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Feeding the World

Topic | 5 June, 2008 at 11:52

Most hungry people live in countries that have food surpluses rather than deficits. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are already producing one and a half times the amount of food needed to provide everyone in the...

Biohazard - Stopping GE wheat

Feature story | 5 June, 2003 at 0:00

Activists have quarantined a government-run farm in Canada to expose the risks of Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat. The approval of GE wheat would not only a potential environmental disaster but will clearly be a commercial disaster for...

'Golden' rice is a technical failure standing in way of real solutions for vitamin A...

Press release | 17 March, 2005 at 0:00

Five years after the hype on the so called 'Golden' rice started, Greenpeace claims that this project is a technical failure, not suited to overcome malnutrition and worse, is drawing funding and attention away from the real solutions to combat...


Background | 30 September, 2004 at 10:56

Wheat forms an important part of many people's diet in both the developed and developing world. It is not as high a value crop as soya or maize and is technically difficult to genetically engineer, so has only more recently become a focus for the...

GE Staple Crops

Background | 16 June, 2005 at 17:38

Monsanto and other GE companies, such as Syngenta and Bayer, are creating crops that not do not - as they would have us believe - improve on nature. GE is a largely untested technology that breaks natural barriers by mixing genes across species -...

Renewed 'Golden' rice hype is propaganda for genetic engineering industry

Press release | 21 March, 2005 at 0:00

The first steps in reboosting the 'Golden' rice hype were taken when Ingo Potrykus, the inventor of the genetically engineered (GE) rice, suggested last Friday in a public presentation (1) that the new generation of 'Golden' rice can contain an...

European Patent Office forced to reconsider DuPont patent on maize

Press release | 12 February, 2003 at 0:00


Genetically Engineered Food Snubbed by Consumers in China

Press release | 17 January, 2003 at 0:00

Golden Illusion

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 17:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

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