping a mealybug infestation threatening cassava crops. The mealybug is an invasive species brought in from the Americas. After scouring Mexico and South and […]

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Swiss council aims to extend GMO ban to 2025

Switzerland’s Federal Council proposed continuing its moratorium on GMOs until the end of 2025. An open consultation period will close in February 2021. The moratorium was begun through a popular 2005 initiative to prohibit the use of GMOs in Swiss agriculture, lasting four years; that regulation has been extended three times. Farmers and consumers seem […]

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Gene-edited alfalfa claims to be non-GMO

S&W Seed Company has teamed with biotech company Calyxt (Minnesota) to use TALEN gene editing technology to create an alfalfa plant with improved digestibility—a trait attractive to beef and dairy producers. S&W breeder David Mickelson calls the technology “precision breeding,” claiming the approach produces non-GMO varieties because it doesn’t involve insertion of foreign DNA but […]

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GMO pink pineapple launched, at $49 each, won’t be labeled GM

Del Monte’s genetically modified Pinkglow Pineapple is being touted as “Jewel of the Jungle,” exotic not only for its color but also for its sweeter, juicier taste. But GMO Free USA says it’s “Not wanted. Not needed. Not proven safe.” Approved in 2016 by the FDA, the pineapple has been genetically engineered to produce lower […]

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Organic & Non-GMO Report editor featured on Acres USA podcast

Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report, was recently featured on “Tractor Time,” an Acres USA podcast. Roseboro spoke about genetically engineered crops and foods and the fast-growing markets for organic and non-GMO foods. Roseboro’s interview was also featured in the November issue of Acres USA magazine. To hear the podcast, visit: […]

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