The Bustamante Affaire reaches Nature magazine

Peruvian Biologist's Defamation Conviction Overturned- Lucas Laursen, Nature, January 12, 2011A defamation case that hinges on a dispute over the presence of genetic modification in Peruvian maize crops, and that has attracted international attention, has moved back to square one…

Science lives on in Peru: vindication of Ernesto Bustamante in Peru celebrated with the 2001st blog posting at GMO Pundit

Here at GMO Pundit we are taking the opportunity celebrate 2000 blog posts with the fantastic news that a legal victory has been obtained in Peru that is also a victory for those who value their own personal freedom to…

Major suspects for bee colony collapse disorder –namely insect viruses– are widespread among pollinating insects in general

GMOs have been blamed by anti-GM activists for bee colony collapse disorder. But there are other likely explanations for bee colony losses -- including viruses that affect insects, and which spread in pollen. Consider this news on the topic:Public release…

Production-chain management is key issue in GM crop escapes

Sloppy seed-sorting main culprit in GM crop escapes(Press release about a free access PLoS ONE article linked below)María Elena Hurtado17 December 2010 IMAGE: Honey bees transmit GM pollen to non-GM fields, but human error plays a bigger role in GM…

Growing of transgenic crops can contribute in all three traditional pillars of sustainability — economic, environmental and social.

Review article The role of transgenic crops in sustainable development Julian Raymond Park, Ian McFarlane, Richard Hartley Phipps and Graziano Ceddia School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AR, UK Summary The concept of sustainable development…

Malaysian GM mozzie makes matters better

Sunday November 14, 2010Genetically-modified mozzie test shows promiseBy TAN SHIOW CHINstarhealth@thestar.com.myPETALING JAYA: The first-ever release of genetically-modified (GM) male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into the wild in the Cayman Islands has shown promising results.Researchers from the country's Mosquito and Research Control…

A sustainability gap needing to be filled by farm innovation

Global Harvest Initiative GAP report 2010A new report has come out which explains why agricultural innovation is important for conserving resources and benefiting the global environment.It does this by showing that we need improvements in what economists call total factor…

Biodiversity world tour event at Nagoya Japan –save forest for nature by working from the ground up not top-down

GMO Pundit participated in a session running in parallel with the conference of parties (COP) biodiversity discussions that occurred last week in Nagoya, Japan. He had an opportunity to frame some points to make to the delegates who are interested…

Soybean Association and 54 other organisations withdraw from biased Sustainable Standard Development Process

ASA Withdraws From Leonardo Academy's Sustainable Ag Standard Development ProcessPress Release -- ST. LOUIS, MO -- October 19, 2010 -- The American Soybean Association (ASA) today announced that it is withdrawing from the Leonardo Academy’s initiative to develop a sustainable…

EU World’s Biggest Net Importer of Agricultural Produce While Neglecting Critical Investment in Agricultural Research

The EU Ranks as the World's Biggest Net Importer of Agricultural Produce While Neglecting Critical Investment in Agricultural ResearchPress ReleaseBERLIN, October 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --- International Competition for Agricultural Production Land is Rising DramaticallyThe food situation in poor countries continues…

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