President Nicolás Maduro’s government has begun dismantling price controls, a major policy shift that aims to ease widespread unrest by letting shops sell food at market prices but is worsening Venezuela’s already punishing inflation.
Bio-safety body approves, for the first time, a genetically modified soy resistant to the herbicide dicamba. Agronomists argue that dicamba’s toxicity increases its public health risks. Dec. 13 — Brazil’s body for licensing genetically modified organisms approved the use of soy seeds developed by Monsanto that are resistant to the herbicide[…]Read More »
Scientists at Rothamsted Research, a U.K. agriculture research center founded in 1843, have asked for permission to carry out field trials of genetically-modified wheat. The wheat carries out photosynthesis more efficiently, which results in a higher-yielding crop, according to a statement from Rothamsted. The research group said it submitted an[…]Read More »