posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology.
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to review the first lower-cost versions of biotech drugs, expensive medications which have never before faced generic competition.
The guidelines issued by the FDA on Thursday...
posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Scientists say they're close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world's food supply.
posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has raised...
posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government's deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup.
posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods.
posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent assurances the federal...
posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department is allowing widespread planting of genetically modified alfalfa, attempting to bring to a close a lengthy legal and regulatory process in which organic producers attempted to curtail the use of the...
posted on January 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM
Since their introduction, genetically engineered, plants and animals have been praised and vilified.
posted on January 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican cardinal backed off the Holy See's perceived approval of biotech crops Tuesday, saying farmers in the developing world shouldn't be dependent on foreign multinationals for their seeds.
posted on December 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM
Congress approves an 11th hour extension of Bush Era tax cuts. The Obama Administration examines profit margins in the agricultural supply chain. A global biotechnology leader announces an innovation simplifying spring planting is "in the bag."...
posted on December 17, 2010 at 4:12 PM
Pioneer Hi-Bred is the first to the marketplace with an "in-the-bag" corn rootworm refuge solution by putting two kinds of Pioneer genetically modified seeds in the same bag. The special mix satisfies EPA corn rootworm refuge regulations and...
posted on December 3, 2010 at 5:12 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal judge in California has ordered the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically modified sugar beets, citing the potential for environmental harm.
posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM
CASHMERE, Wash. (AP) -- A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sliced, saying the improvement could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses.
posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won't come in time...