Agricultural industry willing to compromise in GMO labeling battle

To avoid future costly state battles, agricultural corporations have said that they are open to a national labeling standard for ...

Improved soybean yields a result of genetic advances

Since 1924, soybean yields in the US have increased annually 0.34 bushels per acre nationally, according to a study by ...

Rejection of GMOs ‘a major failing’ of environmental activism

“It took me 10 years to really understand that the science wasn’t supporting what we activists were saying [about genetically ...

Local farmers must do their part to stand up to anti-GMO activists

It’s up to local farmers—the silent majority—to stand up to anti-GMO activists in Hawaii, writes Joni Kamiya, author of the ...

View from New Zealand: How the Séralini GMO rat study made suckers of so many people

When a study by French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini came out last year allegedly showing that rats that ate genetically modified ...

Hawaii County’s anti-GMO bill 113 passed too quickly, without consideration of unintended consequences

Hawaii Island’s anti-GMO bill 113 was pushed through Hawaii County Council too quickly, writes farmer Richard Ha. It shouldn't be ...

Rejection of shipment of American GM corn in China an ‘isolated incident’

China recently rejected a 60,000 ton shipment of genetically modified corn from the US because the particular strain was not ...

Anti-GMO activists stuck in the ‘Dark Ages’ when considering biotechnology

“Technology is changing the way we do just about everything, and by all accounts we can’t get enough of it…until ...
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Monsanto confronts devilish public image problem with public outreach efforts

Monsanto and other large agricultural companies are attempting to turn their public image around with greater transparency and increased dialogue ...

LA Times editorial: Local ban on GMOs would not be productive, useful

A local ban on genetically modified crops and seeds in the city of Los Angeles doesn't make sense, writes the LA Times editorial ...

Analysis of Séralini data shows why the botched GMO rat study was retracted

According to PZ Myers,associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Morris, the GMO rat study published more than ...

Food and Chemical Toxicology’s bungled handling of Séralini publication fiasco permanently damaged biotech movement

The apology from Food and Chemical Toxicology over its handling of French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini’s now retracted paper purportedly showing ...

Anti-GMO industry launches demonization tour

In response to the impending approval of the genetically modified Arctic Apple, an anti-GMO group-sponsored speaking tour began its 32-city ...

Fruit growers warn GM Arctic Apple could damage fruit’s image, hurt sales

When he started work on the genetically modified Arctic Apple fifteen years ago, President and Founder of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, ...

Popular sweet grapefruit ‘Rio Red’ a product of unregulated, process of mutagenesis

Texas’s famous Rio Red grapefruit, known for being sweeter than the average grapefruit, does not come by its sweetness naturally, ...

Despite controversial claims, RNA in genetically modified food does not affect human genes

Can RNA from a strain of genetically modified wheat silence human DNA? This recent question on GMO Answers, an industry-run ...

Slowing research on GMOs would be ‘major blow’ to agricultural production

It would be a major blow to agricultural production if research on genetically modified food were to slow or stop, ...

Mutant corn could yield new ways to fight devastating rootworm beetle without insecticides

Researchers at the University of Purdue have discovered a natural novel corn mutation that is highly susceptible to attack by ...

Ecological-focused risk assessment of malaria-fighting GM insects launched

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are attempting to create a new strategy to test the ecological impact of GM ...

GM Watch attacks Mark Lynas for alleged connections to agriculture giant Monsanto

GM Watch, a prominent anti-GMO organization, has called out Mark Lynas, British journalist and supporter of genetically modified food, for ...

Mississippi farmers must pay damages to Monsanto for stealing seeds

A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial for a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto for ...

New German coalition government plans to seek stricter regulation of GMO-fed meat

A new German coalition government, if it's formed, plans to seek tougher regulations in the European Union for labeling meat ...

‘Silent majority’ against Kauai’s anti-GMO Bill 2491 may rescue Kaua’i mayor

It is unknown how the majority of Kauai residents feel about the recent passage of anti-GMO Bill 2491, which severely ...

When the clergy says stupid things about GMOs, credulous congregants lose

Winnipeg-Canada based Lyndsey Smith, a writer for the Real Agriculture blog, discusses why religion and science often don't mix well--and ...

Oregon county’s fears over cross-pollination between GM and organic crops unecessary

The unexpected discussion of genetically modified food in the Oregon Legislature’s special session this year renewed Oregon’s debate over GMOs ...

First GM animal closer to dinner tables as Canada streamlines GM salmon egg production process

Canada has given the go-ahead to commercial production of genetically modified salmon eggs, bringing the world's first GM food animal ...

Rejection of genetically modified food opens doors for unregulated, irradiated crops

After Monsanto withdrew its applications to sell genetically modified seeds in the European Union last year, competing seed companies are ...

Podcast: University of Florida geneticist Kevin Folta tackles cancer threats, pesticide abuse and other anti-GMO myths

On the science blog imprüvism, host Armi Legge tackles the GMO debate and interviews Kevin Folta, professor and department chair ...