Plants from New Genomic Techniques Carry Similar or Higher Risk Than Older GM Varieties

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation has concluded that plants derived from new genomic techniques have a similar or even greater risk potential than plants obtained from older genetic engineering techniques. […]

Genome Editing Not a Solution to Climate Change

This new report shows how genome editing will only entrench the destructive patterns of industrial agriculture, making it a false solution to the climate crisis, and why agroecology is the more sustainable solution for agriculture. […]

Large Unintended Structural Changes Induced by CRISPR-CAS9 at Off-Target Sites in Fish

A study using CRISPR/Cas on zebrafish is the first to detect large unintended structural changes at off-target sites. […]

Genome Editing-Induced DNA Repair May Result in Unintended Outcomes

Genome edited organisms must be strictly regulated to allow for thorough characterisation of the full spectrum of unintended effects associated with the technology. […]

Swiss Lower House Extends Moratorium over GM Plants in Agriculture

The Swiss National Council, which is the lower house of the Swiss Federal Assembly, has extended the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified (including gene-edited) plants in agriculture by another four years until the end of 2025. […]

Bringing Agroecology to Life in Chile

Experiences of applying, replicating, learning, sharing and bringing to life the principles of agroecology in Chile provide important insights for scaling up agroecology. […]

A Critical Control Points Framework to Regulate New Genetic Technologies

A proposed framework that regulates new biotechnologies by using a ‘critical control points’ governance framework to regulate technology consistently with its risk to cause harm. […]

Corn Pests Showing Signs of Resistance to Bt Toxin VIP3Aa

Early warning of field-evolved resistance of the corn earworm and bollworm to Bt toxin VIP3Aa, the only Bt toxin in transgenic corn and cotton that remains effective against some populations of this pest in the U.S. […]

GE Trees a False and Harmful Solution to Climate Change

Genetically engineered trees are not a climate solution. They are a dangerous distraction, and a threat to forests and communities that will worsen the climate crisis rather than fix it. […]

Push-Pull Intercropping System Improves Soil Microbiome and Plant Productivity

This study found that the push-pull system of maize–Desmodium intercropping diversifies fungal microbiomes and favors taxa associated with important ecosystem functions including plant health, productivity and food safety. […]