A US government scientist who developed a new peanut cultivar high in oleic acid that offers a longer shelf life and heart healthy properties says it has attracted interest from major US confectionery companies.
The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has welcomed a new EU law enabling Member States to decide for themselves whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be approved in their countries.
The European Parliament has voted to allow national bans on GM crops, but this could actually encourage more GM varieties to be cultivated in Europe, claims UK organic advocacy group The Soil Association.
With the amount of saline agricultural land expected to double by 2050, a Sino-Australian research effort has identified a specific soybean gene that it believes will vasty improve crop resistance to salt.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to allow individual countries within the EU to ban the cultivation of genetically modified food crops on their soil, even if the EU has already approved them for wider cultivation.