Biotechnology key to protecting crops from pests, diseases, and climate change, European Commission says — but EU GMO regulation lags – Genetic Literacy Project

New genomic techniques (NGTs) have received the backing of the European Commission in a strategy paper, while NGOs promise an intense campaign against
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/27/biotechnology-key-to-protecting-crops-from-pests-diseases-and-climate-change-european-commission-says-but-eu-gmo-regulation-lags/

Viewpoint: European political opposition to genetically modified crops softens while US anti-glyphosate hysteria rages – Genetic Literacy Project

Unlike America, Europe has traditionally been highly cautious of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – specifically, crops for animal feed and human
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/23/viewpoint-european-political-opposition-to-genetically-modified-crops-softens-while-us-anti-glyphosate-hysteria-rages/

International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin ” America | Genetic Literacy Project

The United States and Europe are home to some of the most influential anti-GMO advocacy groups in the world. They are well funded and committed to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/04/13/top-5-activist-groups-spreading-anti-gmo-myths-in-latin-america/

Gene editing being used to breed hardier fruit varieties

Latin American researchers are using gene editing to breed hardier varieties of staple crops and fruits, according to an Alliance for Science Live.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/03/18/latam-researchers-use-gene-editing-to-breed-hardier-crops/

Podcast: Why no flu season? Cloning endangered species; Free speech vs science on college campuses | Genetic Literacy Project

The world has experienced a shockingly mild 2020-2021 flu season, defying the expectations of many infectious disease researchers. How
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/17/podcast-why-no-flu-season-cloning-endangered-species-free-speech-vs-science-on-college-campuses/

Glyphosate on trial: In an ‘unequal contest’ between science and emotion, can evidence overcome pesticide-cancer fears? | Genetic Literacy Project

Recently, I was asked to speak about the weedkiller glyphosate on Radio Colombia. As is often the case with media appearances, I didn’t know what to expect
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/16/glyphosate-on-trial-in-an-unequal-contest-between-evidence-and-emotion-can-evidence-overcome-pesticide-fears/

GMO salmon two months from introduction: AquaBounty fights anti-biotechnology misinformation as it gears up for April launch of fast-growing, sustainable AquAdvantage salmon | Genetic Literacy Project

AquaBounty’s genetically engineered, fast-growing salmon could be sold at US restaurants and grocery stores as soon as this April. The
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/24/gmo-salmon-two-months-from-introduction-aquabounty-fights-anti-biotechnology-misinformation-as-it-gears-up-for-april-launch-of-fast-growing-sustainable-aquadvantage-salmon/

Podcast: GMO ‘terminator’ seeds debunked; ‘Alternative medicine’ harms women; Cancer-fighting CRISPR beer? | Genetic Literacy Project

nti-GMO advocates have for years warned about the dangers of genetically modified, sterile “terminator” seeds. But there’s a problem: these seeds never
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/25/podcast-gmo-terminator-seeds-debunked-alternative-medicine-harms-women-cancer-fighting-crispr-beer/

Viewpoint: FDA’s burdensome animal gene-editing rules hinder innovation. USDA r takeover could spur progress | Genetic Literacy Project

Over the last two months, USDA made two revolutionary moves regarding the regulation of genetically engineered (GE) animals: to take over the regulation of
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/01/viewpoint-fdas-burdensome-animal-gene-editing-rules-hinder-innovation-usda-takeover-could-spur-progress/