GMO crops have been increasing yield for 20 years, with more progress ahead
Recently, Italian researchers published a review of studies concluding planting genetically modified (GM) maize (corn) over the past 20 years has increased the agricultural yield of this popular and important staple food. In this context, it is important to remember one of the most popular myths…
Top 15 advances on GM crops and gene editing in Latin America during 2017
Latin America, already a major producer of GMO crops, took steps to further advance the technology during 2017.
Bacteria invented genetic engineering — we made it controversial
The difference between GMOs and CRISPR: a historical perspective
European Union opinion on gene editing: Insightful or missed opportunity?
Greg Jaffe of the Center for Science in the Public Interest breaks down a European Union legal opinion on the regulation of GMOs.
Biotechnology and biosafety under the Trump administration: The devil will be in the details
The USDA report Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, which highlights the value of biotechnology innovation in US agriculture and recommends streamlining biotechnology regulations, doesn't indicate a major shift from Obama era policies. But how will the Trump administration implement the report's recommendations?
Australia, EU say some plant breeding methods exempt from GMO rules
A European Union legal opinion and Australian regulatory review suggest gene editing and mutagenesis breeding techniques are exempt from burdensome GMO rules.
A peace plan for resolving GMO conflict
Five years after he publicly apologized for his anti-GMO activism, Mark Lynas offers a proposal for a peaceful resolution to the contentious fight over genetic engineering.
Former ag secretary Vilsack on the need for sound science in the Trump era
The Alliance for Science caught up with Tom Vilsack, the longest-serving Secretary of Agriculture in half a century, to discuss a number of topics including the importance of communicating sound science, what he thinks is behind the anti-GMO movement and why the food industry needs more transparency.