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Why do most farmers buy seeds instead of saving and replanting them?

Saving seed from this year’s crop in order to sow it the following spring is a romantic idea, but most ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO salt exploits Americans’ scientific illiteracy

There it was on the salt container label, the proud proclamation that the product inside was "non-GMO." I looked at ...
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Federal GMO labeling could cost $3 billion—more than government spends annually on food safety

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ... is rolling out the new rules for labeling genetically engineered foods. The National Bioengineered ...
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Can Elisabete Weiderpass reform controversial IARC cancer agency?

On Thursday 17th March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (the IARC), appointed Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass as its new ...
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Debunking the claim that GMOs cause cancer

Scientists have debunked claims that Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) cause cancer after assertions by a doctor that the products are deadly ...
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USDA funds research on public engagement with gene editing in agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded approximately $2 million to pursue research on stakeholder and public engagement on new ...
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Food lobby appeals $18 million fine over campaign against GMO labeling in Washington state

The packaged food and drink industry will try to persuade a Washington state appeals court ... that exercising its First ...
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What can farmers do to make sure gene-edited crops don’t suffer same fate as GMOs?

Farmers need to get in front of the messaging about genome editing technology — or risk seeing it suffer the ...
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Canadians divided on GMO safety but most support labeling, survey finds

If there’s one clear finding that emerges from a new study on genetically modified food in Canada, it’s that Canadians ...
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Betty Crocker: ‘GMOs are safe—we wouldn’t use them if we thought otherwise’

There's a lot of money to be made in kowtowing to the latest dietary fads and unsubstantiated health scares. ...
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Viewpoint: Pro-organic, anti-GMO groups’ lies ‘poisonous’ to fight against food poverty

Across the globe, genetically engineered (GE) crops face opposition from environmental and organic food activists, who claim the crops harm ...
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America’s farmers vs anti-GMO groups: The looming fight over gene editing in agriculture

Although the USDA has announced it “does not have any plans to regulate plants” that are created through the revolutionary ...
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Mythbusting gone wrong: How the ‘dangerous’ organic pesticide myth began

One of the things that surprised me in researching this story was that I could not find a single organic-approved ...
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Viewpoint: Is glyphosate safe? Question complicated by politics, murky science

On one side, activists and advocacy organizations have blamed glyphosate exposure for everything from autism to celiac disease. Agribusiness companies ...
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Sugar beet farmers worry USDA will require GMO label despite ‘molecularly identical’ product

Colorado farmer Steve Kelly brushes aside a small mound of dry yellow dirt to reveal a sugar beet seed that’s ...
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Where food security trumps ideology: ‘People in Mozambique are not worried about GMOs’

In Mozambique, a country where 64 percent of the population is food insecure, no one cares about the processes used ...
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Taking the long route: How anti-GMO activism hinders ‘super crop’ research using CRISPR gene editing

One scientist has a promising idea to solve two major problems at once—removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and feeding ...
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A behind the scenes look at pesticide use in organic orchards, vineyards and fresh produce

This is part three of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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Whole Foods pauses GMO food labeling requirements following USDA proposal

In an email to suppliers on Friday [May 18], Whole Foods President and Chief Operations Officer A.C. Gallo announced the company ...
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CRISPR plants are on the way—but gene-edited animals face more barriers

GMO crops have extra layers of government regulation beyond what “conventionally” bred plants have to deal with. But this year, ...
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How GMO crops help farmers, communities and the environment

1. Genetic engineering can be good for farmers.“GE crops are cultivated to help food grow better,” says [Dr. Tamika Sims, director of food ...
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Debating the need for genetic engineering of humans—there’s ‘nothing special’ about our DNA

One day in early spring, I received a unique email. Would I accept an invitation from Oxford University’s student debate ...
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Talking Biotech: What’s keeping disease-resistant GMO bananas from Ugandan farmers?

Ugandan researcher Nassib Mugwanya: GMO bananas are the best tool we have to save bananas from bacterial wilt, but Uganda's ...
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Organic foods have less pesticide residue than conventional produce—but does it matter?

I’ve been following these issues for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of evidence that organic foods have ...
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Viewpoint: Why is anti-GMO snake oil salesman Dr. Oz on Trump’s council on nutrition?

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced a slew of well-known celebrities, doctors, executives and athletes to the President’s Council ...
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How ‘technophobia’ helps explain public opposition to GMOs and biotechnology

It is now common sense to argue that the issue lies not in the concept of the technology, but with ...
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4 things that led to the myth that organic farmers use more pesticides than conventional farmers

This is part two of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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General Mills: Global scientific consensus shows GMO foods safe to eat

As genetically-modified (GM) ingredients become more common in the global food supply, particularly in the U.S., we know that consumers ...

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