Potential Negative Impacts of Genome-Edited Plants on Ecosystems

This scientific publication explains the possible unintended effects that the release of a genome-edited plant can have on ecosystems, and the risk assessment challenges. […]

Herbicide Selection Increases Antibiotic Resistance in Soil Microbial Communities

The application of three herbicides widely used with GM crops—glyphosate, glufosinate, and dicamba—has been found to increase the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in soil microbiomes, potentially contributing to the global antimicrobial resistance problem in agricultural environments. […]

Bt Crops May Speed Up Spread of Pests

Recent research in China and Brazil shows that the cultivation of GE Bt crops can speed up the spread of the cotton bollworm and white fly pests, respectively. […]

Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Transgenes in Wild Cotton

Transgenes in wild cotton can affect its physiological, metabolic, and ecological processes, demonstrating the need for monitoring of transgene frequency in wild populations and associated ecological consequences, so as to protect the primary genetic pool. […]

GM Crops Unlikely to Ever Meet the Requirements of Sustainable Agriculture

Despite the promises, GM crops, including the new gene-edited crops, are unlikely to ever meet the agronomic, social and environmental requirements of sustainable agriculture. […]

Glyphosate-resistant Weed from the US Invades Japan through GM Grain Imports

A glyphosate-resistant weed has naturalized in Japan less than 10 years after it was first discovered in the US, the largest exporter of GM glyphosate-resistant grain to Japan, providing evidence that GM crop imports can be a pathway for spread of problematic weed species. […]

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. […]

Gene Drive Organisms: Implications for the Environment and Nature Conservation

A report endorsed by eight European environmental agencies has been published on the implications on the environment and nature conservation of gene drive organisms. […]

Serious Threats Posed by Gene Drives for Conservation

Gene drives proposed for conservation purposes pose serious threats because their implementation could have far-reaching unintended consequences and could trigger irremediable modification of the natural environment. […]

Ecological Risks of Releasing GE Wild Mice into Natural Habitats

The proposed use of genome editing and gene drives to genetically engineer wild populations would spread introduced genes throughout surrounding populations. This article discusses the ecological risks of releasing genome edited wild mice into the environment. […]