GM crop and food security news from around the web:
This Bt Sugarcane is the first GM sugarcane approved for cultivation in the world. It is resistant to damages caused by sugarcane borer, Brazil’s main pest of sugarcane in Brazil.
New approval in America of a corn resistant to western corn root worm caterpillars. This follows approval of the Arctic Apples I’ve already written about.
The new film asks the question ‘Amongst all this conflict and confusion around food, how do we make the best decisions about how we feed ourselves?’ The short trailer is worth a watch, though contributor Professor Marion Nestle has something to say about it. In the GMO debate, it is easier to sell fear than science.
Kansas farmers claim Syngenta rushed its GMO seed to market before getting approval from China to export grain there, and that Syngenta misled them on when the Chinese would approve the seed.