GM Canola Persists 20 years after Field Trials Ended in Tasmania

A timeline of yearly audits conducted by the Tasmanian government reveals that despite ending field trials of GM canola two decades ago, it has persisted in the environment, with some trial sites still reporting the presence of volunteer canola plants. […]

‘Explosion’ Of Risky Coronavirus Research Raises Concerns over Lab Biosafety

An accident involving a genetically altered version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus highlights the risks of coronavirus research and the need for better oversight and transparency of lab research involving dangerous pathogens. […]

Antibiotic-resistant Genes in GM Crops Persist in Wastewater 

Antibiotic-resistant genes that have been inserted into GM crops, which are then consumed as food, are more persistent than previously thought; they are able to withstand wastewater treatment and are taken up by bacteria in the sludge. […]

Fate of GM food-derived DNA in the Human Body

DNA derived from GM food in the human body can be found in the blood and tissues of humans and animals, and plant-food-miRNAs can survive digestion, enter the body and affect gene expression patterns in different organs. […]

Genetic Engineering Technique Causes Unexpected Genome Damage

A new study shows that the GM transformation process in plants is extraordinarily damaging at a genetic and epigenetic level. […]

Revisiting the Issue of Transgene Flow into Landraces of Maize in Mexico

Two recently published papers have revisited the issue of transgene flow into landraces of maize in Mexico. […]

New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

New research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. […]

Review of 750 Studies Spotlights Hazards and Uncertainties of GM Crops

This bibliographic review of 750 scientific publications focuses on the hazards and uncertainties of GM crops, highlighting that there is no consensus in the scientific community about genetic engineering and its impacts. […]

Promoter Used In GM Crops Works In Salmon Over Time

A new study has confirmed for the first time in a vertebrate that the S35 CaMV promoter, used in most GM crops, is able to drive expression of a transgene for at least 1.5 years in salmon. […]

Escape of genetically engineered organisms and unintentional transboundary movements: Overview of recent and upcoming cases and the new risks from SynBio organisms

This report gives an overview of cases of uncontrolled spread and/or gene flow from genetically engineered organisms that can enable them to become established, persist and propagate in the environment, independently of their intended usage. […]