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The GMO ‘Population and Prosperity Paradox’: Can biotechnology help meet the growing global food challenge?

Using the innovative tools of biotechnology, scientists are able to genetically engineer crops with traits that can address the challenges ...
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Video: Bill Gates says GM traits critical to improve drought resistance seeds, feed developing world

During a recent event at UC Berkeley, Bill Gates discussed the controversy surrounding GMOs and their importance for global food ...
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Will a non-browing GM apple irreparably hurt the fruit’s image?

The non-browning Arctic Apple should appeal to consumers and food service companies, but will this benefit also make the GM ...
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Nathaneal Johnson: All or nothing debate over GMOs–Does any of it matter?

Johnson bemoans that too much of the conversation about GMOs remains stuck on cliches and focused on extremes and ideology--not ...
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GM halo effect: Can GM crops protect conventional and organic farming?

GM papaya in Hawaii is one of numerous examples of the so-called "halo effect"-- the sustainable benefits conferred on organic ...
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U.S. food industry giants fire preemptive strike, seek federal GMO law

Giants of the U.S. food industry, who have spent millions fighting state GMO initiatives, are taking a page from their ...
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Were insects pollinating 100 million years ago? Ancient plants found in amber suggest so

Scientists recently discovered a 100-million-year-old piece of amber, which revealed the oldest evidence yet of sexual reproduction in a flowering ...
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Why the Cheerio GMO story won’t go away soon

Did General Mills cravenly capitulate to anti-science protestors? Are executives responsibly responding to fragile and changing market demand? Is the ...
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Activists play Agent Orange scare card in hopes of derailing USDA approval of 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans

Agent orange GMO? New genetically modified corn and soybean seeds, already approved in Canada for rollout this year, are closer ...
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Cheerio to GMOs in Cheerios

America's fourth best-selling cereal is now being made without GMOs, a concession to activists who have been pilloring the company's ...
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See no evil: Feinstein’s Frankenfood Folly

Activists opposed to modern techniques of genetic engineering have made it clear that they regard labeling as a first step ...
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20 answers on GMOs: What would conversation be like if we discarded ideology?

Do GMOs pose unique health or environmental problems? Not likely, says Grist columnist, who offers his year end recipe for ...
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UK Guardian botched ‘suicide gene’ story: ‘Terminator seeds’ will not usher in agricultural judgment day

UK Guardian botched its story on "terminator" seeds in Brazil, fanning misconceptions, undermining vaccine and drug research ...
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In hyped claim organic milk is healthier, activist science meets bungled reporting

Last week, the web erupted after organic researcher Charles Benbrook promoted a new study as the long-awaited proof of the ...
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Simple genetic modification could restore American chestnut to dominance

Scientists have found a simple genetic modification to revitalize the American chestnut, but now the question remains: should they be ...
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Podcast: Part II of organic grower Jack’s Farm Radio interview with GLP’s Jon Entine

In Part II of Dan Heckler's interview with GLP’s Jon Entine, the discussion turns to environmental sustainability and claims by ...
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MIT Technology Review makes ‘green’ argument for genetically modified food

Advances in genetic engineering have opened doors for scientists to tackle some of the biggest threats to agriculture in a ...
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No GMOs? How about a helping of irradiated mutant fruits and veggies instead?

Although plants bred through industrial means like mutation breeding for genetic modification might seem dangerous, unnatural does not automatically mean ...
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Grist’s Nathanael Johnson’s GMO archives: Wading through the ideological thicket

The GMO debate is wrought with arguments based on emotion, not facts. Grist's Nathnael Johnson has been wading through the ...
Podcast: Organic grower Jack's Farm Radio interviews GLP's Jon Entine on GMOs and sustainability

Podcast: Organic grower Jack’s Farm Radio interviews GLP’s Jon Entine on GMOs and sustainability

In his exploration of the ins and outs of genetically modified food, organic farmer Dan Heckler interviews GLP's Jon Entine ...
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Food and Chemical Toxicology editor-in-chief defends retraction of Séralini study

In response to several allegations of misconduct against the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, the editor-in-chief released a letter explaining ...
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Johnson in Grist: Despite drawbacks, GE key tool in strengthening global food security

Some say that the costs of genetic engineering outweigh the benefits, but GE is still an important tactic against threats ...
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Anti-GMO salvo: Activists target transgenic trees that could protect endangered forests

Scientists believe that genetically modified trees could bring huge sustainability benefits as the increased development needs of a growing global ...
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Post GMO agriculture: Are some farmers turning away from high tech crops?

The USDA reports that 90% of all corn grown in the US is genetically modified, yet some local pockets of ...
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Video: Hofstra GMO debate highlights science v precautionary fears

Scientists and other professionals debate whether regulations on GMOs should be tighter or less restrictive ...
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Jeffrey Smith’s claim of rampant GMO/gluten allergies rebuked by Celiac Disease Foundation

A recent report by anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith claims that GMOs can be blamed for the rise of gluten-sensitivity disorders, ...
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Campaign to block McDonald’s healthier GM french fries threatens next generation consumer friendly GM foods

Anti-GMO campaign to pressure McDonald's from using a healthier and more environmentally friendly GM potato threatens next generation of consumer ...
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GMOs vs. mutagenesis vs. conventional breeding: Which wins?

Is the process of mutagenesis more safe and efficient than genetic modification? Maybe not ...