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Government green lights first genome-edited wheat trial

Government green lights first genome-edited wheat trial

Rothamsted Research has been granted permission to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited....

September 30, 2021

McAleer concerned over UK’s commitment to gene-editing

McAleer concerned over UK’s commitment to gene-editing

The chairman of Stormont’s Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Declan McAleer MLA, has cautioned against the public commitment...

January 12, 2021

Petition launched to ‘edit’ plant-breeding ruling

Petition launched to ‘edit’ plant-breeding ruling

The ruling to classify gene-edited crops as genetically modified crops – and to follow the same legislation as these crops...

August 5, 2019

Watch: Cribit Seeds trialling and processing seed in Ontario

Watch: Cribit Seeds trialling and processing seed in Ontario

Reporting from Ontario, Canada. The tallest grain bin in the picture above holds 2,000t. It belongs to Cribit Seeds –...

July 26, 2019

Producing high-iron wheat in the UK

Producing high-iron wheat in the UK

Researchers at the John Innes Centre in the UK have developed wheat with a high-iron content. The wheat is genetically...

May 13, 2019

‘CCC report is nonsense but the NFU has been asleep at the wheel’

‘CCC report is nonsense but the NFU has been asleep at the wheel’

Forget Brexit, the truly worrying story to come out of London this week was the report from the Government’s advisory...

November 18, 2018

Could Brexit be an opportunity for UK GM advancements?

Could Brexit be an opportunity for UK GM advancements?

As is always the case, UK farmers are being encouraged to do everything in their power to control input costs...

November 10, 2018

Field trials for GM wheat plants get green light in the UK

Field trials for GM wheat plants get green light in the UK

Rothamsted Research is to undertake field trials in the UK, which will assess the ability of GM wheat cultivars to...

February 1, 2017

Commission called on to withdraw authorisation for GM maize

Commission called on to withdraw authorisation for GM maize

MEPs have called on the European Commission to withdraw its authorisations for the use of herbicide-resistant GM maize and carnations. Two...

June 9, 2016

Arla to pay farmers more if they convert to GM-free feed

Arla to pay farmers more if they convert to GM-free feed

Arla is to start to incentivise more farmers to convert to GM-free feed and the company said it will be...

May 21, 2016

MEPs block approval of new GM maize variety

MEPs block approval of new GM maize variety

MEPs have opposed the authorisation of a new variety of GM maize, which is tolerant to glyphosate – the main ingredient...

December 5, 2015