Latest Genetically modified food controversies Stories
One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops – will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April).
Genetically modified (GM) crops have been a source of great controversy—particularly in Europe—but acts of vandalism and associated security costs have made scientific evidence about the health and ecological impacts of those crops hard to come by.
Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer.
Modern science is no match for Mother Nature when it comes to agriculture, a new research paper has revealed.
The potential dangers of Genetically Modified Foods have been well documented in recent years.
The biotech industry boosted farming across the globe to the tune of almost $65 billion during the period 1996 to 2009, according to the latest analysis published in the International Journal of Biotechnology.
The worldâ€™s largest chemical company, BASF, was criticized recently after it told Brussels investigators that a â€œhuman errorâ€ was made after seeds from a new strain of genetically modified potato were found in a Swedish field.
In a somewhat controversial statement made on Wednesday, The Royal Society said that world must utilize genetically modified crops in order to feed a rapidly growing global population and reduce the environmental damage of large-scale farming.
A newspaper reported Monday that genetically modified crops are being grown in Britain for the first time since a year ago when controversial trials were resumed without alerting the public.
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