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Scaremongers and ignorance might win with “Right to Know Act”

If the "Right to Know Act" introduced to Congress passes, food companies might as well go ahead and slap GMO ...
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Federal GMO labeling bill introduced to Congress

Federal legislation that would require food labels to identify genetically engineered ingredients was introduced Wednesday ...
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Greener than green: Biotech and the future of agriculture (Part II)

Has the promise of the agricultural biotech revolution been oversold? Why are so many otherwise progressive thinkers so resistant to ...
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How GMOs affect the world, and Kansas State

A student-run newspaper features a two-part series about genetically modified crops, nutrition, and Monsanto's ties to Kansas State University ...
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Pig born using new GM technique

A new "gene-editing" tool has allowed scientists to create a disease-resistant pig. Can the new technique help to overcome the ...
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Middle school experiment suggests health benefits of organic food — for fruit flies, at least

A student's experiment, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that flies fed on organic fruits and veggies were healthier ...
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As final approval of GM salmon nears, debate heats up

In an online debate, AquaBounty president Elliot Entis discusses his company's GM salmon with author Paul Greenberg, a critic of ...
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How will synthetic biology shape the future of agriculture?

Synthetic biology may have huge benefits for agriculture, but it will challenge human value systems ...
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A rebuttal to Mark Bittman’s NYT op-ed

Former FDA official Henry Miller thoroughly debunks an anti-GMO rant in the New York Times ...
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To battle blight, organic apple farmers use antibiotics

Organic farms' use of antibiotics to fight bacterial infections raises questions about labeling transparency and greener alternatives ...
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Anti-GMO attitudes and political leanings

GMO opponents come from both ends of the political spectrum, but Kloor writes that denialist arguments are more likely to ...
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GMO opponents rail against the “Monsanto Protection Act”

A new resolution would seem to place the commercial concerns of Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of GM crops and ...
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The lowdown on GMOs with Kevin Folta

Plant geneticist Kevin Folta argues that "GMO debate" is entirely in the minds of campaigners; the science is settled as ...
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Why Obama dropped the ball in investigating Monsanto’s monopoly

How the government let one company squash biotech innovation and dominate an entire industry ...
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Why anti-genetic engineering activists never quit

Why do GMO protestors cling to discredited scare scenarios? “The motivations range from cupidity to stupidity, with several stops in ...
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Why it will take Whole Foods five years to solve GMO labeling

Some GMO labeling activists say 2018 is not soon enough for Whole Foods' GMO labeling mandates to kick in. Mike ...
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Whole Foods, GMO labeling, and the illusion of transparency

Despite the claims of Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey, the store's new GMO labeling policy is likely to achieve exactly ...
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Twenty-year review: GM crops are safe

A review of two decades of research on transgenic crops has found transgenic crops no less safe than their traditional ...
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Don’t be afraid of GM salmon

A New York Times opinion piece urges the FDA to approve AquaBounty's GM salmon, for the good of consumers as ...
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Frankenfoods reduce global warming

This ISAAA reports that in 2012, GM crops reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 23 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent ...
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Alaska fishermen fight FDA approval of GM salmon

Fishermen and family businesses fear that faster-growing GM salmon will threaten their livelihoods by flooding the market with cheap fish ...
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The future of the apple: A small biotech company could change the debate on GMOs

A small company in Canada is using genetic engineering to create apples that don’t brown when you cut them. Will ...
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World’s GM crops crops larger than U.S. by half

Mother Jones offers an excellent visual breakdown of the recent ISAAA report on the global prevalence of GM crops ...
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Own it, don’t hide it: The pro-GMO backlash

As agribusiness gears up to spend millions fighting GMO labeling in Washington, reporter Eric Scigliano has a better plan: Don't ...
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When GM seeds go generic

The Roundup Ready soybean patent expires in 2014, making it the first genetically modified plant to go generic. What happens ...
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Bowman v. Monsanto is not about the save-the-seeds myth

If a farmer wishes to forgo the advantages of GM seed, he or she can simply use older, unrestricted crop ...
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Poland backs away from agricultural biotech

Last month Poland banned an important farm technology for purely political reasons and without any scientific justification, argues a Polish ...
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Bowman v. Monsanto: Supremes unsympathetic to farmer’s deception

In the battle over GM seeds and their progeny, the Supreme Court appears to favor intellectual property rights ...