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Will my child be born autistic if I eat GMOs? A scientist’s view

The Internet is aflame with claims linking autism to GMOs and the herbicide glyphosate, frightening many parents. Contributing columnist and ...
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Avoiding “foreign genes” trap: Tale of two potatoes highlights new era of GE crops

J.R. Simplot’s recently approved Innate potato could be the first in a new generation of GMO crops bred using new ...

New vegan cheese uses human DNA to create protein

San Francisco-based iGem group said it found a way to make cheese proteins using genetic sequences found in mammals. The ...
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Mother’s science-based view: Organics and Whole Foods are ‘scam of the decade’

"USDA Certified Organic." These words may conjure notions of wholesomeness, healthiness, freshness and responsible consumer habits. So why is this ...
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Scotts’ GMO turfgrass approved as USDA concludes no risk review necessary for ‘gene gun’ modifications

A new GMO variety of tall fescue turfgrass that's resistant to glyphosate herbicides has been cleared for cultivation by USDA without ...

Anti-corporatism envelops local food movement

If your idea of a locavore is a slow-foodie-body-inscribed-lefty type who’s disdainful of big corporations and ready to Occupy, you ...

Crop biotechnology and the challenges of feeding a world of ten billion

Note: This study by Drew Kershen and Nina Fedoroff is available for free download at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2542310 The latest United Nations population ...
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Are we facing a ‘world without wild bees’?

The bee crisis story keeps morphing. At first, we faced global beemageddon with commercial honeybees at risk. With evidence dimming ...

Biotech can ‘rewild’ crops for resilience

Scientists should "re-wild" food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output ...

Biotech complements conventional and organic ag in promoting biodiversity

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but ...
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Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield’s and Just Label It, on why GMO labeling is not anti-science

Stonyfield Farm’s co-founder and chairman Gary Hirshberg has shifted his attention from building one of the country’s most influential organic ...
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Bee experts shred ‘Harvard’ neonics-Colony Collapse Disorder study, upbraid journalists for ‘activist science’

North America's most prominent bee experts challenge a well-publicized 'Harvard study' that blamed neonicotinoids for bee deaths and Colony Collapse ...

Behind the Label: ‘Non-GMO verified’

Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just the brands ...

Will synbio foods win over consumers?

Only two out of 10 Americans are willing to give lab meat – animal tissue grown without a living host ...
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GMOs and Global Food Security

The high costs and uncertainty about the regulation of GMOs have slowed the rate of innovation of new traits and ...

Nigeria’s agri-biotech development trails South Africa, others

Nigeria is lagging behind in the agricultural biotechnology revolution as other African nations leap forward in its adoption, resulting in ...
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Precision mutagenesis: Are new genome crop editing technologies more ‘natural’?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Over the past 10,000 ...

Organic strawberries in California are still grown with pesticides

After our investigation revealed just how much dangerous pesticides it takes to grow strawberries, many people wrote to us saying they ...
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GMO Safety and Regulations

Calls for increased regulation do not account for the robust review already in place. The safety of GM food and ...

Ethiopian enset: Can native plants be improved for economic viability?

Ethiopians have cultivated enset—a cousin of the banana tree—for thousands of years, converting its stalk, roots and leaves into food, ...
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Would genetically modified salmon be considered kosher?

Many of us in this era of ecologically motivated dietary restrictions find ourselves editing our menu choices, but I wondered ...
Beegate 3: Conflicts of interest dog European IUCN bee panel as nenonic ban devastates crops

Beegate 3: Conflicts of interest dog European IUCN bee panel as nenonic ban devastates crops

Crops are failing in the first year of the neonicotinoid ban, anti-neonic scientists are tainted by conflicts of interest, the ...

Australian organics board reaffirms zero tolerance for GMOs

The group responsible for setting organic standards has rejected an application by the Western Australian Agriculture Department to allow a ...
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Are African farmers in danger of becoming slaves to patented seeds?

GMO debate is sometimes a proxy for questions about corporate control of agriculture, particularly in Africa. As in most cases, ...

Nicaraguan enviro activists say GMOs would not alleviate drought crisis

A severe four-month drought during this year's “wet” season in Nicaragua hit agricultural production in two-thirds of the country’s 153 municipalities ...
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Raw organic milk implicated in death of Australian child

Mountain View Organic are a food marketing company with high flown rhetoric about 'kind farming and good health practices". Mountain ...

21 European scientists call for public support of GMOs

In an open letter released last month, 21 out of the 27 most cited plant scientists in Europe pledged decision makers ...

Golden rice will not solve malnutrition or biodiversity loss

Golden rice is a product of genetically modified technology that is offered as a solution to vitamin D deficiency for ...