Anti-GMO groups pressure USDA to not approve eucalyptus trees engineered to withstand freezing temperatures

Anti-GMO groups pressure USDA to not approve eucalyptus trees engineered to withstand freezing temperatures

Groups are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) not to green light the commercial growth of a genetically engineered ...
Irish professor: Don't listen to 'lunatic fringe' myths that foods cause—or cure—cancer

Irish professor: Don’t listen to ‘lunatic fringe’ myths that foods cause—or cure—cancer

Most cancers are caused by bad luck and genetic factors, with little evidence to link specific foods to the disease, ...
Lesson from debate over Food Evolution movie? 'Doesn’t make sense to judge GMOs as a monolithic entity'

Lesson from debate over Food Evolution movie? ‘Doesn’t make sense to judge GMOs as a monolithic entity’

[Marion] Nestle told The Outline that her comments in the film were taken “out of context” because its narrow focus on the ...
'Ready and waiting': Why hasn't even one vitamin-enriched GMO crop been approved?

‘Ready and waiting’: Why hasn’t even one vitamin-enriched GMO crop been approved?

[Editor's note: Sterling Ericsson is a biology focused science communicator with a degree in molecular biology.] Traditional artificial breeding methods have been ...
Activists attack humanitarian 'GMO' corn shipment to Haiti — but seeds aren't genetically engineered

Activists attack humanitarian ‘GMO’ corn shipment to Haiti — but seeds aren’t genetically engineered

The Non-GMO Project attacked the government of Haiti for approving a humanitarian shipment of high-yield conventional corn, claiming the seeds ...
Hawaiian GMO farmer on Food Evolution doc: Saving papaya from extinction is not 'propaganada'

Hawaiian GMO farmer on Food Evolution doc: Saving papaya from extinction is not ‘propaganada’

[Editor's note: Joni Kamiya is a family farmer growing GMO papaya on Hawaii's North Shore.] The [GMO] papaya works, it ...
Transgenic fish are ready for us. Are we ready for them?

Transgenic fish are ready for us. Are we ready for them?

After overcoming two decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty now faces the ultimate tests as it prepares for the ...
'Science moms' defend Food Evolution movie against Zen Honeycutt's 'propaganda' accusation

‘Science moms’ defend Food Evolution movie against Zen Honeycutt’s ‘propaganda’ accusation

[Written by Alison Bernstein, Layla Katiraee, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, and Anastasia Bodnar.] Despite numerous statements that the producers had creative ...
Opinion: 'Fear-based' food labels—like Dannon's GMO-free claims—undermine confidence in safe food system

Opinion: ‘Fear-based’ food labels—like Dannon’s GMO-free claims—undermine confidence in safe food system

[Editor's note: Kent Messer is a professor at the University of Delaware.] As a behavioral economist, I analyze what motivates ...
Consumer opposition stalls GM feed crops that could revolutionize Australia's dairy industry

Consumer opposition stalls GM feed crops that could revolutionize Australia’s dairy industry

The [Australian] dairy industry’s greatest innovations in a generation — genetically modified high-energy ryegrass and virus-resistant clover — have still ...
Desaparecidos: Gene bank helps identify Argentina's stolen and missing children

Desaparecidos: Gene bank helps identify Argentina’s stolen and missing children

During the 1976-1983 dictatorship, Argentina's military rulers systematically stole babies born to political prisoners, most of whom were then killed ...
LA Times: Food Evolution GMO movie persuasive not polemical, 'potentially revolutionary'

LA Times: Food Evolution GMO movie persuasive not polemical, ‘potentially revolutionary’

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the ...
Viewpoint: US Right to Know uses 'big tobacco strategy' to attack, discredit, scare academics

Viewpoint: US Right to Know uses ‘big tobacco strategy’ to attack, discredit, scare academics

[Editor's note: Stuart Smyth is a professor in the University of 
Saskatchewan’s agricultural and resource economics department and holds the ...
Letter denouncing Food Evolution as 'propaganda' misses opportunity for constructive GMO discussion

Letter denouncing Food Evolution as ‘propaganda’ misses opportunity for constructive GMO discussion

[Terrance Bradshaw is the director of the University of Vermont's Apple and Grape Program and Horticulture Research and Education Center ...
Hollywood Reporter on Food Evolution: 'Polished and provocative', challenges 'enviro-activist orthodoxy'

Hollywood Reporter on Food Evolution: ‘Polished and provocative’, challenges ‘enviro-activist orthodoxy’

THE BOTTOM LINE: A polished and provocative call for activists to be as scientifically minded as they believe they are ...
Redefining natural selection: How synthetic biology may solve sustainability challenges in food, fuel and health

Redefining natural selection: How synthetic biology may solve sustainability challenges in food, fuel and health

[S]ynthetic biology] is poised to change how we feed ourselves, clothe ourselves, fuel ourselves—and possibly even change our very selves ...
Chinese government, Dow Chemical work together to convince public GMO foods safe

Chinese government, Dow Chemical work together to convince public GMO foods safe

With a population of 1.4 billion and limited arable land, China is trying hard to convince citizens to accept genetically ...
Opinion: Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and foodie movement push expensive, counterproductive farm policies

Opinion: Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and foodie movement push expensive, counterproductive farm policies

Tom Colicchio wants every child to taste an apple by the age of three. That’s just one of the many ...
USDA requests 'stakeholders' feedback as it researches what to say in federal GMO label guidelines

USDA requests ‘stakeholders’ feedback as it researches what to say in federal GMO label guidelines

The U.S. Agriculture Department's Agricultural Marketing Service has started the process of figuring out how to write the guidelines for ...
Podcast: Journalist Michael Specter on GMOs and danger of science denialism

Podcast: Journalist Michael Specter on GMOs and danger of science denialism

Michael Specter is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, covering science and politics. His book, Denialism: How Irrational ...
Opinion: GMO opponents in 'frenzied heat' trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Opinion: GMO opponents in ‘frenzied heat’ trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle and other anti-GMO activists have complained that the documentary Food Evolution is nothing more than a ...
Prince Edward Island approves expansion of first North American GE salmon facility

Prince Edward Island approves expansion of first North American GE salmon facility

A [Prince Edward Island] hatchery that will produce genetically modified salmon has received the go-ahead for two 40,000 square-foot buildings to expand ...
Marion Nestle shuts down blog's comments section, blames 'Monsanto-funded GMO trolls' for flooding site

Marion Nestle shuts down blog’s comments section, blames ‘Monsanto-funded GMO trolls’ for flooding site

With regret, I asked my site managers at Cre8d to block all future comments to this site. The GMO trolls—people who ...
Are doctors disregarding racial genetic risk factors when treating patients?

Are doctors disregarding racial genetic risk factors when treating patients?

We know that some population groups are at greater risk for developing certain diseases. But a recent study says many ...
Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson on GMO scientific consensus in Food Evolution movie

Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson on GMO scientific consensus in Food Evolution movie

Adding more fuel to the GMO versus organic food fire, the documentary “Food Evolution,” ... attempts to end the controversy ...
Food Evolution director defends documentary as pro-data, pro-science

Food Evolution director defends documentary as pro-data, pro-science

[Scott Hamilton] Kennedy goes deep here with his answers to Salon’s questions, judiciously explaining what others might consider blasphemy. ...
Opinion: Greenpeace’s 'fearmongering' gives environmental advocacy a bad name

Opinion: Greenpeace’s ‘fearmongering’ gives environmental advocacy a bad name

The little town of Saint-Félicien, in Quebec’s lovely Saguenay region, is under siege. ... “Greenpeace wants our total death!” mayor ...
Biotechnology confusion: Differences among GMOs, gene editing and genetic engineering

Biotechnology confusion: Differences among GMOs, gene editing and genetic engineering

Your body contains trillions of cells which make up the physical you. Each one of these cells has a blueprint ...

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