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. […]

New GM Plants Must be Subject to Case-specific Premarket Risk Assessment

The products of new GMO techniques, including genome editing, cannot be assumed to be safe but must be subjected to a pre-market risk assessment tailored to the specific GMO in question. […]

Glyphosate and Bt Proteins Toxic to Stingless Bees

A study has found that two Bt proteins and the herbicide glyphosate are highly toxic to the stingless bee, causing lethal or sublethal effects which can severely impair colony growth and viability, and reduce pollination ability. […]

The Impact of Glyphosate on Soil Health

This report reviews studies of the impact of glyphosate to soil health and finds evidence of harm to soil fauna such as microbes, fungi and earthworms, along with risks of pollution of water bodies. […]

Glyphosate Shown to Increase Honeybee Susceptibility to Infections

A new study has shown that glyphosate, widely used with GM herbicide-resistant crops, damages the good bacteria in honeybee guts, making them more prone to deadly infections. […]

Glyphosate-Resistant Plants Show High Potential for Environmental Spread

Research has revealed that where there is gene flow from GE glyphosate-resistant plants into natural populations, the offspring may have increased fitness to spread into the environment. […]

Extensive Phenotypic Differences Between GE and Non-GE Cultivated Plants

A meta-analysis of genetic data on wild, GMO and non-GMO cultivated varieties of rice, canola, maize, sunflower, and pumpkin found significant and unintended phenotypic effects, suggesting consequences of genetic modification beyond the target trait(s). […]