Ministers Withhold Support for EU Presidency’s Proposal to Deregulate New GMOs

Europe’s agriculture ministers have challenged the Spanish presidency’s proposal to widely deregulate GMO plants made using new genomic techniques. […]

Bt Cotton’s Failings in India Serve as Caution for Africa

GM Bt cotton is failing in India – and African countries should take note of this when considering whether to introduce it themselves, according to a new scientific paper. […]

Financing Agroecological Transformations for Climate Repair

Governments are called to mobilise finance for the large-scale transitions needed towards climate-friendly food and farming, based on agroecology. […]

Few GMOs Using New Genomic Techniques Actually Reach the Market

Based on the US experience where few GMOs produced from new techniques have been commercialized, it is unlikely that Europe, even if it deregulates such GMOs, will avail itself of new products as promised by their backers. […]

Risks from Plants Produced with New Genomic Techniques More Complex than Anticipated

New genomic techniques (NGT) can cause unintended genetic changes, thereby carrying higher risks than earlier assumed. […]

European Scientists Say Exemption of New GM Plants from Regulation is Unscientific and Unsafe

The proposal to exempt most ‘new’ GM plants from regulation lacks scientific basis and risks citizens’ safety and should be rejected, according to the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility. […]

GE Soil Microbes New Target for Agrichemical Companies

This report explains the potential risks of genetically engineered soil microbes and provides policy recommendations for their oversight as they move from the lab to the field. […]

Traditional Corn in NE Brazil Contaminated by Transgenes

A new study has found that more than a third of over 1,000 traditional corn samples collected in the semiarid region of northeast Brazil are contaminated with transgenes. […]

Diversification in Rice Farming Increases Yields, Biodiversity and Incomes

Agricultural diversification in rice production can enhance rice economy, biodiversity and pest control while maintaining soil fertility, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration and yield. […]

Bt Cotton Yields in Karnataka Stagnate Due to Pest Pressure

This study on Bt cotton farms in Karnataka found that yield sensitivity to pest pressure increased in the second decade of adoption, resulting in losses in some years. […]