A new report provides an analysis of the changes made to Mozambique’s biosafety legislation which has consequently allowed field trials of drought-tolerant GM maize to take place, and cites concerns over biosafety and farmers' rights.
This paper discusses the ecological and ethical implications of using CRISPR‐based gene drive to control crop pests, given the risks of long-term effects and uncertain regulation over this new technology.
New research provides the first empirical evidence linking glyphosate application and reductions in the populations of monarch butterflies in Illinois, USA, during the period 1994-2003, the initial phase of large-scale GM herbicide-resistant crops.
A new report analyzes peer-reviewed science on the efficacy of neonicotinoid corn seed coatings and finds them unnecessary, ineffective and harmful to the environment. It recommends that this practice be replaced by agroecological methods for pest control
The European Parliament has passed resolutions objecting to the import of GM herbicide-resistant maize and cotton, citing concerns over harmful herbicide residues and calling for an overhaul of the EU GMO authorisation procedure.