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USDA urges consideration of GMO crop insurance; Organic farmers howl

The USDA's new report, “Enchancing Coexistence,” advocates a crop insurance pilot program for farmers harmed by cross-pollination from GM crops ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Follow the money: Roots of the anti-genetic engineering movement

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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Malpractice on Dr. Oz: Pop health expert hosts anti-GM food rant; Scientists push back

The talk show health and science advice program hit a new low with Dr. Mehment Oz’s recent foray into the ...
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Scientific assessment of California Prop 37

According to the editor of RealClearScience, biotechnology is being held back by a scaremongering group of environmentalists who seem to ...
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Chilling effect of FDA slowness on approving GM animals that would lead to sustainable foods

A salmon with designer DNA has been in regulatory limbo since the Food and Drug Administration concluded that the fish ...
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Does the Seralini corn study fiasco mark a turning point in the debate over GM food?

Are anti-biotech campaigners the leftwing version of climate change deniers? The science media are finally confronting the distortions perpetrated by ...
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Media manipulation by anti-GM scientists and NGOs

The controversial study purportedly documenting the dangers of GM corn continues to come under fire--not from industry critics but from ...
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Scientists savage study purportedly showing health dangers of Monsanto’s GM corn

Are GM foods harmful or nutritionally less beneficial when compared to conventional or organic foods? Scientists and regulators almost universally ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...
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Wal-Mart resists protesters, will sell GM corn

The protest over Walmart’s decision to sell genetically modified sweet corn is building. Opponents of GM foods are alarmed and ...
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Organic myth: No evidence that expensive ‘natural’ foods are healthier or better for the environment

There is remarkably little difference in nutritional value or risk for bacterial contamination between more expensive organic and conventional foods ...
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GMOs and California: To label or not to label?

Steve Savage, a plant pathologist working with agricultural technology, gives his explanation of why voters should absolutely vote 'no' on ...
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Golden Rice, set for debut, will be great source of Vitamin A, study shows

A new study found that Golden Rice is just as good, and even better than supplements and other foods at ...
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Would Rachel Carson embrace ‘frankenfoods’? Scientist believes ‘yes’

The ‘Frankenfoods’ debate is coming to your dinner table. This debate is particularly poignant because fifty years ago this September, ...
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High hopes for drought-resistant corn

The United States is having one of the worst droughts recorded in over 50 years. More than three-quarters of U.S ...

Mom: ‘I’d never buy organics because I’m afraid there are dangerous pesticides on conventional produce’

YOU NEED TO SAY IN AN EDITOR'S NOTE WHO THIS 'MOM' IS When my son was a baby, organic was a synonym ...
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