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For farmers, GMOs may not be as valuable as perceived

Grist's Johnson does a microanalysis of the benefits of GMOs by interviewing individual farmers, finding that the technology may not ...
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Language can have significant effects on the perception of GMOs

Language is a powerful tool for influencing the public's perception of an issue. Words like "Frankenfood" and "genetically modified" have ...
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Reddit takes on Jeremy Seifert’s “GMO OMG” film

Much of the web-based scientific community has not taken well to "GMO OMG" director Jeremy Seifert's recent crusade of self-promotion ...
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Campaigns against vaccination, GMOs reflect similar biases

The backlash against GMOs reflects a broader anti-science sentiment which delays important emerging technologies ...
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Genetically engineered animals: Are they the future?

As a University of California, Davis researcher explains, the technology used to genetically engineer crops may soon find an important ...
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Gates Foundation will continue to support Golden Rice

The Gates Foundation, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, says it will continue its support of Golden Rice research despite ...
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Bangladesh gets closer to approving GM eggplant

The envy of their neighbors in India, Bangladesh inches closer to approving Bt brinjal (eggplant), a crop that will drastically ...
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Grist’s Nathanael Johnson: Who is really benefiting from GMOs?

Grist's Nathanael Johnson continues his GMO series, investigating who is seeing the real benefits of GMOs. He consults lawyers, economists ...
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The cultural roots of the US/EU divide on GMOs

"The Economist" uses youth agricultural education as a device to discuss the fundamental differences between how the US and Europeans ...
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Changing the paradigm of hostility towards GM food

A "Nature" Editorial explores reasons why so many consumers still remain wary of GM food, more than a decade after ...
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Agriculture groups in Washington oppose food labeling bill I-522

Due to its potential financial cost and unclear regulatory requirements, over 30 agriculture groups oppose Washington State's GMO food labeling ...
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Scientists, journalists and farmers join lively GMO forum

The current Boston Review hosts a discussion forum about GMOs, where professionals in agriculture, journalism and academia respond ...
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“GMO OMG”: An interview with the director

After being intrigued by the new "GMO OMG" documentary, Grist's Johnson interviews the film's director to learn more about his ...
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Labeling GM foods, and other “Krafty” stuff

Beginning with a case in Kraft Mac'N'Cheese, Cami Ryan, a researcher with the University of Saskatchewan, explores the misleading labeling ...
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Kauai’s GMO debate widens the gap between farmers and concerned residents

Supporters of Kauai's resolution 2491 claim pesticide use is causing a rise in cancer, while opponents of the bill fear ...
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Protecting farmers, consumers and crops through genetic engineering

Crops engineered to produce Bt, a pest-killing toxin, have been shown to decrease the use of noxious chemical insecticides; however ...
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Scientific American’s new Food Matters blog is all about the science of food, including GMOs

Plant geneticist Pamela Ronald, who advocates a mix of organic and GM agricultural techniques, is among the many voices joining ...
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China: As officials allow more GMOs, the public’s anti-GMO voices grow louder

A popular newspaper in China published an article by a prominent member of the anti-GMO community, prompting responses from pro-GMO ...
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Food fight: GM Watch pointedly criticizes GMO reporting by Grist’s Johnson

In response to Grist's Nathanael Johnson, GM Watch continues the debate over the safety of GMOs ...
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Grist’s Johnson: Golden Rice essential tool in fighting malnutrition

Grist's Nathanael Johnson jumps in with his own analysis of the Golden Rice debate ...
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GLP’s Jon Entine’s America’s Web Radio interview on Golden Rice

Listen to GLP Executive Director interview about genetically modified Golden Rice on Ray Bowman's “Food and Farm” on America’s Web ...
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Grist’s Johnson provides forum for Pollan and Harmon to respond to GM orange controversy

Following Michael Pollan's highly debated response to Amy Harmon's New York Times feature on GM oranges, Grist's Nathanael Johnson has ...
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Grist vs. GM Watch: Is there a middle in the GMO debate?

GM Watch's scathing critique of Nathanael Johnson's efforts to find the middle ground in the GMO debate has not deterred ...
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Prominent scientists and journalists in agreement: Golden Rice research should continue

Andrew Revkin weaves together narratives from journalists Amy Harmon and Mark Lynas about the critical need for Golden Rice trials ...
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Popular arguments against GMOs countered among inflammatory debate

Swedish science writer Emil Karlsson addresses several popular anti-GMO claims in a new blog post ...
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Michael Pollan and Amy Harmon discuss GMO controversy

Columbia Journalism Review reporter Alexis Sobel Fitts got Michael Pollan to open up for the first time about the recent ...
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Time to stop fighting GMO labeling?

Familiarity will be a powerful dampener of Unreasoning Fear of GMOs; Perhaps we can nudge familiarity along with a out-and-proud ...
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Can GM crops really pass their benefits to weeds?

The ecological dangers of GM crops are a subject of contention, and this article examines recent headlines claiming GM crops ...