Six-year study of salmon genetics represents “a model of stakeholder participation”

A massive study of salmon genetics undertaken in Alaska over the last six years is notable both for its sheer ...
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Scientists respond to controversial Séralini maize study

The fallout continues over the questionable study by French molecular biologist Gilles-Eric Seralini of rats fed genetically engineered rice. Food ...
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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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Is organic agriculture “affluent narcissism?”

"Eating organic" has achieved almost cult-like status. Yet it rife with internal inconsistencies and seems to be a choice only ...
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Genetics at center of several “battlegrounds” in next 4 years

In the wake of Obama's victory, Wired takes a look at the battles to come in the next four years ...

Mapping the chocolate genome: hope of improved cacao plants

Mark Guiltinan is a professor of plant molecular biology in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences ...

Despite defeat, Prop 37 proponents will keep fighting

Despite losing the popular vote by six percentage points, the Proposition 37 campaign, which fought to require California labeling of ...

Proposition 37.1: let’s start this conversation

In the shadow of Proposition 37's defeat maybe we can have a real conversation. Angry, uninformed discussion based on fear ...
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Is organic agriculture “affluent narcissism?”

"Eating organic" has achieved almost cult-like status. Yet it rife with internal inconsistencies and seems to be a choice only ...

Prop 37 — defeat or not — marks food movement coming of age

If Proposition 37, California’s GMO labeling measure, gets voted down today, it will be unfortunate and frustrating for many. But ...

RIP, food transparency

The death of Proposition 37 should not be surprising. The blame game surely will begin with Wednesday morning quarterbacking, starting ...

Proposition 37 defeated in California

A measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods was defeated Tuesday. Proposition 37 was the second time nationwide that ...

India: 10-year moratorium on GM crops proposed

Doing business in India is about to get harder for genetically modified seed companies like Monsanto, an article in this ...
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Prop 37 defeated: a retrospective

California's Proposition 37 -- which would have required labeling of genetically modified foods -- failed to pass last night. While ...

Mom: you owe your kids “yes” on 37

My stance, as a mother, is clear: I will do everything in my power to avoid subjecting my baby boy ...

Both sides of Prop. 37 debate guilty of misleading voters

The No on 37 campaign used misused the FDA seal to make them seem in favor of their cause; the ...

GMO prop drops in poll as spending against soars

As food and biotechnology giants spend millions of dollars battling Proposition 37, support for the mandatory genetically modified food measure ...

India: Scientists present joint front on GM crops

Rattled by the possibility of a ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in India, the country’s top scientific organizations are ...

Can genetically engineered foods harm you?

Genetically engineered (GE) foods are in the headlines again. Last month, a controversial French study claimed that a particular strain ...

Biotechnology could offer “quantum leap” for Nigerian agriculture

An interview with Dr. Abubakar Lawali, a Plant Breeder is with the Department of Crop Science of Faculty of Agriculture, ...
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Trial lawyer heaven/natural food hell: The real-life consequences of Prop 37

The proponents of California Proposition 37 like to frame the vote as “right to know” issue. If only that were ...

Prop 37: An initiative in need of its own warning label? Pro-GM supporter says no to Prop 37

Like much that transpires in politics, most of the anti-genetic engineering campaigns we’ve seen over the past 30 years are ...
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California Shakedown: Prop 37 could open floodgates to consumer suits

Under Prop 37, any Californian would be able to sue any seller or manufacturer of a product that contained even ...
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Prop 37: An initiative in need of its own warning label

Prop 37 doesn’t deliver what it promises. It's plagued with inconsistencies about what qualifies for a label. Prop 37 isn’t ...
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Rethinking GM, conventional, and organic food safety

What is "food safety?" Any pronouncement of "safety" is a qualified assessment and subject to being wrong depending on the ...

Armenia: GMO free zone

Today at the usual Cabinet session the RA Minister of Nature Protection Aram Hartutyunyan presented to the Cabinet the project ...

UK: Row erupts over GM ‘agenda setting’ claims

Anti-GM lobby groups Genewatch UK and GM Freeze have published information which they believe shows GM companies such as Monsanto, ...
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