New research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates.
A peer-reviewed analysis comparing GMO and natural Bt proteins has found clear differences between the two, and that the process of inserting Bt toxins into crops causes them to be more toxic and active against many more species.
This paper argues that benefits to people and the planet can only be realised if the dynamic management of agricultural biodiversity within productive agroecosystems, and the resultant food provision, is developed within the framework of food sovereignty.
In an unprecedented move, DuPont Pioneer has changed its marketing language to state that Cry1F, the Herculex I Bt trait, no longer protects corn against the western bean cutworm. Dow AgroSciences is following suit.
A groundbreaking study shows that soils on organic farms store away appreciably larger amounts of carbon and for longer periods than conventional farm soils by building soil organic matter more effectively.
This journal article argues for a process of precautionary and prior societal assessment to be established as the norm for all major new GM technologies, as they have the potential to substantially impact human life and life on Earth.
The Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) 2017 was held recently in Brussels. The thematic session on ‘Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems’ called for a paradigm shift in agriculture towards agroecology.
Sequence information is a topic that governments cannot afford to ignore at the 7th meeting of the Governing Body (GB) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) in November 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility asserts that all products of new GM techniques are GMOs and should be regulated strictly, and new, technique-specific regulations may be necessary.
The Sustainability Council of New Zealand highlights important elements in the country's biosafety law for good governance of GMOs, gene editing and synthetic biology,stressing the importance of strengthening national and international biosafety regimes.