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GM scaremongering in Africa is disarming the fight against poverty

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Biotechnology offers an opportunity to boost the security of staple crops in sub-Saharan Africa. We ignore this at our peril . . . → Read More: GM scaremongering in Africa is disarming the fight against poverty

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GM contamination rules should be relaxed, says biotechnology scientist

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Australia’s organic regulators have zero GM tolerance, but expert says organic, conventional and GM crops ‘can co-exist’

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Feeding Africa: why biotechnology sceptics are wrong to dismiss GM

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Calestous Juma argues that advocacy groups are clinging to ideology and ignoring the potential of genetically modified crops . . . → Read More: Feeding Africa: why biotechnology sceptics are wrong to dismiss GM

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Owen Paterson: Embrace GM or risk becoming ‘museum of world farming’

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Biotech revolution will bypass Europe if farmers shut doors to GM crops, environment secretary tells conference . . . → Read More: Owen Paterson: Embrace GM or risk becoming ‘museum of world farming’

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McDonald’s GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

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Plenty of GMO food probably already makes it on to your plate, and the scientific consensus is that it’s safe to eat. So why are activists so opposed to genetically modified potatoes? . . . → Read More: McDonald’s GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

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Canada approves production of GM salmon eggs on commercial scale

• US biotechnology firm AquaBounty given green light 
• FDA expected to follow with decision on sale of GM salmon . . . → Read More: Canada approves production of GM salmon eggs on commercial scale

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Zac Goldsmith attacks Owen Paterson for calling anti-GM campaigners wicked

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Tory MP provokes row within party after saying environment secretary’s views on genetically modified food are staggering . . . → Read More: Zac Goldsmith attacks Owen Paterson for calling anti-GM campaigners wicked

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US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

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Company cries foul over appearance of genetically modified wheat but scientist who found it doubts claim of sabotage . . . → Read More: US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

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Food security: will a mix of policy, investment and biotech feed the world?

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Agricultural policy and research investment may not be sexy, but they could be key to feeding the growing population

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Scientists Eye Windows of Opportunity for Adapting Food Crops to Climate Change

Copenhagen, Denmark – Responding to appeals from African leaders for new tools to deal with the effects of climate change on food production, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a series of studies focused on “climate proofing” crops critical to food security in the developing world. The studies constitute various chapters in a new book titled “Crop Adaptation to Climate Change” from John Wiley & Sons, which was developed by an international team of the world’s leading climate and agricultural researchers.

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