The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly, Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann) is a pest of over 300 fruits, vegetables and nuts. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a control measure used to reduce the reproductive potential of populations through the mass release of sterilized male insects that mate with wild females. However, SIT flies can display poor field performance, due to the effects of mass-rearing and of the irradiation process used for sterilization.

It is almost certain that humanity will find it difficult to feed everybody without some serious technological advances.

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Even as the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, a regulatory panel under the environment ministry recommended field trial for 13 genetically modified crops last month, Poovulagin Nanbargal, a m

The American astrophysicist defended genetically modified organisms, saying that they are just an extension of artificial selection

Amid reports of Union environment ministry's nod for field trials of 15 genetically modified crops, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday reiterated that it would not allow or promote such crops in

One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S.

Decision marks first successful policy intervention by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishment for rule-violating sales and growing of genetically modified (GM) crops days after a media exposure of GM rice on sale at a superm

Claims that genetically modified rice that has not been approved for sale in China is being supplied illegally in a number of provinces have triggered alarm.