July 4, 2016

Research organisations call upon the European Parliament to encourage respect for independent science advice and to condemn attacks on scientists

On 7th June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received a package containing explosive material addressed to a scientist providing independent scientific advice to EFSA. A large […]
June 29, 2016

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

The Washington Post: More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks […]
May 18, 2016

US-NAS Committee report: Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects (2016)

A main task of the committee was to examine the evidence related to claims of positive and negative effects of existing genetically engineered (GE) crops.  The […]
July 16, 2015

Unhealthy Fixation. The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud.

In an article published on 15 July 2015, the author reviews the evidence of claims in relation to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Some quotes from the […]
April 21, 2015

The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop

Among 291 tested accessions of cultivated sweet potato, all contain one or more transfer DNA (T-DNA) sequences. These sequences, which are shown to be expressed in […]
April 16, 2015

Golden Rice is a 2015 Winner of the US Patents for Humanity Award

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have announced the winners of the 2015 recipients of […]
February 6, 2015

What does ‘natural’ actually mean? New plant science panel live Q&A

Sense About Science is hosting a live Q&A in which it takes questions on people’s assumptions and misconceptions about what ‘natural’ really means. Are some foods […]
October 30, 2014

Europe’s leading plant scientists call on national and European politicians to think again about the role of plant research, including the use of genetically modified (GM) plants.

The Open Letter signed by the scientists points out that if Europe is to reach the Horizon 2020 goals of tackling the societal challenge to provide […]