July 12, 2024

After 4-Year Legal Battle, Monsanto Drops Lawsuit Against Mexico’s GM Corn Ban

In what is being seen as a significant victory for Mexico, Monsanto has withdrawn its legal challenge against a 2020 presidential decree aimed at banning glyphosate and genetically modified (GM) corn for human consumption.
February 9, 2024

Genetically Modified Crops Aren’t a Solution to Climate Change, Despite What the Biotech Industry Says

Biotech firms seem to have succeeded in convincing the European Commission that we need new genetically modified crops to tackle climate change. They argue that by enhancing crops’ resistance to drought or improving their ability to capture carbon, climate change may no longer seem such a daunting challenge. If this seems too good to be true, unfortunately, it is.
February 2, 2024

Environmentalists Up in Arms After European Union Relaxes Rules on Genetically Modified Plants

Lawmakers on the European Parliament’s environment committee have backed a proposal to relax rules on genetically modified plants produced using new genomic techniques, prompting strong criticism from environmental groups.
November 3, 2023

Mexican Scientists Refute United States and Canadian Claims of Genetically Modified Corn’s Safety

Genetically modified corn is not safe for human consumption and threatens biodiversity in Mexico, several scientists said recently. They made their statements as Mexico fights a bitter trade dispute with the United States and Canada over the importation of genetically modified corn.
August 31, 2023

GM Crops Grown On Over Half Of Cropland In United States

About 55 percent of the total harvested cropland in the United States was grown with varieties having at least one genetically modified trait in 2020, according to a recent US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service report.
March 16, 2023

United States To Challenge Mexican Ban On Genetically Modified Corn

The Biden administration says it will take steps toward challenging a ban that Mexico has placed on shipments of genetically modified corn from the United States.
October 26, 2022

Kenyan NGOs Protest Approval Of GM Crops

The Kenyan government’s decision to reverse a ban on the import and cultivation of genetically modified organisms was “hasty,” say activists and agricultural lobby groups, calling for the prohibition to be “reinstated.” [...]
June 30, 2022

The Dark Side Of Genetically Modified Food

The proliferation of genetically modified food promotes food security but concurrently is a national security risk, strips rights from farmers, and lacks essential research and regulation.