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. […]

Bt Toxins Targeting Fall Armyworm Affect Its Predator

This study provides evidence that the Bt toxins in Bt maize fed to fall armyworm affected its predator, causing histopathological changes in the midgut of the latter which may compromise its fitness. […]

Urgency to Assess and Regulate Gene Drives

The world community must take sufficient time to build a consensus on how to deal with gene drives, and on how to assess the ecological, medical, ethical, cultural, scientific and international legal issues involved. […]

Sustainable Organic Agriculture Reaps Rewards for Farmers in Zambia

Sustainable organic agriculture in Zambia has improved crop resilience to pests and climate impacts as well as the livelihoods, diets and food security of farming households. […]

Regulatory Elements to Phase-out Pesticides Based on Human Rights Obligations

This paper provides an initial set of elements for regulatory processes, based on states’ human rights obligations, to ban Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), phase out other pesticides and transition to agroecology. […]

Patents on New Genetic Engineering Applications in Plants

This report discusses the increasing number of patent applications being filed and granted in Europe on new genetic engineering technologies in plants. […]