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GMO label doesn’t deter European companies’ interest in new soybean oil with less saturated fat

DuPont Pioneer's soybean oil Plenish has been approved for the EU and, despite having to label on pack it as ...
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Fish genes in tomatoes? The GMO lie that just won’t die

Editor's note: Mary Mangan, Ph.D., received her education in microbiology, immunology, plant cell biology, and mammalian cell, developmental, and molecular biology ...
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Rwandan scientists debate potential pros and cons of allowing farmers to grow GMO crops

[G]enetically modified organisms (GMOs), which scientists argue are primed to revolutionise agriculture and livestock, have attracted criticism and skepticism from ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Cargill tries to balance science and its embrace of Non-GMO label

About 9 months ago Cargill sent out a tweet that unintentionally offended, and profoundly offended, thousands of North American farmers ...
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Consumers more concerned about GMO crops’ environmental impact than health worries, German study finds

[H]ealth risks were generally perceived to be lower for bioenergy than food whenever full commercialization was pursued. Furthermore, full commercialization ...
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Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Video: Are GMO crops and organic farming necessarily at odds?

GMO vs Organic... The ultimate food fight right? Not really. Lots of GMOs could be grown organically, and lots of ...
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Why approved Chinese-developed GMO rice that boosts yields, reduces pesticide use not available to country’s farmers, consumers

In 2009, two insect-resistant genetically modified rice lines (Huahui-1 and Bt-Shanyou -63) were granted biosafety certificates by the Ministry of ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Non-GMO, gluten-free labels fan consumer fears

Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is the former US Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa, and currently serves as CEO and President ...
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NBC News’ Richard Engel’s son diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Why that’s such a rarity

The Today Show recently reported the sad story of Henry Engel—the toddler son of correspondent Richard Engel and his wife Mary Forrest who ...
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Facts not fear: Science Moms’ documentary debunks common food myths about GMOs, organic farming

Editor's note: Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, educator, and mom of two  In the new documentary, Science Moms, they ...
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South African economist: Fall armyworm outbreak shows why Africa should embrace GMO crops

Editor's note: Wandile Sihlobo is an Agricultural Economist and Head of Agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in ...
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How gene-edited crops could spell the end of the infamous term ‘GMO’

Political and social controversies, as well as complications of plant breeding, intellectual property, and regulation, have compromised the promised impact ...
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Time-lapse video: Gene-silenced non-browning Arctic Apple vs conventional fruit

It can sometimes be a challenge to demonstrate the impact of the non-browning trait. But seeing is believing, so take ...
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Talking Biotech: Know Ideas Media gives scientists platform to discuss future of food and farming

Canadian filmmaker Nick Saik is taking the 100+ hours of footage he recorded for his Know GMO documentary and turning ...
Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Usually, a video with kids talking is cute, funny, perhaps poignant. However, scientists’ and farmers’ reactions to a promotional video ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers deserve to know if food is ‘genetically manipulated’

In 2018, the inherently slow process of crossbreeding may seem as quaint as Web 1.0. New technology has helped speed ...
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Lessons learned from the 2017 Monsanto dicamba herbicide fiasco

Farmers, university scientists, the EPA and ag companies are working together to figure out what went wrong and how to ...
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Nigeria’s agriculture minister seeks advice on GMO food safety from country’s scientists

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on ...
Frankenstein story reminds us why fear is an 'easy sell' for science skeptics

Frankenstein story reminds us why fear is an ‘easy sell’ for science skeptics

On 1 August 1790, a precocious student named Victor Frankenstein submitted a radical proposal to an ethical panel at the ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s how activists manipulate cell phone cancer risk statistics to fool regulators

Although some people argue that cell phone usage contributes to rising brain cancer rates, analysis of the data shows no ...
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‘GMO stigma’: Arctic Apple—on sale in US—battles public perceptions

The Arctic Apple, on sale in the US from Canadian company Okanagan Speciality Fruits, is a genetically modified (GM) apple that ...
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Farmers, scientists worry anti-GMO activists could stymie CRISPR and other gene-edited crop research

[N]ew precision breeding tools are creating such a buzz that some activists suggest techniques like CRISPR Cas9 - which involves ...
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Critics push back against Australian government recommendation to loosen constraints on CRISPR gene editing research

Australia’s gene technology regulator has proposed a bold shake-up of rules surrounding genetic engineering processes, potentially loosening constraints on research ...
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Ugandan experts: GMOs—like vaccines—can save lives

The debate on Genetically Modified Organisms was recently re-ignited after [Uganda's] President Yoweri Museveni refused to give his assent to ...
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Why Greenpeace opposes GMOs: It’s a ‘corporate takeover of our food system’

Large corporations producing genetically modified seeds dominate the debate, with activists questioning their motives and whether they have the ability ...
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Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free

US government funding and royalty-free Bt technology from Monsanto will enable West African countries to provide farmers with free cowpea ...