Oxitec

U.S. Approves Release of Genetically Engineered Moths in NY State

Plans to release genetically engineered moths in upstate New York to control invasive pests have been approved by the USDA.

Oxitec’s Australian Medfly Trials Proceed

Despite delays, British Biotech Company Oxitec is still confident that their genetically modified strain of olive flies will reach further trial stages, but there's a long way to go before growers can access these insects to their advantage.
Special Report

Oxitec Still Pursuing Trial Release of GM Olive Flies in Spain

A British biotech firm hopes a field trial of its modified fly will still go ahead despite recently withdrawing its application.

Are Olives Next in the GMO Fight?

Tempers are still high in California over the issue of genetically modified foods. So what about GMO olives and olive oil?
Olive Oil Times Special

Oxitec CEO on Why Trial of its Genetically-Modified Olive Fly Should Go Ahead

Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry said the world’s first field trial of a genetically-modified olive fly could start in Catalonia next year.

Spain Considers Trial Release of Genetically-Modified Olive Flies

Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.
Special Report

Genetics May Prove Valuable for Greek Olive Oil Producers

While the olive oil industry in Greece is shaky, it is time for pioneering thinking and concerted efforts.

Europe Debates Use of Modified Olive Fly

Spain’s crucial olive fly control program gets underway amid debate in wider Europe over whether to allow the use of genetically modified insects as pest control.