NGOs: Genome Editing Not the Answer to World Hunger

Via GMWatch.org   Genome editing is not the answer to world hunger because a shortage of food isn’t the problem, says a group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) surveyed by the University of Nottingham. This is one of three… Read More

Regulatory Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), a trans-Tasman regulatory body, has approved 6 lines of GE potatoes (A1139) carrying genes from viruses and bacteria to stop discoloration and alter vital nutritional components. The NZ Minister for Food Safety… Read More

Report: Algae Biofuel Claims Overhyped; GE Algae Poses Environmental Risks 

SAN DIEGO, C.A. – As the Bio-Based Live Americas conference meets today to discuss topics including industrial scale production of biofuels and chemicals via genetically engineered (GE) microorganisms such as GE algae, a new report suggests that these organisms pose… Read More

Reports Show Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ineffective and Risky

GeneWatch UK released an updated report on Oxitec’s releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands. The report cites new information regarding ineffectiveness and risks, including the annual report of the project, recently released as a result… Read More

Canadians Are Unknowingly Eating GM Salmon

AquaBounty revealed on August 4, in its quarterly financial results, that it has sold approximately five tonnes of genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) Atlantic salmon fillets in Canada. This is the world’s first sale of GM fish for human consumption… Read More

‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger Has ‘No Basis for Safety,’ According to FDA

Documents show that makers of the “Impossible Burger” ignored FDA’s warnings about safety of burger’s key GMO ingredient   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Creators of a fake-meat burger made with a high-profile genetically engineered ingredient may have landed their… Read More

CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unintended Mutations

Originally published by the Columbia University Medical Center. See the full article here.   New York, NY—As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds… Read More

Gene Drives: The Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

Several of the new technologies mentioned in this report are being used in the genetic engineering of trees such as the American chestnut. This article from Independent Science News gives a thorough explanation of the potential dangers and… Read More