London (01.06.17) – After all the huffing and puffing, arguments and counter arguments ..[Read Full Story]..

A request for more (last?) words on glyphosate
London (01.06.17) – An eight-page letter has been sent to the President of the
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Whether and how to regulate gene editing
London (21.05.17) – Consideration on whether and how to regulate gene-editing ..[Read Full Story]..

New GM field trials in the UK
London (21.05.17) – The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural ..[Read Full Story]..

As bad as it gets
Every time I think the European Union’s regulatory bureaucrats ..[Read Full Story]..

Worldwide cultivation of GM-crops continues to grow

London (08.05.17) – ISAAA has just published their review of GM-crops for 2016. ..[Read Full Story]..

Are we (again) reaching the end of the glyphosate story?

London (08.05.17) – After all the huffing and puffing, there is some sign of ..[Read Full Story]..

Our fearful friends

London (08.05.17) – The same themes keep repeating themselves. About ..[Read Full Story]..

That’s a relief
London (08.05.07) – Use heroin? Worry about GM? No more: deliverance from ..[Read Full Story]...

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An archive of GM is now open for visitors at the Science Museum’s site at Wroughton in Wiltshire. Details may be found here: ..[Read Full Story]..