Even non-GMO foods contain genes? America's confusion over what we eat

Even non-GMO foods contain genes? America’s confusion over what we eat

More than a third of Americans think that only GMO foods contain genes. Even worse--people aren't looking to scientists to ...
Does Uganda need GMOs? Scientists look to gene editing to spur innovation

Does Uganda need GMOs? Scientists look to gene editing to spur innovation

Even as scientists in Uganda and other African countries aggressively push for approvals of new disease-fighting GMO crops, the focus ...
Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Can consumers trust "independent" studies funded by corporations that have found genetically modified foods safe? Anti-GMO activists say 'no.' But ...
Uganda: From scorching drought to ravaging worms, poor pay the price for missing out on a biotech solution

Uganda: From scorching drought to ravaging worms, poor pay the price for missing out on a biotech solution

The food and famine crisis is finally bringing to a head the clash between anti-GMO activists, mostly European based, and ...
Vulnerable system? What if world's breadbaskets experience crop failure at same time?

Vulnerable system? What if world’s breadbaskets experience crop failure at same time?

Less than 25 percent of Earth’s cropland produces nearly 75% of the staple crops that feed us. Are globalization and ...
The story behind the well-funded opposition to block AquaBounty's sustainable GMO salmon

The story behind the well-funded opposition to block AquaBounty’s sustainable GMO salmon

Opposition to the world's first GMO animal approved for human consumption was fueled by a variety of sources --from quacks ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement—and label demands—lose steam under Republican administration

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement—and label demands—lose steam under Republican administration

The new administration has chosen to follow the analysis of the National Academy of Sciences, which found no material or ...
Why we need peaceful co-existence between GMOs and organics

Why we need peaceful co-existence between GMOs and organics

Could organic and GM farming step past the rhetoric and vitriol, and co-exist? The science says yes ...
'GMOs Revealed': Documentary series delivers familiar arguments from the fringe

‘GMOs Revealed’: Documentary series delivers familiar arguments from the fringe

Multi-part documentary series will be rolled out over nine days, offering familiar voices from the anti-GMO fringe ...
Can epigenetics change the way we breed crops for drought and climate change?

Can epigenetics change the way we breed crops for drought and climate change?

New techniques allow researchers to change the way crops behave and handle adverse conditions--without actually altering the plants' underlying DNA ...
Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists

Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists

Teacher Stephan Neidenbach reflects on his experiences using--and being targeted by—Freedom of Information Act requests, the technique commandeered by US ...
Viewpoint: Democrats' GMO labeling push is an embarrassment to pro-science progressives

Viewpoint: Democrats’ GMO labeling push is an embarrassment to pro-science progressives

A group of House Democrats, who called the proposed federal GMO labeling standards 'weak' and 'confusing,' are being urged not ...
'There is no contradiction to being a vegan and eating GMO foods'

‘There is no contradiction to being a vegan and eating GMO foods’

Should vegans support GMOs and biotechnology in agriculture as a means to optimize agriculture and minimize suffering and pain of ...
Viewpoint: Netflix movie Okja stokes unwarranted GMO fears, promotes anti-science worldview

Viewpoint: Netflix movie Okja stokes unwarranted GMO fears, promotes anti-science worldview

The film about a fictitious evil corporation called "Mirando" that genetically engineers dangerous "superpigs" for food encapsulates all of the ...
Do we need GMOs? Don't we have enough food to feed the world?

Do we need GMOs? Don’t we have enough food to feed the world?

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but what does that really mean, considering abundant food in the west ...
Anti-GMO claim: Big Ag controls farmers through seeds patents -- here's the reality

Anti-GMO claim: Big Ag controls farmers through seeds patents — here’s the reality

Farmers have a wide range of choices for seeds, including conventional and GMO. And most, for economic and performance rather ...
Banana wilt, GMOs and Food Evolution: Behind the scenes in Uganda profiling desperate plight of poor farmers

Banana wilt, GMOs and Food Evolution: Behind the scenes in Uganda profiling desperate plight of poor farmers

Despite claims by anti-GMO activists who say crop biotechnology mostly benefits big corporations, African farmers and poor people are the ...
Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
Ideological hypocrisy? Environmentalists once supported land-based aquaculture—until it included genetically modified fish

Ideological hypocrisy? Environmentalists once supported land-based aquaculture—until it included genetically modified fish

The flip-flop by Food and Water Watch and other advocacy groups rests not on environmental or science-based concerns but on ...
Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about 'confirmation bias' in foodie and anti-GMO community

Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

One of the more surprising reactions to the documentary--and disappointing to scientists--came from organic and agroecology supporters who called it ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Should farmers use vinegar, instead of genetically engineered solutions, to protect crops from drought?

Epigenetics Around the Web: Should farmers use vinegar, instead of genetically engineered solutions, to protect crops from drought?

A new study being peddled by anti-GMO activists suggests that table vinegar may be equal or superior to advanced breeding ...
When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice

When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice

The newest generation of genetically engineered crops, using CRISPR gene editing, can help farmers fight pests with only minimal changes ...
Vitamins, nutrients can be harder to find in organic, non-GMO foods

Vitamins, nutrients can be harder to find in organic, non-GMO foods

Supply chain issues -- and restrictions imposed by anti-GMO groups -- may be responsible for what appears to be a ...
Viewpoint: Activists fuel public's disconnect from modern agriculture—and it hurts farmers

Viewpoint: Activists fuel public’s disconnect from modern agriculture—and it hurts farmers

Farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by the demands and unrealistic expectations of food advocacy groups and activists such as ...
Food Evolution interview: Could 'pro science' documentary inspire a pro-GMO food movement?

Food Evolution interview: Could ‘pro science’ documentary inspire a pro-GMO food movement?

Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the film's funding, and challenges the "ruthless ...
Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: 'I wanted to reset the debate' over food and farming

Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: ‘I wanted to reset the debate’ over food and farming

Oscar-nominated director talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the reaction his documentary has received, both from GMO critics and ...
Can genetic modification turn annual crops into perennials?

Can genetic modification turn annual crops into perennials?

One of the ways we could increase yields--and improve sustainability--would be to convert key grain crops into perennials, allowing them ...
Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry's

Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry’s

The pile-on against Ben & Jerry's — "outed" for having traces of glyphosate in its ice creams — seems like ...