The Scottish government’s GM-ban: scientists respond
London (19.8.15) – Following the annoucnement by the Scottish governmet last ..[Read Full Story]..

Scotland the Brave
London (13.8.15) – One is sorely tempted to philosophise on the variety of ..[Read Full Story]..

Stirring the pot? Ruffling the feathers?
London (13.8.15) – A number of seed-producing companies, including ..[Read Full Story]..

A bad proposal from the European Commission
London (13.8.15) – Following the EU decision in effect to allow Member ...[Read Full Story]..

Anti-GM morality
A 2012 article (2) in the nutrition literature might have been the most momentous ...[Read Full Story]..

Modifying crops: six techniques presently in use
London (11.8.15) – Biology Fortified plays a valuable role in exploring and ...[Read Full Story]...

mega-3 fish oils
London (16.7.15) – It is widely recognised that omega-3 oils containing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are of benefit ...[Read Full Story]..

A good reason for GM-labelling?

London (16.7.15) – Proponents from both the scientific and political ...[Read Full Story]..

Welcome progress
London (16.8.15) – After years of official and unofficial wrangling over.[Read Full Story]..

English agriculturalists speak out
London (16.7.15) – The commercial introduction of genetically modified crops...[Read Full Story]..


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