Biotech soybeans in Romania: Loss of benefits since EU accession

By Graham Brookes, PG Economics Ltd, UK   When Romania joined the European Union (EU) in 2007 and adopted EU policies, its farmers were no longer allowed to use GM herbicide tolerant (to the herbicide glyphosate) soybeans that many had been using since original authorisation in 1999.  Ten years on, …

Canada clears Simplot’s spot-resistant GM potato

By Grainews Staff Originally published March 21, 2016, Grainews online Potatoes modified for reduced bruising and black spots, and for lower levels of a chemical linked to health risks in baked spuds or fries, have picked up federal approvals. The plant science arm of U.S. potato giant J.R. Simplot announced Monday …

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New Research Collection on Innovations in Agriculture and Food[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly] Genetically modified (GM) crops were first commercially available 18 years ago. Over this time, the technology has been applied to 15 different types of food crops (as of 2015). GM crops have been grown in 28 different countries during …

Time for Environmental NGOs to Support Biotech

Cooperation is needed to reduce malnourishment, not protesting[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]Environmental awareness is a growing issue for societies. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference highlighted the importance for national governments to take action on carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to protect our planet, population and environment. Climate changes over the coming …