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. […]

GM Bt crops losing effectiveness as insect resistance to Bt toxins increases

GM Bt crops are losing their effectiveness as pest resistance to the Bt toxin insecticides has increased. […]

Agricultural Biodiversity Indispensable for a Just Agroecological Transition

This briefing highlights the pivotal role of agricultural biodiversity as integral to agroecology and just transitions in food and agricultural systems. […]

GM Fall Armyworm to the Rescue of GM Corn?

Since 2021, GM fall armyworm larvae have been released in field trials, in Bt corn fields in Brazil. This strategy attempts to overcome the development of insect resistance to Bt toxins. […]

Benefits of Community-Based Natural Farming Surpass that of Conventional Systems

True cost accounting study of the Andhra Pradesh Community-Managed Natural Farming system finds that it led to greater economic, environmental, social and health benefits than conventional systems. […]

Undue Influence of Industry over Scientific Literature Used by Experts

A report published by the Scientific Council of the French National Agency that deals with GMO and pesticide authorizations describes the mechanisms used by industry to ensure that the opinions published are not (too) negative. […]

Hungary Stands Firm on GM-free Agriculture

Hungary maintains its stand for GMO-free agriculture in the country, against the backdrop of proposed new regulations in the European Union on new genomic techniques. […]

Push-Pull System Sustains Pest Control and Increases Maize Yields Over Time

This study in Kenya finds that the “push-pull” system increases yields and is resilient against pest adaptation over time. […]

Study finds CRISPR causes ‘catastrophic’ DNA damage in plants

For the first time, CRISPR genome editing techniques have been found to induce ‘catastrophic’ DNA damage, including whole chromosomal loss and other unintended changes, in tomatoes. […]