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Washington State GMO labeling efforts are light on science

Anti-GMO groups in Washington state, whose citizens will vote on a labeling law next November, are presenting deceptive information about ...
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Getting GM salmon to dinner table faces political hurdles

Now that the FDA has declared GM salmon safe to eat, the fish could become more abundant and less expensive ...
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Center for Genetics in Society excuses White House politicization of FDA, blasts GM salmon

The Biopolitical Times attacks GLP for reporting that the White House illegally and unethically intervened in a scientific review process ...
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White House lifts political block on GE salmon

The Food and Drug Administration today released an electronic version of its Environmental Assessment for a genetically modified (GM) salmon ...
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The global transgenic menagerie

Both sides of the debate over genetic modification in animals -- AquaBounty's “Frankenfish” salmon included -- tend to make it ...
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FDA AquaBounty Draft Environmental Assessment Summary

Here are the four leaked pages of the April 19, 2012 FDA AquaBounty Draft Environmental Assessment Summary ...
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Is the White House interfering with a scientific review?

Leaked documents from the FDA suggest that the first transgenic animal to be considered for federal approval in the U.S ...
Australian debate over Seralini paper continues

Australian debate over Seralini paper continues

The Australian anti-GMO NGO Safe Food Foundation has reaffirmed its support for the much-derided Seralini paper in the wake of ...
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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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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 ...