A review of scientific literature on the environmental risks of GM plants has found evidence of adverse impacts on the environment such as the emergence of herbicide and insecticide tolerance, and disturbed biodiversity.
A new report highlights that so-called new breeding techniques, in general, involve many of the same processes used to produce first generation GMOs, with similar risks and have also introduced additional risks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General has released a report recommending that before approving pesticides, the agency should first assess the enhanced toxicity caused by interactions of pesticide mixtures.
A new report provides an analysis of the changes made to Mozambique’s biosafety legislation which has consequently allowed field trials of drought-tolerant GM maize to take place, and cites concerns over biosafety and farmers' rights.
This paper discusses the ecological and ethical implications of using CRISPR‐based gene drive to control crop pests, given the risks of long-term effects and uncertain regulation over this new technology.