How to write like an angry internet ‘expert’ on GMOs

Researching genetically modified food “gave me so many examples of bad science that I could have spoken for three hours ...

‘Mommy blogs’ and parenting sites take over the fight against GMOs

Radical environmental groups initially led the charge against genetically modified food, but today, some of the most vocal and influential ...

Hawaii County’s Bill 113 ‘needlessly stigmatizes’ papaya farmers

“Bill 113 needlessly stigmatizes our papaya farmers…it penalizes them as well,” writes Michael Shintaku, professor of plant pathology at the ...

Farmers say they do not feel ‘forced’ to buy GM seeds

Farmers do feel that they have a choice whether to buy GM seeds or not. A popular argument used by ...

Nobel Laureate Richard Roberts: protesting GM crops is a ‘crime against humanity’

Nobel Laureate Richard J. Roberts said that protesting the use of genetically modified crops is a “crime against humanity" while ...

Hawaii weed lovers alert: Anti-GMO bills threaten ‘Maui gold’ marijuana growers with up to $25,000 per day fine

If Maui County follows the trend of anti-GMO legislation that is sweeping across Hawaii, marijuana growers will be vulnerable to ...

Pakistan: Yields on Bt cotton 20 percent higher despite lower pesticide use

Researchers in Pakistan published a study that showed that Bt cotton, which is genetically modified to produce a protein that ...

NYU’s Marion Nestle promotes anti-GMO book, slams ‘corporate control’ of food supply

Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of “Eat, Drink, Vote,” ...

London School of Economics report: Loosen restrictions on GM crops to help feed malnourished

A report released by the London School of Economics recommends that in order to feed the world amid climate change ...

Agriculture industry ‘under assault’ by anti-GMO movement

The agriculture industry in America, “a vital piece of this economy,” is “under assault in a way that will harm ...

Are GMOs necessary to end world hunger?

Biology graduate student Amber Gabb analyses the role of GMOs in the future of food security. She writes that GMOs ...

A world without GMO crops poses greater risks

Despite the endorsements from scientific organizations and the hundreds of studies showing no adverse environmental or human health effects from ...

US federal official suggests farmers pursue international standards for GM crops

Richard Fisher, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President, recently suggested to a gathering of farmers that they should begin to consider ...

Is mandatory GMO food labeling a subsidy for the organic food industry?

A national, mandatory GM-food label that is being pushed by anti-GMO activists is said to be about “the right to ...

Podcast: Kevin Folta discusses Don Huber’s dubious claim of new superbug created by GM corn

The Food and Farm host Ray Bowman interviews Dr. Kevin Folta, associate professor and interim chair at the University of ...

Research on poplar clones reveals insights into plant epigenetics

A team of researchers led by Sherosha Raj of the University of Toronto found that some clones of poplar trees ...

Does glyphosate (Roundup) lead to superweeds?

In 2004, farmers in Georgia discovered a weed that was resistant to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Round Up ...

How to prevent GM corn from ‘contaminating’ (cross pollinating) non GMO fields

Cross-pollination from genetically modified crops is a major concern to farmers who use conventional methods to grow crops--especially corn, which ...
Economist editorial: 'Green" anti-GMO activists are like 'climate deniers'

Economist editorial: ‘Green” anti-GMO activists are like ‘climate deniers’

The Economist has come out with a stinging editorial [article access requires free registration], "Fields of Beaten Gold," attacking the ...

Serbia blocks cultivation, import of GMOs

Serbia’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced that it will not allow the cultivation or import of genetically modified crops for ...

Honey and GMOs: Greens celebrate EU decision to keep GM pollen label

The European Parliament’s environment committee recently voted on a proposal to revise the EU rules on honey. A majority of ...

India GMO fight: ‘Crop does not become harmful after it is genetically modified’

Many states within India are opposing the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, which would set up an independent ...

In GMO French fry debate, conservationists sit on sidelines as ‘mob mentality’ poisons discussion

Activists who oppose genetic modification have the “advantage” because of the way they frame their arguments, writes Keith Kloor in ...

Spain cuts pesticide use, saves millions of euros by adopting GM corn

The adoption of genetically modified Bt corn in Spain--one of the few European Union countries to embrace GM technology--has allowed ...

Hawai’i island mayor signs anti-GMO Bill 113

Mayor Billy Kenoi of Hawaii’s Big Island has signed Bill 113, a law designed to severely restrict the future planting ...

Details emerge about Maui Councilwoman’s proposed anti-GMO/anti-pesticide bill

Maui Councilwoman Ellie Cochran plans to submit a bill to the Maui County Council that would require agricultural companies to ...

Podcast: Agricultural researcher Cami Ryan discusses Séralini controversy

Dr. Cami Ryan, researcher with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan and prominent supporter of ...

Zimbabwe government will not allow production of GM crops

Government officials announced that Zimbabwe will not allow the cultivation of genetically modified crops. The government has been under pressure ...
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