Intellectual property is often hard to protect, no matter what form it takes. The technology used in our food system, however, presents a unique challenge.
Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.
Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.
A pathogen-screening device created by Purdue scientists could improve the process of identifying harmful food pathogens.
Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.
With restrictions on GMO crops in China, a Beijing biotech firm is looking to test products for market in the United States.
In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.
Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.
Scientists from over forty countries collaborated on a project to decode the genome of a common domestic pig breed.
A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."
Researchers in Australia may have come up with a potent but environmentally-friendly pest control strategy. They have spider evolution to thank for it.