Genetic modification can help solve global food crisis

The biggest impact investor in the world, Bill Gates, believes one of the solutions to world hunger is through the ...

“Food police” routed, food movement failing

As Americans tuck into their turkey and dressing on Thursday, they might add one little item to the list of ...

Mexico takes a step toward allowing GM corn

As California voters were considering whether to require food with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, the ongoing ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Scientists in UK urge more agricultural R&D

Forecasts of a world population of 9 billion has prompted the publication on Friday of Feeding the Future, a report ...

Prop 37: The failure of a fringe group

Those who fight against genetically engineered crops are fast becoming a fringe group. Despite years of hard scientific facts, they ...

Russia needs to defend itself against GMOs

Russia needs to enter a five-year moratorium on the use of GMO food products and growing of GMP plants. This ...

Will Obama deliver on campaign promise of GMO labeling?

The stance of the Barack Obama administration on genetically modified foods (GMOs) has been under great scrutiny for many years, ...

Thanksgiving: Millions will celebrate with a turkey that could never exist in nature

They will carve a bird with an oversize breast and legs too puny for walking. After more than a half-century ...

Why did Prop 37 fail? It wasn’t just the money

Michele R. Simon, a lawyer and paid writer and spokesperson for the Yes on 37 campaign argued that it lost ...
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Anti-GM corn study reconsidered: Séralini finally responds to torrent of criticism

We are now two months into L'affaire Séralini—the publication of a maize rodent study by French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini and ...

How did “biotechnology” become a dirty word?

How did the word biotechnology become so dangerous? Mention it in a group and people look at you with suspicion ...

Genetically Modified: two words worth $45 million

Despite significant popular support for the labeling of genetically modified foods in recent polls, when it came time to vote ...

The genes we eat: a conversation

Many worry that genetic advances could result in risks to our health and the environment—concerns that surfaced again in the ...

What will it take to convince people GM foods are safe?

Genetically modified foods are a hot button issue for a lot of people. Just a few weeks ago, California voters ...

GM labeling fight goes to Washington State

The next stop for the GMO labeling movement is Washington State, where I-522 (also known as "The People’s Right To ...

What’s in store for food reform in Obama’s second term?

When Obama was first elected, food reformers dreamt big. As Michael Pollan wrote just after the 2008 election in his ...

Australia grapples with GM wheat

Last month, a group of Australian scientists published a warning to the citizens of the country and of the world ...

Food movement loses battles but will win war

While support for GE food labels has never been stronger, the incessant drumbeat of misleading and outright false industry advertising ...

North Dakota protects “modern” agriculture

Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a ...
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What’s next for the anti-GM food movement?

The reflections and recriminations over the rejection of California’s Proposition 37 is in full swing. The measure was soundly defeated, ...
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Goldfish Crackers targeted in ‘natural’ lawsuit in wake of Prop 37

While Prop 37 did not pass, the failure to disclose the presence of GMOs in foods that are marketed as ...

GMO labeling efforts change course after California defeat

The failure on Tuesday of a California ballot initiative that would have mandated labeling of genetically modified foods is not ...

The Monsanto fallacy

It’s my favorite new logical fallacy, the “Appeal to Monsanto”, the world’s largest producer of biotech agriculture seeds. This is ...
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Organic versus inorganic: an important distinction, but not for obvious reasons

The distinction between organic and inorganic -- natural versus unnatural -- carries massive cultural, historical, and social freight, as demonstrated ...
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International approvals slow for biotech crops

The global market for biotech crops will continue to be fractured unless international approvals are harmonized.Each nation has its own ...

Scientists cheer death of Prop 37

Scientists, on the whole, are pleased to see Prop 37 fail this week. This blog post from SciAm explains the ...
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