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Justice Department ends Monsanto Investigation

While we were celebrating Thanksgiving, Monsanto had much to be thankful for, too. Last month, the Department of Justice quietly ...
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India’s GM food hypocrisy

India's relationship with genetic engineering in agriculture is in total disarray, the victim of activists' scaremongering and government pandering ...
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Kenya issues blanket GMO ban

Kenya, one of the first African countries to legalize GM technology, used to be recognized as a leader in that ...
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USDA urges consideration of GMO crop insurance; Organic farmers howl

The USDA's new report, “Enchancing Coexistence,” advocates a crop insurance pilot program for farmers harmed by cross-pollination from GM crops ...
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Misrepresentations dogged both sides of Prop 37 campaign

The Yes on 37 campaign argued that it lost due to “lies, dirty tricks, and $45 million” spent by the ...
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Scientists respond to controversial Séralini maize study

The fallout continues over the questionable study by French molecular biologist Gilles-Eric Seralini of rats fed genetically engineered rice. Food ...
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Prop 37 defeated: a retrospective

California's Proposition 37 -- which would have required labeling of genetically modified foods -- failed to pass last night. While ...
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Prop 37: An initiative in need of its own warning label

Prop 37 doesn’t deliver what it promises. It's plagued with inconsistencies about what qualifies for a label. Prop 37 isn’t ...
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Mother Jones makes case against Prop 37

California's Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, is coming down to the ...
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Debating the alleged dangers of genetically modified crops

The Australian science site The Conversation recently carried a story from a scientist with CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, challenging ...
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NPR busts anti-GM crop myths

Activists and organic farmers resort to spreading disinformation and myths to stir public opinion against biotechnology. NPR's Dan Charles takes ...
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Junk science used to promote Proposition 37

Even if the California ballot measure mandating the labeling of genetically modified food measure goes down, the campaign on behalf ...
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Malpractice on Dr. Oz: Pop health expert hosts anti-GM food rant; Scientists push back

The talk show health and science advice program hit a new low with Dr. Mehment Oz’s recent foray into the ...
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Geneticists take on Dr. Oz’s anti-science attack on GM foods

In a recent program, the Dr. Oz Show aired graphic images of tumor-riddled laboratory rats and charts implying associations with ...
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Scientific assessment of California Prop 37

According to the editor of RealClearScience, biotechnology is being held back by a scaremongering group of environmentalists who seem to ...
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Support for California Prop 37 slipping

The genetically engineered food labeling initiative once had a 2-1 advantage but an advertising blitz has trimmed the lead to ...
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European food safety agency dismisses anti-GM maize study as flawed

The European Food Safety Authority has dismissed as flawed the controversial maize study by Gilles-Eric Séralini and his research team ...
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Fear mongering about DNA-modified apples hurts farmers, consumers, says GM supporter

Most people are familiar with the unappetizing browning of apples shortly after they’re cut or bitten into. The good news ...
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Sloppy anti-GMO journalism goes viral

Keith Floor, who thoroughly deconstructed the uncritical reporting that accompanied the release of the now widely discredited Seralini GM maize ...
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GM foods present serious challenges

For those that want to complain about restricting technologies, the truth is that we do it all the time. According ...
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Are GM foods safe? Opponents are skeptical

Are the emotionally charged, politicized discourse on GMOs mired in the kind of fever swamps that have polluted climate science ...
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Flawed GM corn study fallout: Russia suspends import of Monsanto corn

In what can only be described as a hysteria-driven reaction, the Russian government has "temporarily" suspended the import of a ...
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Media manipulation by anti-GM scientists and NGOs

The controversial study purportedly documenting the dangers of GM corn continues to come under fire--not from industry critics but from ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...