The EU Parliament and Council have agreed on new legislation that will allow EU member states to restrict or ban GM crops on their own territory. The move has however been described as failing to provide legal certainty for member states.
This commentary argues that the enforcement of a strict divide between nature and culture or social and ecological systems in Europe's risk assessment of GMOs is counter-productive, for both robust science and considered ethical action.
In an important contribution to the discussion on socio-economic considerations in GMO decision-making, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board has published a report on how to assess the sustainability of herbicide-resistant GM plants.
Genome editing is an advanced GE technology that carries new characteristics and risks which current regulations on GMOs may not cover. A paper on this issue calls for scientific caution and appropriate regulations to govern the technology.
GMO monitoring aims at detecting the occurrence of changes that could lead to adverse effects. This report proposes a framework for monitoring that includes case-specific monitoring and general surveillance.
There are clear indications that the only way to feed the world sustainably by 2050 is to change course from the current destructive industrial model of agriculture to small-scale farming using sustainable practices.
A new study has produced compelling evidence of resistance of fall armyworm in southeastern U.S. to maize genetically modified to kill them, posing a serious threat to the long-term sustainability of the technology.
An analysis report on 17 years of data recorded in the GM Contamination Register concludes that GM contamination can occur independently of commercialisation and that detection regimes are inadequate and methodologies, inconsistent.