EU Needs More Robust Regulatory Assessments in Place for Gene Drives

A study finds that the EU’s current GMO regulatory provisions are insufficient to cover the potential environmental, human and animal health risks of releases of gene drive organisms into the environment and calls for more robust assessments to be developed. […]

Why Gene-Edited Organisms Must Undergo Mandatory Risk Assessment and Ethical Oversight

This overview outlines the possible impacts that genome editing can have and calls for all organisms derived from all applications of SDN-1 and SDN-2 to undergo mandatory risk assessment along with social and ethical oversight. […]

Long-Term Study Shows that India’s Bt Cotton Losing the Fight Against Pests

Bt cotton in India has been found to be no match for insect pests, and in fact farmers now spend more on pesticides today than before the introduction of Bt cotton. […]

Agroecology: A Fundamental Pathway for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

Food sovereignty and agroecology offer powerful alternatives to the unequal and gendered power relations in rural and urban communities, and are themselves tools and pathways to overcoming the oppressive structures in which women are embedded. […]

Gene Editing More Error-Prone than Thought, but Errors Rarely Detected

Research has found that the standard gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, frequently produces a type of DNA mutation that ordinary genetic analysis misses, suggesting that gene-editing is more error-prone than previously thought. […]

Agroecology Can Build Resilience Against COVID-19 and Future Crises

By ramping up investment for agroecology now; we can feed the world and strengthen our resilience against the COVID-19 crisis — and the ones yet to come. […]

Need for ‘Cut-Off Criteria’ to Prevent the Uncontrolled Spread of Gene Drive Organisms

To control the risks of gene drives, ‘cut-off criteria’ need to be defined to prevent the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered gene drive organisms. […]

Reanalysis of Carcinogenicity Data Shows Glyphosate Can Cause Cancer in Experimental Animals

A review and reanalysis of 13 animal carcinogenicity studies shows that exposure of rats and mice to glyphosate caused a variety of tumours that differed by sex, species, strain and length of exposure. […]

COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems – Symptoms, Causes, and Potential Solutions

While COVID-19 has exposed critical weaknesses and inequalities in our health and food systems, the crisis has given a glimpse of new, more resilient ways of feeding communities. […]

Will Farmers in the Philippines Plant Golden Rice?

A study examined whether commercial farmers would plant Golden Rice in the Philippines and found that they were unlikely to, unless offered specific inducements to do so. […]