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Play it Hard - Norman Borlaug 100 Year Tribute

The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) and Biology Fortified have produced a special video tribute to the late Dr. Norman Borlaug, a legendary CIMMYT scientist who developed high-yielding, ...

What is the Difference between Cross Breeding, GMO & Cross-Pollination?

Confused about the difference between GMO, hybridization, and cross-pollination? Dr Kevin Folta explains the difference between the breeding methods.

Prof. Channapatna Prakash, Tuskegee University (USA)

Why are GMOs relevant? Why are they controversial? How to move forward with the science to benefit humanity?

What do you Want to Know about GM Food?

This video gives an overview of GM crops and how the technology works. 

Bill Gates Tackles Controversy over GM Crops at UC Berkeley

Gates discussed some of the controversies surrounding GM crops and explained how improving resistance to drought with new seeds is important to feeding people in developing countries.

Prof. Marc Van Montagu, 2013 World Food Prize laureate

The level of research in Europe is still outstanding, but with not enough support from governments. Prof Marc Van Montagu emphasises the need to encourage this sector and help future generations have access to information and also contribute to this fascinating area of research.

Tomas Vicko, Molecular Biologist, Czech Republic

Tomas Vicko asks the politicians to let the scientists work without all the current restrictions which slow down the progress.

Aleksandra Malyske, Student in Poland

Aleksandra Malyske strengthens the importance of communications in science.

Pascoe Harvey, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Pascoe Harvey suggests that Europe takes on the model of the Canadian system which aims at looking at the phenotype rather than the production process.

Our Food and Agriculture in Numbers

This infographic shows all the numbers collected by FAO in regards to the state of food and agriculture in the world.

GM Science Update: A Report to the UK Council for Science and Technology

This paper considers the recent developments in the science of GM crops since the Royal Society published its report ‘Reaping the Benefits – Sustainable Intensification of Global Agriculture’ in 2009.

EASAC: Planting the Future

Agriculture faces major challenges to deliver food security at a time of increasing pressures. The new EU legislation requiring farmers to reduce reliance on crop protection chemicals creates additional challenges for maintaining levels of crop productivity.

Public Attitudes to Science - UK Survey

Public Attitudes to Science 2014 is the fifth in a series of studies looking at attitudes to science, scientists and science policy among the UK public. It shows that the UK public are as enthusiastic about science as they ever have been.

Nature Biotech - 2013 Key Facts

175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013. Here are key facts on transgenic crops in the form of graphics.

Are GMOs Safe?

Genetically Modified Foods are rapidly entering our food chain, but many people have concerns about their safety. Dr Paul Willis investigates the science facts and myths behind this controversial topic on A Week in Science.

How Crops are Genetically Modified?

The infographic presents four main ways in which crops have been genetically modified by humans: traditional breeding, mutagenesis, RNA interference and transgenics.

Independent Scientist Kevin Folta on GM Food

Dr. Kevin Folta discusses GM food and provides his scientific opinion about the safety of the technology.

ABCA Launches Agbiotech Guide

The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) launched The Official Australian Reference Guide to Agricultural Biotechnology and GM Crops in Canberra at the 14th Annual Science Meets Parliament.

Feeding the World with Agricultural Biotechnology

For ag-biotech opponents, unfortunately it’s easier to spread fear over the safety of consuming GM food rather than attempt to present sound, scientific reasoning. And the reason is clear: They have no case to make, because GM food is safe to grow and eat. 

Rodion Demin, Metanomics, Russia

Rodion Demin works in bioanalytics. He uses modern analytical methods to understand the plants metabolism, with the view to developing better crop varieties for farmers.