The European Union court ruled Wednesday in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn.
Financial conflicts of interest were found in 40 percent of published research articles on the genetically modified crops, also known as GMO crops, French researchers said this week.
Biotechnology is rapidly evolving through developments in genome editing and synthetic biology, giving birth to new forms of life.
The humble rice grain is the staple food for billions of people throughout the developing world, but there is little nutritional value in the grain beyond providing carbohydrates for energy.
Opinion: Why scientists' failure to understand GM opposition is stifling debate and halting progress
Genetically modified crops are safe for human consumption and have the potential to feed the world and improve human health, scientists have been telling us for years. On June 30, 110 Nobel laureates from around the world ...
A proposed tie-up between Bayer and Monsanto may still face numerous hurdles but it has already inflamed opinion in Germany where most people oppose genetically modified foods.
Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping genetically-modified (GM) cotton on quality grounds.
The growth of genetically-modified crops has dipped for the first time following two decades of steady increases, according to a study released Wednesday.
An EU project has undertaken extensive feeding trials to further inform the debate on the safety of mandatory GM animal feeding studies in advance of an expected 2016 EU re-evaluation.