Glyphosate Disrupts Gut Bacteria and Causes Liver and Kidney Damage in Rats

A new study confirms that glyphosate and Roundup at regulatory permitted and presumed safe doses inhibit the shikimic acid pathway in gut bacteria of rats, and also cause liver and kidney damage. […]

High Glyphosate Residues on GM Soybean, but Risk Assessment Inadequate

There are far higher concentrations of glyphosate from commercial GM glyphosate-tolerant soybeans in the global food chain, compared to glyphosate-tolerant soybeans from field trials used for safety assessments. […]

EU’s Risk Assessment of Herbicide-Tolerant GE Soybeans Falls Short

Current EU risk assessment practice for food and feed derived from herbicide-tolerant GE plants needs substantial improvement, otherwise health risks will be underestimated. […]

Prime Editing Does Not Solve the Problem of Unintended Effects

A new complex technique called ‘prime editing’ is touted to be far more precise than the CRISPR gene-editing tool, but in all likelihood, the same undesirable off-target and on-target effects will occur. […]

The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa

While policies driven by seed companies undermine climate resilience and food security in Africa, agroecology provides small-scale African farmers a way to reduce costs, increase soil fertility, raise diverse, healthy, and culturally appropriate crops, and adapt to climate change. […]

New Report Reveals Substantial Gaps in European Risk Assessment of GMOs

A report on the risk assessment of GMOs in the EU and Switzerland reveals substantial gaps, concluding that current standards of risk assessment are not sufficient to fulfil the legal requirements of determining the safety of GMOs or the food and feed derived thereof. […]

Upscaling Agroecology to Build Climate Resilience Requires Enabling Policies

Agroecological approaches have proven ability to address specific climate hazards, enhance the resilience of farming systems and improve the flow of a range of ecosystem services. But they will only be widely adopted if actions are taken to level the playing field in respect of enabling policies, the collection of evidence and consumer choice. […]

Serious Lack of Regulatory Oversight Over Releases of Nucleic Acids and Proteins into the Environment

New technologies allow nucleic acids and proteins to be delivered to cells, tissues and organisms in the open environment. However, the current lack of regulatory oversight could lead to either dual use appropriation or unintended harm to human health or the environment. […]

Intensified Agriculture Leads to Yield Reductions but Biodiversity Is Beneficial for Crop Production

There is strong evidence for positive biodiversity–ecosystem service relationships, highlighting that managing landscapes to enhance the richness of service-providing organisms is a promising pathway toward a more sustainable food production globally. […]

Golden Rice is Not a Solution to Vitamin A Deficiency

There are several reasons why Golden Rice is not the answer to Vitamin A deficiency. […]