New informational materials about the important emerging area of synthetic biology and associated topic of digital sequence information on genetic resources are now available at www.synbiogovernance.org
This study found that using CRISPR-Cas9 to engineer resistance to geminiviruses in cassava resulted in the emergence of a CRISPR-resistant mutant virus, highlighting the potential for CRISPR-systems to trigger the evolution of new viruses.
A report by the Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology shows that the precautionary principle and the precautionary measures to which it gives rise can be justified ethically with respect to regulating new biotechnologies.
Monsanto has indefinitely cancelled its plans to introduce Intacta 2 Xtend, its second generation Bt soybean, in the U.S., most likely due to indications of insect resistance to the Bt proteins in the new product.
FAO calls for transformative changes in how we produce our food, grounded in sustainable agricultural systems capable of producing healthy and nutritious food while simultaneously safeguarding the planet's biodiversity.
Cotton farmers across Texas are expected to face a growing bollworm problem this season with up to 40% crop losses reported last year due to increasing resistance of the bollworm to Bt cotton and Bt corn being grown in the southern states of the US.
This publication discusses the principles of agroecology under four dimensions of sustainability - environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political - to strengthen the narrative and advocacy on agroecology.