Genetic Literacy Project cited in Maui debate over GM labeling

Genetic Literacy Project cited in Maui debate over GM labeling

Are genetically engineered food products safe? And, should such products be labeled to give consumers informed choices? Those questions hung ...
Scientists savage study purportedly showing health dangers of Monsanto's GM corn

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 ...
Wal-Mart resists protesters, will sell GM corn

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 ...
GMOs and California: To label or not to label?

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 ...
A song tries to go beyond the ‘OMG’ reaction to GMOs

A song tries to go beyond the ‘OMG’ reaction to GMOs

David Holmes and Andrew Bean, two graduates from NYU, have created a hip hop music video called “OMG GMOs”, aimed ...
"Big Organic" outspends pro-GM forces in California labeling fight

“Big Organic” outspends pro-GM forces in California labeling fight

Both the 'yes' and 'no' side of the California GMO labeling controversy have been fundraising to raise money for the ...
High hopes for drought-resistant corn

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 ...
To label or not to label? The California GMO labeling initiative gears up for the big vote

To label or not to label? The California GMO labeling initiative gears up for the big vote

The anticipation builds as voters prepare to head to the polls for November’s election. And for those voters in California, ...
Florida could gain a new resident: The genetically engineered mosquito

Florida could gain a new resident: The genetically engineered mosquito

The British biotechnology firm Oxitec has applied to the FDA to release a genetically modified mosquito in Florida to prevent ...
The California GM labeling controversy joins list of historical food scares

The California GM labeling controversy joins list of historical food scares

Writer Kevin Folta takes aim at anti-GM activists in this piece, comparing the California GM labeling controversy with other food ...
Despite record heat wave and drought, genetic engineering will result in productive corn season

Despite record heat wave and drought, genetic engineering will result in productive corn season

Corn farmers expected this to be a record year, the biggest since 1937. But after months with little or no ...
Climate change drives salmon evolution

Climate change drives salmon evolution

Salmon DNA records stretching back over 30 years show that nature has increasingly selected for fish that migrate from the ...
Huh? Activists embrace new foods mutated with toxic chemicals and radiation, reject safe GMOs

Huh? Activists embrace new foods mutated with toxic chemicals and radiation, reject safe GMOs

Anti-GMO campaigners take no issue with new crops created by soaking seeds or tissues in toxic chemicals or subjecting them ...
Part II: How biotech corn and roundup ready soy work - And why they should not scare you

Part II: How biotech corn and roundup ready soy work – And why they should not scare you

In Part II of his series of articles responding to anti-biotech activists, Professor Michael Eisen explains the reasons why GM ...
GMO labels limit choices, hurt the poor

GMO labels limit choices, hurt the poor

To build support for the California GMO labeling law, NGOs and activist groups have played on consumer fears about a ...
Part 1: GMOs: Gene transfer is neither unnatural nor dangerous

Part 1: GMOs: Gene transfer is neither unnatural nor dangerous

Anti-agricultural biotech NGOs and activists raise a common and familiar set of fears in the campaign to get biotech foods ...
Australian farmer: Don't let the biotech revolution leave us behind

Australian farmer: Don’t let the biotech revolution leave us behind

In southern Australia, the soil there is some of the driest in all of the world. To cope with drought ...
American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...
Genetic engineering turns mosquitoes into disease fighting weapons

Genetic engineering turns mosquitoes into disease fighting weapons

Good intentions often go bad. Questions over the potential danger from spraying DDT to control malaria and other insect-borne scourges ...
Free trade and GM crops: Price sensitive European consumers, blocked from buying most GM products, are willing to buy innovative foods

Free trade and GM crops: Price sensitive European consumers, blocked from buying most GM products, are willing to buy innovative foods

While the political opposition to biotech crops in the European Union is well entrenched, consumers are willing to take a ...
Nobel biologist: Zero evidence that crop biotechnology is harmful; GM safer than conventional food

Nobel biologist: Zero evidence that crop biotechnology is harmful; GM safer than conventional food

Sir Richard Roberts, a British biologist, joined a long and growing list of Nobel laureates, saying that he believes much ...
California's genetically engineered food label may confuse more than inform

California’s genetically engineered food label may confuse more than inform

A new analysis of the labeling initiative suggests that if the new California food labeling law targeted at genetically engineered ...
California's genetically engineered food label may confuse more than inform

California’s genetically engineered food label may confuse more than inform

A new analysis of the labeling initiative suggests that if the new California food labeling law targeted at genetically engineered ...
Food security: Socio-econonomic and environmental impacts of crop biotechnology

Food security: Socio-econonomic and environmental impacts of crop biotechnology

The economic impact of crop biotechnology continued to grow, according to a recently released report. The growth was particularly dramatic ...
Soviet entrepreneur holds fate of GM salmon

Soviet entrepreneur holds fate of GM salmon

If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government ...
As gene mapping nears $1,000, will it improve our health?

As gene mapping nears $1,000, will it improve our health?

The cost of mapping a person's full genetic profile has been dropping quickly. Now, doctors are struggling with a new ...
Genes & obesity

Genes & obesity

The latest Genomics & Health Impact Update has a primer on genetic links to obesity—a must read. It also links ...
Genes & obesity

Genes & obesity

The latest Genomics & Health Impact Update has a primer on genetic links to obesity—a must read. It also links ...