Interview: Vandana Shiva responds to New Yorker profile

Correspondent Fedrico Rampini interviews Vandana Shiva for the Italian newspaper Repubblica, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the profile ...

Whole Earth’s Stewart Brand says consumer embrace of ‘healthier’ GM foods inevitable

Picture a parent roaming the supermarket aisles in 2050, scanning labels carefully for the all-important words “genetically modified ingredients”—to make ...

As Nigerian population explodes, GMOs languish in political purgatory

Officials of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM) have alerted the Federal Government to brace up to the challenge of ...
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New UN food czar: Need small farms, not ‘industrial ag’ to feed the world

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises ...

4 concerns mandatory GMO labels don’t address

This election season, there are initiatives on the ballot in Colorado and Oregon to label foods made with the help ...
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Crop breakthrough! No GMOs! Let’s celebrate!–Why advanced farm technology scares us

Are journalists so gun shy about reporting the 'good news' of genetic engineering that they seek false balance in hyping ...

Video: Colorado farmers divided over GMO labeling bill

The Palisade and Grand Junction Chambers of Commerce have both come out in opposition to proposition 105, citing the negative ...
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Critics say new multi herbicide resistant GMO crops will exacerbate ‘superweed’ problem

Move over, Roundup Ready crops. After gaining USDA approval last week, new generation of genetically modified corn and soybeans is ...

US subsidizes $125 million of organic farming research and conservation

The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional ...

Kenyan farmer wants the best crop tech for Africa

To many people around the world, the cassava is an exotic crop that they have never eaten. Or so they ...
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Synthetic biology’s revolutionary and often disquieting impact on our food system

Synbio brings with it new social, ethical and regulatory concerns. The next generation will bring nearly miraculous advances in medicine ...
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Tenderer meat? More nutritious milk? Genome editing targets improving livestock

Scientists are developing a new technology called genome editing they believe will revitalize the concept of genetically modified livestock since ...

War of the advertising airwaves underway in Oregon GMO labeling fight

In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries ...
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GMO ‘steak chips’: Replacing slaughterhouses with genetically engineered meat

MIT Technology Review checks in with Modern Meadow CEO and cofounder Andras Forgacs. Modern Meadow aims to create leather and ...

Beijing kicks off campaign to improve GMOs image in China

China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of ...
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African scientists engineering genetically modified livestock vaccines

Agricultural scientists in different parts of Africa have been engaged in application of biotechnology mainly for developing improved crop varieties ...
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Are there better alternatives than genetic engineering to develop drought resistant crops?

In the late-1990s, scientists Russell Rodriguez and Regina Redman were conducting research in Yellowstone National Park when they made a ...
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Consumer Reports finds GMOs in Xochitl ‘Non GMO’ corn chips, spreads anti-bio misinformation

Consumer Reports finds genetically engineered corn in "natural" junk food labeled "No GMO"—and in the process spreads unnecessary fear about ...

Video: Mashable website tackles 4 common myths about GMOs

The popular website Mashable has a crisp video presentation on 4 Myths About GMOs. The four they tackle: Myth 1: ...
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Flipping the Anti-GMO arguments

A closer look at the claims made by Center for Food Safety. Do you agree? ...
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Brazil OKs release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to control dengue virus

Thousands of British made genetically engineered mosquitoes were released by Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday infected with ...

Anti-GMO activists hope floodgates will open if Oregon passes labeling law

Is this the year that voters will finally insist on knowing which supermarket foods contain genetically modified organisms? Activists in ...
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Colorado GMO label battle pit chefs against farmers

With the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot measure, Colorado is at the forefront of a fierce food fight raging across the ...

Podcast: UC-Davis’ Van Eenennaam on health impact of GMO crops on humans and animals

University of California-Davis animal biotechnology professor Alison Van Eenennaam, author of recent research published in the Journal of Animal Science [NOTE: article behind paywall ...
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GMO farming abject “failure” claims Center for Food Safety–Is it?

The Center for Food Safety makes the case that GMO crops have "failed", citing "myths" circulated by proponents. Specifically they ...
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Photographic romance of GMO breeding

The genetic modification of foods is not the sort of topic that inspires ambivalence. When photographer  Murray Ballard first visited the John ...
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East African plant project targets tackle climate change, pests and diseases.

East African crop scientists have embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security ...
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New generation Kansas Christian farm family addresses GMO truths and myths

Now, some of you may think you know a lot about GMOs. Others may have no idea what I am ...