News archive results 1-20 of 407 in GM crops
A high-ranking civil servant says Kenya's ban on importing genetically modified organisms is unscientific, lacks legal status — and is ineffective.
NEWS | 16 May 2013 | EN
Research into transport mechanisms in plants is leading to innovations for improving crop yields, which are starting to trickle down to farmers.
Changing its regulation of GM crops, Argentina seeks to diversify and expand the farmers' access to these products.
NEWS | 24 April 2013 | ES
India hopes to boost biotech research in health, nutrition and agriculture through official awards.
NEWS | 10 April 2013 | EN
Bt cotton engineered to reduce caterpillar infestation causes an increase in non-target pests such as aphids, research finds.
Twenty developing countries are among the 28 that produced 170.3 million hectares of genetically modified crops in 2012, says a report.
NEWS | 15 March 2013 | ES
A permission to the company Monsanto to multiply seeds of GM corn in Costa Rica was suspended after a citizens petition for judicial review.
NEWS | 4 March 2013 | ES
More than 140 nations have agreed the first global, legally-binding treaty to prevent man-made emissions of mercury into the environment.
Chinese researchers who fed GM rice to children in an unapproved trial have been fired, and a US university is investigating the study.
In the aftermath of Kenya's banning of genetically modified organisms, some scientists say the directive threatens national food security.
NEWS | 30 November 2012 | EN
Researchers and farmers have warned that a ban on GM crops in Bolivia may affect food security and the advancement of R&D in agri-biotech.
NEWS | 29 November 2012 | ES
Fears in Africa surrounding agri-biotech, resulting in its underutilisation, can be tackled by building trust and openness, says a study.
NEWS | 29 November 2012 | EN
A review of agroforestry for food crops finds the benefits for raising soil quality and food yields to be substantial and well documented.
NEWS | 20 November 2012 | EN
A year after Peru approved a moratorium law on GM, regulations defining the framework for research in this area have not been passed yet.
NEWS | 9 November 2012 | ES
Poor communications, an unregulated market, and weak farmers-researchers links are damaging uptake of pest-resistant rice, says a top scientist.
Paraguay must be alert to the potential effects of GM in health, keep a registry of tumours and track food security, according to a WHO agency.
NEWS | 2 November 2012 | ES
The Convention on Biological Diversity meeting also urged caution in fields such as synthetic biology.
An expert panel, appointed by the Supreme Court of India, has recommended a ten-year moratorium on all Bt food crop trials.
NEWS | 22 October 2012 | EN
The transfer of a new virus-resistant cassava strain from Swiss to African labs could transform agriculture in cassava-dependent regions.
NEWS | 18 October 2012 | EN
Researchers have devised a non-GM method for hybridising wild and cultivated cassava species, to create improved varieties.