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New study raises concerns about soil health and casts further doubt on doctrine of substantial equivalence for GM Roundup Ready plants, reports Claire Robinson
A study found the same type of omega-3 oils that are engineered into new GM crops make butterflies grow up deformed. Attempts to discredit the study are a mixture of bad science, ‘straw man’ arguments, and outright falsehoods, writes Claire Robinson
GM soybeans that tolerate glyphosate, a probable carcinogen, are already imported into Europe. Now the European Commission is coming under US pressure to allow the import of GM soybeans sprayed with a second probable carcinogen. Ray Seidler, a former senior scientist with the US EPA, says Europe should just say no
Investment analysts say Oxitec’s GM mosquito technology “won’t work, is way too expensive, and is many years from generating even minuscule revenue”. Now three law firms have announced they are investigating. Claire Robinson reports
Claire Robinson reports on a hit piece titled "Who says bacon is bad?", which quotes industry-linked sources to smear the cancer agency that judged glyphosate a probable carcinogen
It looked like such a good idea: take the pressure off wild fish stocks by growing GM oilseeds that produce health-enhancing long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, writes Claire Robinson. But as a new study has established, those fish oils, novel in terrestrial ecosystems, cause wing deformities in cabbage white butterflies. Yet a third open field trial of these GM crops could soon be under way