Indian farmers excluded from debate on GMO cotton

Indian farmers excluded from debate on GMO cotton

I am on a phone call with a farmer named Ganesh Nanote [from Nimbhara, India]... . . . . I have been ...

Why rice, but not corn, requires genetic modification to produce beta-carotene

Much like the ancient form of rice, the ancient form of corn (teosinte) is not eaten. Much like rice, maize ...

False narrative that farming should be ‘natural’ distorts public’s view of GMOs

I believe that some false narratives have taken over the public imagination; and these make it difficult for facts to ...

View from an Indian farm: How GMO Bt cotton helped us cut pesticide use

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I have been conversing ...
India farmers' 'seeds of suicide': 200-year old story behind a modern tragedy

India farmers’ ‘seeds of suicide’: 200-year old story behind a modern tragedy

Anti-GMO activists have linked a spate of suicides to the introduction of GMO cotton in 2002. But the tragedy is ...
The Original Frankenfoods: Origins of Our Fear of Genetic Engineering

The Original Frankenfoods: Origins of Our Fear of Genetic Engineering

The anti-GMO community has gotten a lot of propaganda mileage out of demonizing GM crops as Frankenstein's creation. GLP guest ...
GMO crops produce poisonous gut E. Coli? Many faces of an important bacterium

GMO crops produce poisonous gut E. Coli? Many faces of an important bacterium

Could a mutated form of E. Coli resulting from the cloning process used in creating GMOs get into the gut ...

Inside look at growing Bt cotton with Indian farmer

Is Bt cotton good or bad? But this type of question might confuse matters more than illuminate them. A better question might ...

Bt cotton helped Indian farmers, but success not uniform

Cotton is a light and breathable fabric but it sure does get itself into some very contentious debates. It has been a central ...