GE Alfalfa Found Growing Wild in West USA

A USDA study confirms that GE alfalfa has dispersed beyond cultivated fields in alfalfa-growing parts of western USA, calling into question its “coexistence” policy between GE and non-GE crops. […]

Are GM Crops and Foods Well Regulated

Canada has approved the commercialisation of GMOs for 20 years now. This report examines and critiques Canada’s biosafety regulatory system. […]

Systems Biology Study Finds GMOs not “substantially equivalent”

A novel systems biology study shows that GM soy is not “substantially equivalent” to conventional soy, and that the US FDA’s regulatory standard of “substantial equivalence” to assess the safety of GM foods is “outdated and unscientific”. […]

US Citizens Write Open Letter Warning on GM Crops

An open letter from individuals and organizations representing 57 million Americans warns of the risks of GM crops, drawing from the two decades of experience in the US. […]

Weak Oversight of GM Field Trials in the U.S.

An investigation into GM field trials in the U.S. reveals the vast extent of outdoor experimentation and a troubling trend of violations, mistakes and risks of contamination which has received inadequate attention from the regulatory authorities. […]

USDA Review of GE Crops Finds Concerns Amid Benefits

The USDA has released its latest review of the first generation of genetically engineered crops in the U.S., finding both benefits and problems for farmers. […]

GE and the Big Challenges for Agriculture – Lessons from the US

This TWN Biosafety Briefing evaluates the impact of genetic engineering in the US on three important challenges to agriculture: increasing food productivity, increasing nitrogen use efficiency, and increasing drought tolerance. […]

US Regulation of GM Crops Severely Criticized

The USDA will produce an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for GE crops resistant to the herbicides 2,4-D or dicamba. Critics maintain that even with the EIS, the USDA’s regulation of GE crops is extremely weak. […]

Peru Approves Moratorium on GM Crops

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and Congress have heared the cries of Peruvian farmers and have banned GMOs for ten years. […]

Under Industry Pressure, USDA Works to Speed Approval of Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Crops

Collabation between regulators and biotech firms could eliminate a critical level of oversight for the production of GE crops. […]