This CAST literature review and report looks at problems caused by the current system of asynchronous approvals for biotech crops. The authors focus on the economic effects in countries that are major global commodity exporters and importers, which show that asynchrony in the global approval of new biotech crops and the resultant risk of low level presence (LLP) puts large volumes of trade worth billions of dollars at risk.
Scientists have produced a ‘methylome’ for domesticated cotton and its wild ancestors, a powerful new tool to guide breeders in creating cotton with better traits based on epigenetic changes. It’s an important step towards a new way of improving crops, called epigenetic breeding, say researchers. Read moreRead More »
Update – JR Simplot Ranger Russet variety (X17) and Atlantic variety (Y9) Potatoes, genetically engineered for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, lowered reducing sugars, and reduced black spot – The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has “… extended deregulation to [these] two lines of [GE] potatoes …”[…]Read More »