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Genetically Modified Food

State media tries to persuade Chinese public GMO food is safe

China’s state media is working overtime to persuade the public that genetically modified food is safe, apparently softening up the population for a policy switch to allow the sale of such food to ensure its 1.35 billion people have enough to eat.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013, 10:55am 1 comment

Plant scientists question Monsanto's findings about escaped wheat variety

In its first detailed response to the announcement that a genetically modified wheat not approved for use was found growing in an American farmer's field, Monsanto said that it tested 31,200 seed samples in the US states of Oregon, where the wheat was found, and Washington and found no contamination.

9 Jun 2013 - 2:37am

Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2013

Alex Lo's column scolding the millions around the world who marched against Monsanto and its genetically modified crops ("Time to modify our stance on GM food", May 28) misses the point entirely.

3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am 3 comments

Time to modify our stance on GM food

Millions of activists marched around the world over the weekend against seeds giant Monsanto and the genetically modified crops it produces, according to news reports. Millions? Can so many still be so misguided?

28 May 2013 - 1:21am 8 comments

Millions join global rallies against Monsanto's GMO seeds

Hundreds of people held marches on Saturday in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. In Washington, protesters wearing yellow-and-black shirts lay on the pavement in a bee "die-in" outside Monsanto's offices.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

Mapping of genetic codes likely to lead to better varieties of wheat

Once scientists finish precisely mapping all the wheat genomes, higher-yielding varieties that are more resilient to disease and harsh weather conditions are expected to be developed.

3 Apr 2013 - 2:27pm

Fear of GM crops does not stand up to facts

People everywhere are increasingly vulnerable to the use of what Nobel Prize-winning chemist Irving Langmuir dubbed "pathological science" to justify government regulation or other policies.

2 Jan 2013 - 2:52am 5 comments

Parents of children in Hunan GM rice trial were lied to

Parents of children who unwittingly took part in a controversial testing of genetically modified rice on children in Hunan five years ago - which resulted in the sacking of three scientists on Thursday - were only shown the last page of the endorsement paper, state media reported yesterday.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:41am

GM tomatoes could unclog arteries and prevent heart attacks

Tomatoes genetically engineered to unclog arteries and a strain of a bacteria in yogurt designed to lower cholesterol are among a new wave of alternative remedies showing promise in the fight against heart disease.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Golden rice can end world hunger

Rice is a food staple for two billion people worldwide, but it does not contain provitamin A. That is one of the reasons why 250 million children worldwide have a deficit in this vital vitamin.

Vitamin A is not only important for vision, but also for resistance to infectious diseases.

1 Oct 2012 - 6:46pm