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In defense of the precautionary principle

Far from the pessimistic, innovation-strangling caricature, precaution actually celebrates the full depth and potential for human agency in knowledge and ...

The milk revolution and the genetics of lactose tolerance

During the most recent ice age, milk was essentially a toxin to adults because — unlike children — they could ...
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Cloud-based genomics: Will the Internet create GM super-oranges?

Farmers are hacking their operations with robots, sensors, drones, and good-old circuit boards, but that’s merely a first step. Thanks ...

Bangladesh: GE eggplant taken to court

Campaigners against genetically modified (GM) crops yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court against a government move to ...

French anti-biotech activists claim “hidden GMOs” are being smuggled into country

A group of French green campaigners have claimed that “hidden GMOs” are being smuggled into France in the form of ...
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Hawaii science ‘Swat Team’ part 2: Hawaii must resist anti-GMO scare, defend maize nurseries

Hawaii is an important player in global agriculture, and important nursery for the development of maize and other crops due ...

Kenya: Scientists call for lifting GM ban

Scientists called on the Kenyan government on Thursday to remove the ban imposed on the importation of genetically modified food ...
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Hawaii science ‘Swat Team’ engages public fears fanned by anti-GMO activists

Hawaii is in the crosshairs of anti-GMO campaigners. Two bills—one on Kauai and another on the Big Island—are being debated ...
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GLP Infographic: 10 reasons we need crop biotechnology

The web is overflowing with misleading infographics. Here's our own, more accurate list ...

Suppressing technology will not feed Hawaii or the world

Roseanne Barr would like to burn down my papaya farm in Hawaii. The wealthy actress said so earlier this month, ...

Elle Magazine hops aboard the GMO Fright Train

As I have previously observed, “the belief that GMO foods are deadly or potentially harmful” has come to dominate the ...

GM crops and real risk

The World Apple Report has tracked the perilous road that Okanagan Specialty Fruits has been travelling to get approval for ...

A gale of fresh air on GE crops in the UK

Exactly a week before this editorial was written, Owen Paterson, the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and ...

UK: Farmer recalls GM rapeseed trial after Monsanto’s decision

Monsanto Co.'s decision to withdraw applications for approval of genetically modified crops in the European Union was "deeply disappointing," said ...

Pooping Canada geese may have spread GM wheat seeds

Canada geese may have spread viable seeds of genetically modified wheat grown at the Central Experimental Farm, documents from Agriculture ...
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Bill 79: Stifle biotech and Hawaiian agriculture will suffer

Can biotechnology help Hawaiian coffee beat the coffee berry borer -- not if anti-biotech activists have their way ...

Finanical Times editorial: Europe is right to be cautious over GM crops

Monsanto, the US agricultural group, has abandoned its decade-long bid for permission to grow a range of genetically modified crops ...

NBC Latino looks at the GE food debate

In the past two months alone, there have been international marches against Monsanto, which produces genetically modified seeds, in more ...

UK: Europe risks being ‘left behind’ over GM food, Cameron says

Europe risks being "left behind" after one of the world's biggest genetically modified crop companies confirmed it is effectively pulling ...
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It’s time to play God with our food

There future of food may hold some hybrid of organic and genetically modified techniques, if we're ready for it ...

Brazil is the world’s second largest GE producer

The following is an edited excerpt. Brazil is the second largest producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the world, ...

Don’t let critics derail GE advantages

The Central Valley is the hotbed of California's agricultural output, producing over $13 billion worth of food products each year, ...
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‘Natural food’ fallacy: “Waiter, there’s a gene in my soup!”

Plant biotechnologist Jimmy Botella busts the naturalistic fallacy and reveals the reality of our "unnatural" natural food supply ...
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Crops that can genetically modify their pests

Imagine a future in which genetically engineered plants are able to genetically engineer -- and thereby defeat -- their own ...
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Sudan connection: Are Ethiopian Jews descendants of the ancient Israelites?

A broad suite of genetic and historical evidence points to an ancient Jewish heritage for Ethiopian Jews, contradicting established theory ...

10 reasoned responses to “10 reasons we don’t need GMOs”

You may have run across this article “10 Reasons We Don’t Need GM Foods” on the FoodConsumer website.  It’s been ...

Pakistan: Farmers seek biotech corn for high yield

Farmers of corn growing areas have reiterated their demand to approve genetically modified corn for commercial plantation in Pakistan because ...

In Oregon, the GE wheat mystery deepens

The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it's ...