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Video: Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 'troubling trend' of misleading food labels

Video: Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on ‘troubling trend’ of misleading food labels

There’s been a lot of talk about the mandatory GMO disclosure law passed by the US Congress in 2016. The ...
Food fight: GMO labeling disagreements behind food lobby shakeup?

Food fight: GMO labeling disagreements behind food lobby shakeup?

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, rocked food circles in late October with the news that it was leaving the ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement perpetuates sexism, food insecurity

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement perpetuates sexism, food insecurity

An acronym that conjures specters like pesticides, cancer, obesity, the transformation of life forms into intellectual property, and corporate control ...
Anti-biotechnology fake news: 'Natural News' claims RNAi used to 'eliminate black people'

Anti-biotechnology fake news: ‘Natural News’ claims RNAi used to ‘eliminate black people’

Anti-GMO campaigners are promoting a new conspiracy theory conflating the pioneering genetics technology of RNAi with anti-vaxxer myths and a ...
Women may have something to gain from male infertility

Women may have something to gain from male infertility

The plot of P.D.James’s dystopian novel The Children Of Men revolves around a provocative thought experiment: what would happen if ...
Viewpoint: GMO crops are future of African farming—if anti-biotech activists get out of the way

Viewpoint: GMO crops are future of African farming—if anti-biotech activists get out of the way

[I]nfluenced by European environmentalists, most African countries forbid the growing of genetically modified crops. This is a pity, because unless ...
Talking Biotech: Pet dogs with genetic diseases testing ground for gene therapy

Talking Biotech: Pet dogs with genetic diseases testing ground for gene therapy

Journalist Emily Mullin: Gene therapies becoming more promising but restricted in humans because of safety concerns, prompting some researchers to ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 27, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 27, 2017

CRISPR breathing new life into crop breeding—can it avoid GMO controversy? | Andrew Porterfield Viewpoint: Genetic engineering’s benefits extend far beyond ...
Promising GMO and gene-edited wheat varieties hindered by costly regulations, consumer concerns

Promising GMO and gene-edited wheat varieties hindered by costly regulations, consumer concerns

“Everything that my lab has produced is down in the basement.” That is how Peggy G. Lemaux, Ph.D., described the ...
Viewpoint: FDA should crack down on food safety misinformation

Viewpoint: FDA should crack down on food safety misinformation

[Editor's note: Val Giddings is a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The following is part of a letter ...
EU reauthorizes glyphosate herbicide-resistant GMO sugar beets for import, but not cultivation

EU reauthorizes glyphosate herbicide-resistant GMO sugar beets for import, but not cultivation

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists have cleared a genetically modified sugar beet developed by Monsanto and KWS for reauthorisation ...
GMO supporters and critics weigh in on FDA's biotech education initiative

GMO supporters and critics weigh in on FDA’s biotech education initiative

[Editor's note: Karl Haro von Mogel is a geneticist with a PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison with ...
Uganda approves open field trials for disease-resistant GMO bananas, paving way for 2021 release

Uganda approves open field trials for disease-resistant GMO bananas, paving way for 2021 release

Researchers at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) in Kawanda [Uganda] have said they are ready to go for open- ...
Ecuador activist group plans nationwide strike to protest country's loosening of GMO restrictions

Ecuador activist group plans nationwide strike to protest country’s loosening of GMO restrictions

Burning soy seeds lit up the city streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, last May as dozens of farmers, activists and indigenous ...
Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Just one genetically modified animal has been approved for human consumption anywhere in the world. A fast growing species of ...
Designer fruit is the future: Genetic engineering adds 'tangible benefits' for consumers

Designer fruit is the future: Genetic engineering adds ‘tangible benefits’ for consumers

Consumers have shown a great deal of resistance to GMO food over the years, but the Golden Arctic apple, which ...
Viewpoint: FDA regulations 'a disaster' for genetically modified animal research

Viewpoint: FDA regulations ‘a disaster’ for genetically modified animal research

The Trump Administration and Congress should rein in the FDA's regulatory overreach on genetically engineered animals, which is stifling important ...
Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 20, 2017

Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week – Nov. 20, 2017

Viewpoint: From Non-GMO to gluten-free, ‘fake transparency’ in food labeling offers little but higher prices | Brandon McFadden Fighting antibiotic ‘superbugs’—DNA ...
Talking Biotech: Soil-worm resistant GMO crops in Africa hindered by politics, public fears

Talking Biotech: Soil-worm resistant GMO crops in Africa hindered by politics, public fears

IITA scientists: GMOs could help fend off nematode crop pests in Africa, but educating policymakers and public about the benefits ...
South Australia close to passing bill to extend GMO crop ban to 2025

South Australia close to passing bill to extend GMO crop ban to 2025

South Australia is set to extend its controversial ban on the growing of genetically-modified crops until 2025 after a bill ...
Complex EU system leads to undemocratic GMO approval process

Complex EU system leads to undemocratic GMO approval process

[Editor's note: Monika Mühlböck is a professor at the Department of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna. Jale Tosun is ...
CRISPR could revolutionize livestock breeding—if people will eat gene-edited animals

CRISPR could revolutionize livestock breeding—if people will eat gene-edited animals

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), the last site-specific endonuclease to be developed, is an RNA- guided endonuclease, easy ...
Viewpoint: Blame activist social media for Europe's anti-science crusade against glyphosate

Viewpoint: Blame activist social media for Europe’s anti-science crusade against glyphosate

[Editor's note: Richard Hackett is an Agronomist based in North County Dublin, Ireland.] [A]ccess to abundant food has led to complacency ...
What's a 'GMO' food?

What’s a ‘GMO’ food?

[W]hat exactly is a GMO? The initialism stands for "genetically modified organism," but it's a term lacking scientific precision. Moreover, ...
Video: Geneticist Nina Fedoroff on what to do when scientists and citizens disagree about GMOs

Video: Geneticist Nina Fedoroff on what to do when scientists and citizens disagree about GMOs

At the 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Award held on Nov. 7 in the Georgia Center’s Mahler Auditorium, molecular biologist ...
Viewpoint: From Non-GMO to gluten-free, 'fake transparency’ in food labeling offers little but higher prices

Viewpoint: From Non-GMO to gluten-free, ‘fake transparency’ in food labeling offers little but higher prices

At what point does food labeling become less about transparency and more about marketing strategy? A new federal law mandating ...
US District Court dismisses lawsuit claiming GMO foods shouldn't carry 'natural' label

US District Court dismisses lawsuit claiming GMO foods shouldn’t carry ‘natural’ label

On October 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a consumer class action under Massachusetts law, ...
Survey showing health benefits from non-GMO diet? 'The misinformation is staggering'

Survey showing health benefits from non-GMO diet? ‘The misinformation is staggering’

It was the stuff of anti-GMO activists' dreams: A “peer-reviewed” paper, published in a scientific-looking journal with an impressive title, detailing ...