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At a regional forum held earlier this month, experts, academics, and representatives of Latin American and Caribbean governments said a paradigm shift is needed regarding how food is produced, consumed and marketed in the region. The Regional Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Eating in...
The Soil Association, a non-governmental organization in the U.K., has published a new report entitled "Land of the GM-Free? How the American public are starting to turn against GM food". The report claims that the biotechnology industry "has managed to keep U.S. consumers in the dark"...
A new report from Oxfam, “Smallholders at Risk,” argues that large scale agricultural deals funded by United States-based companies in Paraguay, Guatemala and Colombia are undermining local food security and displacing smallholder farmers. The report shows how companies and investors including Cargill,...
This press release reports that an independent U.S. laboratory has found genetically modified (GM) content in 80 percent of corn and soy samples from food aid provided by the UN World Food Program (WFP) to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, and from commercial imports to Costa Rica and...
A tomato variety that contains three times the amount of lycopene (an antioxidant that may lower the risk of breast and prostate cancers) is the most valued development in food biotechnology in 2002. A Roper survey, commissioned by the Council for Biotechnology Information, asked each survey respondent...
Seven non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the U.S. and other countries have written an open letter to the U.S. branch of Oxfam asking it to "retract its stance on biotechnology and join the global farmer, environmental, and justice movements united around the world calling for an end to corporate...
A tomato variety that contains three times the amount of lycopene (an antioxidant that may lower the risk of breast and prostate cancers) is the most valued development in food biotechnology in 2002. A Roper survey, commissioned by the Council for Biotechnology Information, asked each survey respondent...
Soybean farmers in the United States, along with their counterparts in South America, are presenting a united front in supporting biotechnology in the European Union (EU), despite being competitors in global soy trade. These farmers, who produce 90 percent of the world’s soybean exports, in meetings...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is awarding 29 grants, totaling US$46 million, for the development and sharing of science-based tools to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry. Specialty crops are defined in U.S. law as “fruits and...
Palmer amaranth is a relentless weed that is devastating cotton fields in the Southern United States and is poised to wreak havoc in the Midwest. It is the most notorious of a growing number of weeds that are immune to glyphosate, an herbicide marketed by Monsanto as Roundup. Scott Harper, a soybean...