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Ugandan researchers hit the road to battle anti-GMO propaganda

As Uganda continues to grapple with its biotech future, scientists have launched an initiative to help local farmers better understand ...
Global hunger and how agricultural biotechnology firms can profit by giving away technology

Global hunger and how agricultural biotechnology firms can profit by giving away technology

New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln shows that agricultural biotechnology companies can do well by doing good. Agricultural economists ...
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Video: Why many food companies won’t pick a side in the GMO debate

In this video, Know Ideas Media founder Nick Saik explains why farmers and agriculture companies have to get involved in ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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How Frankenstein and 200 years of horror stories have haunted the biotechnology revolution

It was a dark and stormy night in 1818, when something sinister was loosed upon the world. Okay, so it ...
Viewpoint: Biotech industry must invest more in public outreach, or risk losing GMO debate to activists

Viewpoint: Biotech industry must invest more in public outreach, or risk losing GMO debate to activists

Agri-food is a $110 billion industry in Canada. Canola, just canola, supports 250,000 jobs and has a $26 billion impact ...
Environmental Working Group or the EPA: Who should parents trust about glyphosate safety?

Environmental Working Group or the EPA: Who should parents trust about glyphosate safety?

Remember a couple months back when an advocacy group found what it called “a hefty dose” of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weedkillers such ...
Scientists can save one of Uganda's staple crops with genetic engineering—if lawmakers will let them

Scientists can save one of Uganda’s staple crops with genetic engineering—if lawmakers will let them

Ugandan scientists are accelerating their outreach to lawmakers to make them aware of improved crops like disease-resistant cassava .... Cassava, ...
Teenagers view scientific innovation as key to sustainable farming, UK survey shows

Teenagers view scientific innovation as key to sustainable farming, UK survey shows

Four out of ten teenagers feel that their generation should be much more interested in where their food comes from, ...
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Viewpoint: Experts need to engage, educate the public on benefits of animal gene editing

Gene editing shows considerable potential for improving animal health and welfare and food safety while reducing dependence on antimicrobials and ...
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Cartoons offer ‘simple’ whimsical look at cancer immunotherapy through the eyes of scientists

Four years ago, I was hired for a new and terrific job: to help my colleagues at Solebury Trout and ...
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Science-based regulations in US weaken influence of anti-GMO groups, study suggests

We applied institutional theory to examine the effect of differences in institutional pressures on strategic decisions of .... Greenpeace, in ...
How one plant scientist challenges the 'natural is better' myth

How one plant scientist challenges the ‘natural is better’ myth

Paul Vincelli spends a good deal of his time talking to the public about genetic engineering so it’s not surprising ...
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Challenging the idea that the world’s farmers have been bought by ‘Big Ag’

Accusations that if you say anything good about biotechnology, then you must be getting paid by the multi-nationals, frustrates Canadian ...
Fast food burgers tainted by antibiotics? Not so fast

Fast food burgers tainted by antibiotics? Not so fast

So, [October 18], millions of Americans woke up to the latest alarmist headline—that burger chains are using meat contaminated with ...
High profile dispute over GMO safety shines spotlight on China's biotech handwringing

High profile dispute over GMO safety shines spotlight on China’s biotech handwringing

A dispute between two state-run newspapers over an interview has highlighted China’s unabated fear of genetically modified food. Science and ...
Anti-GMO consumers more likely to oppose nanotechnology as well, study finds

Anti-GMO consumers more likely to oppose nanotechnology as well, study finds

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that an individual's perception of genetically modified organisms might impact their judgments ...
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Boosting crop yields by using genetic engineering to help plants discard natural toxins

Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
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Debunking marijuana myths: Monsanto has not created ‘GMO super weed’

Despite what some chronic users may claim, the cannabis plant is not mystical. Like any living species, its cells house ...
Transcendental Meditation: The strange religious practice behind America's anti-GMO movement

Transcendental Meditation: The strange religious practice behind America’s anti-GMO movement

Celebs from Katy Perry to Ivanka say Transcendental Meditation [TM] helps them focus. The movement’s chief promises more: quasi-magical powers ...
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Farmer to FDA: Get rid of misleading ‘non-GMO’ and other fad food labels

If you’ve made a grocery run at any point in the last few months, you may have noticed the proliferation ...
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Video: Filipino farmer shares insider tips for spreading GMO acceptance in developing world

To mark the occasion of World Food Day, farmers from around the world will convene in Iowa to share thoughts ...
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Biotech industry, anti-GMO activists face off over new NAFTA trade deal

The U.S., Canada and Mexico collectively addressed agricultural biotechnology like genetically modified organisms for the first time in the new ...
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Viewpoint: 7-year food fraud scheme exposes flawed oversight of organic farming

Three farmers in Nebraska just plead guilty to a food fraud scheme in which they were selling conventionally grown corn and soybeans ...
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Nigerian officials warn anti-GMO groups to end campaigns against biotech crops

National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has warned activists to stop campaigning against genetically modified crops, describing the act as being ...
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Natural GMOs? Some crops incorporate ‘foreign DNA’ all by themselves

People opposed to or afraid of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) complain that GMOs are unsafe and unnatural. What do those ...
How to change the minds of GMO skeptics

How to change the minds of GMO skeptics

Critical thinking is something I’ve prided myself on and something I discuss frequently when giving public speeches. Unfortunately, this can sometimes ...
Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Join Kevin Folta as he tackles recent concerns that LaCroix sparkling water contains cockroach-killing insecticides ...