9. August 2012 23:17
The parliamentary committee on agriculture has strongly criticised the regulatory system on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country, calling it inadequate and ineffective.
Speaking to Down To Earth soon after tabling the report in the Lok Sabha on August 9, chairperson of the 31-mem... [More]
12. October 2011 19:33
In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled. We don’t think that’s right.... [More]
12. August 2011 20:42
Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognár said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, but pollen has not spread from the maize, the ... [More]
10. August 2011 20:04
The development of Bt Brinjal was a case of biopiracy, according to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). According to sources, the NBA has finally concluded its year-long investigation and recommended action against the U.S. agribusiness giant, Monsanto, and its Indian collaborators, who... [More]
5. August 2011 19:14
A genetically modified female beagle named Tegon glows bright fluorescent green under ultraviolet light, according to a paper published in the journal Genesis.
In the scientific record books, Tegon joins a red fluorescent puppy named Ruppy and Mr. Green Genes the cat as all being human-modifi... [More]
5. August 2011 02:08
In December 2010, an international workshop for Islamic scholars was held in Penang, Malaysia on the theme “Agribiotechnology: Shariah Compliance.” The little publicized event was not attended by any of the NGO’s in Malaysia with a background in biotech issues.&nb... [More]
2. August 2011 19:09
We have reported in the past an alarming suicide rate among farmers in India that is connected to the failure of American GMO (genetically modified organism) cotton seeds.
Monsanto, the U.S. company responsible for Agent Orange, a cancer-causing chemical sprayed on the jungles of Vietnam, is... [More]
4. February 2011 22:53
U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) formally reintroduced legislation to the 112th Congress to ban genetically engineered salmon.
The senators included a companion bill that would require labeling the fish as such in the event they are allowed on the shelves.
16. December 2010 05:21
Malaysia is on the brink of field testing GE mosquitoes in a small town in the state of Pahang, a short distance from Kuala Lumpur. Preparations are said to be underway to release the GE mosquitoes, first, in an uninhabited area and subsequently, in an inhabited area. Another pr... [More]
26. October 2010 01:16
Juneau, Alaska, 99801
October 1, 2010
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
We are writing to express our serious opposition to allowing AquaBounty to market... [More]