Former organic farmer and USDA inspector: Time for National Organic Program to allow GMO crops

Former organic farmer and USDA inspector: Time for National Organic Program to allow GMO crops

Editor's note: Mischa Popoff is a former USDA organic inspector and farmer Organic activists would like you to believe their ...
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Will the noxious public debate over GMOs turn consumers against gene-edited crops?

Americans are easily riled about genetically modifying crops, animals and foods, even though research indicates they know little about how ...
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Proposed California ballot initiative ignores scientific consensus on GMOs, vaccine safety

A proposed ballot initiative takes Golden State wackiness to the next level. ... This fall, Californians may have the opportunity ...
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Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, ...
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Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff: Despite opposition, GMOs adopted faster than any crops in human history

Despite the controversy surrounding it, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used for food can play a big role in meeting the ...
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Sri Lanka’s tea industry calls on government to lift ‘arbitrary’ ban on glyphosate herbicide

In a strongly-worded statement, Sri Lanka’s tea industry stakeholders, including state-run Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) Chairman Rohan Pethiyagoda, called ...
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Lost rice variety cultivated by US slaves rediscovered in Trinidad—and coming to your plates

Among the biologists, geneticists and historians who use food as a lens to study the African diaspora, rice is a ...
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Herbicide resistance management strategies may not be enough to slow weeds’ evolution, UK study suggests

Editor's note: In the study, the authors note that this research contrasts current industry advice and scientific literature on herbicide resistance management ...
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Australian farmers protest state GMO ban, demand right to grow ‘revolutionary’ omega-3 canola

South Australian grain growers are loudly lamenting the cost of their state’s ban on genetically modified (GM) crops which threatens ...
USDA data confirm organic yields significantly lower than with conventional farming

USDA data confirm organic yields significantly lower than with conventional farming

Government data comparing yields of organic vs. conventional farms finds a sharp yield edge for conventional on more than 84 ...
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Gene editing could help brassica crops adapt to climate change

A harmful effect of climate change that poses a major threat to food crops around the world could be overcome ...
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Disease-resistant GMO cassava developed by Kenyan scientists moves closer to approval

Cassava farmers are about five years away from accessing disease-resistant genetically modified varieties, currently being tested in specific locations around ...
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Viewpoint: GMO supporters should stop touting dubious health benefits of pink pineapples, Innate potatoes

Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is currently a senior scientist at a California biotech company and holds a PhD in molecular genetics from ...
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GMO yeast could replace hops in beer to save water

If you are a beer drinker, it might surprise you to learn how much water goes into one pint of ...
Gates Foundation, other development donors turn to GMO crops for humanitarian projects

Gates Foundation, other development donors turn to GMO crops for humanitarian projects

Despite ongoing opposition from some activists to genetically modified organisms, a number of development donors are investigating and funding research ...
Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

Monsanto targets Arkansas plant board that voted to heavily restrict dicamba herbicide use

In Arkansas, there's a kind of David-versus-Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller. On one side, there's the giant Monsanto Company ...
Why a global decline in genetic crop variety matters for the future of food

Why a global decline in genetic crop variety matters for the future of food

Preserving the genetic diversity of edible plants could help us develop new crop varieties, with useful traits such as drought ...
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Rice gene could dramatically boost several crops’ yields and drought tolerance

Scientists have moved a step closer to identifying how an obscure gene from rice can dramatically improve yields in some ...
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USDA report: Pesticide data shows US food supply ‘one of the safest in the world’

More than 20% of food sampled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2016 show no detectable pesticides and less ...
Ginkgo Bioworks' mission to make GMOs fun, cool and socially conscious

Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission to make GMOs fun, cool and socially conscious

Out on an old Navy dry dock, a biotech company called Ginkgo Bioworks is growing genetically modified organisms by the ...
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European consumers think non-GMO, other ‘free-from’ labeled foods are healthier

Free-from labelled foods seem healthier, with GM-free and palm oil-free labels having the strongest effect, according to a study of ...
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Australia approves GMO canola high in omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption and animal feed

Nufarm is turning its attention to Asian markets after Australian regulators approved its genetically modified omega-3 canola for human consumption and use in animal ...
4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...
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Deceptive article on how to identify ‘poisonous GMO tomatoes’ circulating the internet again

Alison Campbell, writing on BioBlog, has been alerted to–and challenged–an article purporting to tell consumers how to distinguish between GM and “regular” ...
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India’s moves to limit Monsanto’s patent royalty payments on GMO seeds could put country’s cotton industry at risk

If India is to reverse the rapid decline in its cotton exports ... it is clear it needs another big ...
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Recombinetics joins battle over whether USDA or FDA should oversee gene-edited animal regulations

Editor's note: Tammy Lee Stanoch is the president & CEO of Recombinetics, an animal gene-editing company based in St. Paul, Minnesota ...
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Chemical could boost crop yields by triggering gene to add branches and fruits

When it comes to agriculture from branched plants, such as apple trees, the more branches that bear fruit, the better ...
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Spain expands GMO corn production by 20%, UK eyes gene editing

Four countries in the EU grew commercial genetically modified (GM) maize in 2016, with Spain adopting the largest area. According ...