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    Glyphosate, the world’s leading weedkiller

    The herbicide plays a key role in modern farming but the EU is under growing pressure to ban it amid claims it causes cancer. What is glyphosate? Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide (weedkiller), not least because it’s… Read More

  • GM trial shows GM wheat no more pest-resistant than ordinary crops

    A NEW trial has found that a particular strain of GM wheat designed to repel aphids is no more pest resistant than ordinary crops. The two-year, publicly-funded trial, cost nearly £3m to run. Research costs were £730,000, but a further… Read More

  • Tens of thousands march against GMO giant Monsanto

    CONSUMERS STILL say no to GMO as tens of thousands take part in the third annual March Against Monsanto to protest against the American biotechnology giant’s genetically modified crops and pesticides.                  … Read More

  • Few solutions to a world of problems

    FEEDING THE World come 2050 is a tall order, but answers are in short supply. Footprint left a summit with more questions than answers.                    Journalists are sometimes prone to exaggeration, but… Read More

  • Frankenfood debate lurches back into life

    GENETICALLY MODIFIED crops are on the agenda again as supporters raise fears the EU’s hostility could mean missing out on major benefits.                   Genetically modified food is firmly back on the agenda. After… Read More

  • Environment Secretary urges UK to embrace GM

    IN A speech this morning [Thursday 20th June] Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, called for the UK public to back Genetically Modified (GM) crop production, claiming that Europe was falling behind the rest of the world.   Paterson pointed to… Read More

  • Push for GM continues

    THE ENVIRONMENT Secretary, Owen Paterson, used his speech at the Oxford Farming Conference to once-again promote the role of genetically modified (GM) foods.   Paterson, who in December said GM “would be a good thing” highlighted the growing number of… Read More