Africa stirs
London (13.12.16) – Notwithstanding the reported problems with GM-cotton in ..[Read Full Story]..

In the eastern hemisphere
London (13.12.16) – The Indian government, in their response to a petition in the ..[Read Full Story]..

Brexit + 135 days: reflections on plant breeding in the UK
London (04.11.16) – It is now more than four months since the great day when ..[Read Full Story]..

The UK public and GM foods
London (21.11.16) – Many people, CropGen included, have for long had ..[Read Full Story]..

Transgenic seeds market

London (21.11.16) – A report just released forecasts that, perceived ..[Read Full Story]..

Regulation: apples and salmon
Following a request to do so (1), the U.S. Department of Agriculture has ..[Read Full Story]..

The safety of GM-crops
London (04.10.16) – An extensive review from the The National Academies of ..[Read Full Story]..

GM consequences
London (04.11.16) – A recently published farm-level study has looked at the ..[Read Full Story]..

The latest on GM from UK food retailers – and elsewhere
London (04.11.16) – A newspaper article just a few days ago (1) reported that ..[Read Full Story]..

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An archive of GM is now open for visitors at the Science Museum’s site at Wroughton in Wiltshire. Details may be found here: ..[Read Full Story]..