Most of the world’s commercial GM crops are engineered to be pesticide producing or herbicide-tolerant. The environmental effects of these crops are increasingly well documented, especially in North and South America where most GM crops are grown.
Plant traits such as drought tolerance, salt tolerance or nutrient content are controlled by a complex combination of several genes.
Earlier this week the Chinese State Council released a draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically modified (GM) grain seeds. The draft...
Once again it has been proven how risky it is to grow genetically modified (GM) crops. And once again it is an innocent farmer who stands to pay the price.
WA farmer Steve Marsh will soon enter the court-room in a landmark trial that will test farmers’ rights to grow GM-free crops, and ultimately, our right to choose safe and healthy food.
The environmental and food safety of all genetically modified (GM) crops are highly questionable. GM crops with RNA interference (RNAi) constructs pose particular concerns.
Australia is set to be the first country in the world to commercialise genetically modified (GM) wheat.
Cunderdin farmers Ian and Jodi James describe their heartbreak after a severe storm washed GM canola from the neighbour’s property onto theirs late last year.
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