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Talking Biotech: Plants that ‘protect themselves’ and reduce pesticide may be future of crop biotechnology

Genetic engineering pioneer Calgene's Maurice Moloney on developing plants that 'naturally' fend off pests ...
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Mary-Dell Chilton: 78-year-old ‘mother of genetic modification’ still innovating

[Mary-Dell] Chilton...led a collaborative research study at Washington University in St. Louis, and although GMO tobacco was never commercialized, it ...
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‘Science mom’ challenges meal delivery service Blue Apron’s non-GMO food policy

Blue Apron's non-GMO policy stirs up a hornets' nest of reaction by pro-science moms on a quest to take on ...
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‘Uncertainty and fear’: Why GE vitamin-A fortified ‘Golden Rice’ has been slow to catch on

Vitamin-A deficiency around the world leads to between 250,000 and 500,000 children going blind – every single year. Half of ...
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After labeling bill fails in Canada, GMO critics press retailers not to sell GM foods

Members of the Canadian Parliament voted against approving mandatory labeling of genetically modified [GMO] foods in a vote on May ...
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Video: How are CRISPR crops regulated differently than GMOs?

Critics say the Obama Administration balked on an opportunity to update Reagan-era guidelines on how agencies like the Department of ...
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Black market GM cotton seeds flood Chinese market, cutting pesticide use and boosting yields

China is one of the world’s top cotton producers partly because of a widespread sowing of banned seeds, according to ...
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Microbiologist, former Greenpeace supporter: Opposition to GMOs ‘responsible for death of poor people’

[Editor's note: The following article has been translated from Dutch and lightly edited for clarity.] [Editor's note: Hidde Boersma is ...
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Non-browning GM Arctic Apple set for fall consumer launch

The company behind the non-browning Arctic Apple is gearing up for its commercial launch with U.S. retailers this fall, following ...
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China lobbies public on GMOs as ChemChina’s takeover of Syngenta nears approval

China will carry out a nationwide poll [June 2017] to test the public’s acceptance of genetically-modified food, a technology the ...
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Anti-pesticide, anti-nuclear activist named France’s new environment minister

The new French president stunned businesses by appointing Nicolas Hulot, an anti-nuclear and anti-pesticide environmental activist, as the country's environmental ...
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Video: Watch out, Gwyneth Paltrow, 5 pro-science moms combat GMO misinformation

In 2015, a group of bloggers wrote an open letter to celebrity moms Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ginnifer Goodwin—criticizing ...
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India’s agriculture ministry has ‘no reservations about promoting GM mustard’

The agriculture ministry ... said it has no reservations about GM mustard, which has been cleared by an expert panel ...
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Evolution could push back against CRISPR gene editing of insects to stop Zika and malaria

Research published [May 2017] suggests that gene editing, a revolutionary cut-and-paste technology that allows bespoke adjustments to an organism’s genome, ...
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‘Inextricably linked’ anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements cause preventable suffering

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's recent coverage of the Organic Consumers Association's and other anti-GMO groups' links to the anti-vaccine ...
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Maine approves 3 genetically engineered blight resistant potatoes that reduce pesticide use

With little fanfare, the Maine Board of Pesticides Control unanimously approved ... the registration of three new types of genetically ...
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GMO-free top labeling issue for 13% of consumers

In recent years, public awareness campaigns have aimed to inform consumers of the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but ...
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Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years

"Fake news" may be new to most people, but not to followers of the anti-GMO debate. Here are some of ...
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Infographic: India poised to dramatically increase its global GMO footprint

GM crop footprint in India is all set to grow once the government gives its final nod to GM Mustard, ...
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Americans pay less attention to ‘organic’ and ‘GMO’ in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads. A new survey suggests that most Americans ...
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Democrats accuse Trump of turning USDA into ‘pro-industry advertising business’ in support of GMOs

[T]he Department of Agriculture under President Trump is throwing its weight behind genetically modified foods with a new GMO-friendly information ...
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Hype and agroecology: Is ‘low input’ farming better for the environment and economy?

[Editor's note: Henry Miller, physician and molecular biologist, is a fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s ...
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Feeding the world: Will GMO seeds rescue yields as global climates dry and heat up?

Take the argument that more heat- and drought-resistant seeds are what’s needed to cope with climate change. The good people ...
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Why GMOs face tough go in China despite huge imports and successful crops

[Editor’s note: Mark Lynas is an author and journalist who reports on crop biotechnology around the world.] Sometimes I hear ...
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Mandatory GMO labeling of foods overwhelmingly defeated in Canadian Parliament

Members of the Canadian Parliament voted against approving mandatory labeling of genetically modified [GMO] foods in a vote in the ...
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India’s first approval of GMO food—mustard—could open door to over 100 GE food products

After many ifs and buts, the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard seems to have reached a decisive phase ...
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Infographic: Who to trust—and who not to trust—about food and farming

With conflicting claims about scientific topics everywhere on the internet, it’s hard to know who to trust. This is especially ...
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US flower sellers forced to destroy 9 varieties of petunias after tests show they’re genetically modified

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced [May 16] that U.S. flower distributors have begun to destroy countless petunia plants ...