What is GM of crops, why do we do it, and how is it done?
2018: Discussion paper and companion technical paper exploring the potential uses of gene editing for the primary industries in Aotearoa.
A controversial new apple created by New Zealand scientists has to be seen to be believed – and has to be eaten offshore.
We've been a leader in rural production, but we're no longer the lowest-cost producer we once were.
Groundbreaking New Zealand research shows that methane production from livestock could be dramatically reduced with a new so-called pasture super-grass.
An important milestone has been reached in AgResearch’s development of a new generation grass that could prove a game-changer for agriculture.
Environmentalists should be encouraging NZ’s development of ryegrass with the potential to substantially increase farm production, reduce water demand and decrease methane emissions.
Success for the ‘Arctic apple’ could herald a new wave of lab-grown foods.
Bangladesh has cleared the way for the cultivation of golden rice, with the first plantings 2-3 months away. This is great news. Golden rice is genetically modified to have higher levels of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Bangladesh is a perfect country for use of this crop because of high levels of vitamin A deficiency, and rice is a staple crop.
Although it’s not a popular narrative, genetic engineering can be an important ally in protecting the environment
The "GMO" debate isn't really about GMOs. These crops have become a stand-in for legitimate concerns about our food supply. But shunning GMOs will not solve these issues.
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.
Bt corn protects neighboring peppers and green beans, cuts pesticide use.
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms.
Monsanto is going beyond GMOs and investing in the gene-editing startup Pairwise. The deal could herald the arrival of the first Crispr produce.
This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance are the most substantial innovations in sustainable agriculture in the last three decades.
1994 is generally regarded as the first year of genetically modified crop production, the first being the GM Flavr Savr tomato in the US. The crops that will be planted in 2018 represent the 25th year of GM crop production.
Abstract. The first genetically engineered (GE) food crop (tomato) was introduced in 1995, followed by the successful development and commercial release of maize, soybeans, cotton, canola, potatoes, papaya, alfalfa, squash, and sugar beets with specific new genetic traits.
Top court’s ruling threatens research on gene-edited crops in European Union.