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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 ...
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Believe it or not, GM was once considered Green tech

Until the German Green Party's politics got involved, GM was seen as a revolutionary success among of the "Green" movement ...
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GMOs and the “reverse halo effect”: Trust is key to dispelling consumer fear

The “reverse halo effect”: once something is labeled GM, it will be perceived as unnatural, therefore bad ...
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Grist: Extremism in defense of GMOs is holding back science

Setting phasers to "utter destruction" is not the best approach to constructive criticism in GMO science ...
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Hawaii: Anti-GM bill could force farmers to tear out their papayas

Big Island Rainbow papaya farmers may have to tear out their trees within 30 months if a new GM bill ...
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Small farms Vs. GMOs and canola

Lane Country residents resubmit initiative to ban genetically modified crops in Oregon ...
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Philippines: Department of Agriculture to sue ‘paid residents’ who destroyed Golden Rice

Six people have been identified in the vandalism of a Golden Rice field trial; authorities believe none of the vandals ...
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Wine Spectator article outlines how GMOs might help wine industry

GMOs might help protect the wine industry from mildew and other problems ...
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Petition to condemn Golden Rice vandalism gains support from scientific community

An online petition to condemn the activists who destroyed a Golden Rice field trial has gained 1500 signatures in just ...
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Glowing Plant researchers respond to Kickstarter ban

Glowing Plant project co-founder discusses Kickstarter's decision to ban GMOs ...
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Why novel dsRNA molecules in GM food are of little to no concern

Consumers should not fear dietary double-stranded RNA from GM foods, studies show ...
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Open letter to French President from French scientists: Lift ban on GMO corn

French scientists write an open letter to French President Francois Hollande, urging him to lift the ban on MON810 corn ...
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Philpott faux pas: Shills, semantics, and a defense of the science writing community

Stop using “industry defenders” and other dismissive catch-alls to frame genetic modification as us-versus-them ...
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Mother Jones’s Philpott supports Pollan “talking points” attack on NYTimes GM orange story

Anti-GMO journalist defends Michael Pollan’s backhanded attack on Amy Harmon’s NYT story on GM oranges ...
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Grist: Who’s doing the research on GMO seeds?

Johnson begins a multi-step investigation into intellectual property rights. Do big biotech corporations really exercise draconian control on all biotech ...
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Kauai’s biotech battle: A field report from geneticist Kevin Folta

In Kauai, there is no reason for fear or action; no need for a bill and restrictive non-scientific regulation ...
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French anti-GM protesters target “hidden GMOs”

French anti-biotech activists are now destroying "hidden GMOs" -- that is crop varieties produced by mutation breeding ...
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Grist: GMOs, allergens and the specter of ‘unknown unknowns’

Grist takes a second, deeper look at the allergenic risk of GM crops relative to traditional crops ...
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GLP Infographic: 10 reasons we need crop biotechnology

The web is overflowing with misleading infographics. Here's our own, more accurate list ...
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Can genome research on the palm tree help save endangered rainforests?

Scientists hope to use genomic knowledge to grow better trees that can yield more oil and reduce pressure on the ...
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Bill 79: Stifle biotech and Hawaiian agriculture will suffer

Can biotechnology help Hawaiian coffee beat the coffee berry borer -- not if anti-biotech activists have their way ...
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Grist: Does the “little difference” between GE and traditional breeding matter?

The interpretation of what “a little” means for perception of risk, and for public policy, varies wildly depending on people’s ...
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It’s time to play God with our food

There future of food may hold some hybrid of organic and genetically modified techniques, if we're ready for it ...
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‘Natural food’ fallacy: “Waiter, there’s a gene in my soup!”

Plant biotechnologist Jimmy Botella busts the naturalistic fallacy and reveals the reality of our "unnatural" natural food supply ...
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Biotech ups food production, won’t feed world alone

Biotech's focus on increasing food production ignores the fact that mass hunger exists alongside a huge surplus ...
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Grist: Genetic engineering versus natural breeding?

With a full understanding of the science, is genetic engineering really all that different than traditional breeding ...
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Biotech innovations rescuing near extinct American chestnut tree

Rival biotechnologists race to use genetic engineering to bring back the American chestnut tree ...