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Making friends with Frankenfood: What critics, supporters miss in conversation over GMOs

What does a left-leaning, holistic food embracing American woman think about the increasingly rancorous debate over GMOs? Maybe there is ...
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Can ‘Big Data’ help sidestep the controversy over GMOs and the future of food

Inside a squat building on San Francisco’s 10th Street, packed into a space that looks a lot like a high ...
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To feed hungry world, is the future of agriculture a battle between organics and GMOs?

Many activists frame the future of food as a pitched battle between organic based agroecology and crop biotechnology. But scientists ...

Anti-GMO critics dominate National Academy of Sciences crop biotech evaluation

The first two days of hearings on the latest round of scientific review for biotech crops and genetically engineered foods ...
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Generation Y put off by anti-science, anti-GMO bent of green activists

What do we know about the so-called ‘Generation Y’? They are the ‘80s and ‘90s ‘Echo boomer’ children, the web ...
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What happens when 100 billion animals, over 18 years, eat GMOs?

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill ...
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New weed fighting herbicide-tolerant GMO trait approved

The Agriculture Department has approved the commercial planting of corn and soybeans genetically engineered to survive being sprayed by the ...

Biotech could increase crop yields by improving photosynthesis

Two down, one to go. Researchers have completed the second of three major steps needed to turbocharge photosynthesis in crops ...

Ralph Nader: Is GMO science corrupt?

The food we eat is increasingly engineered by corporate science. Biotech companies like Monsanto and DuPont have moved towards monopolizing ...

Public GMO studies database finds GMOs safe, half of studies independent

Critics of genetically modified crops often assert that all research into the plants’ safety is bought and paid for by industry ...
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Environmental activists sometimes hurt those they intend to help

Addressing environmental concerns is critical to counteract consequences of progress. But some of the causes embraced by activist groups can ...
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Can biotechnology rescue diseased Florida orange crop?

For the past decade, Florida's oranges have been literally starving. Since it first appeared in 2005, citrus greening, also known ...
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Conventional plant breeding outpaces GM technology for drought tolerance

Old-fashioned breeding techniques seem to be leading genetic modification in a race to develop crops that can withstand drought and ...

New Yorker editor among many who stand by criticism of Vandana Shiva

A profile of the anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva in The New Yorker in August by Michael Specter has drawn a blistering, 5,000-word rebuttal from Shiva, who accuses Specter ...
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GLP’s Jon Entine cautions National Academy of Sciences about views of anti-science NGOs

The GLP's executive director speaks at the National Academy of Sciences, which embarks on a comprehensive study of the “purported” ...
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At National Academy of Sciences, GMO critics say technology is “failing”

A full slate of anti-GMO luminaries, including Gilles-Erich Seralini and representatives from the Center for Food Safety, Union of Concerned ...
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Whole Foods GMO labeling support designed to pump profits, not inform

A label like that of the Non-GMO Project is uniquely effective at making GMOs seem scary. It highlights—and exaggerates—the prevalence of ...
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Genetic modification, gene therapy, insect resistance management: Evolutionary tools for sustainability

Solving societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss will require evolutionary thinking in order to be effective ...
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Organic farmer viewpoint: Has the “Food Movement” become a religious cult?

Anti-GMO? Think organic foods are overhyped? Food politics is on the verge of becoming religion. If we haven't already, we're ...
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Do anti-GMO activists inhabit an information bubble? Ask Paul Krugman

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman describes how critics of Obamacare stay misinformed, not only because they have incorrect information ...
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In support of Shiva’s critique of the Green Revolution

Social media is alive with folks’ thoughts on Michael Specter’s recent New Yorker piece. As the controversy fades, I worry that ...

Vietnam green-lights first GM corn crop cultivation but ‘disturbing questions’ remain

Vietnam has green-lighted the cultivation of its first genetically modified (GM) corn crop after leaving a number of disturbing questions ...
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Media attacks on GMO critics ‘simplistic, misleading representation’

Hot on the heels of a much publicised article in the New Yorker that set out to attack Vandana Shiva ...

Indian government’s indecision on GMO trials stranding research in labs

The government’s continued flip-flopping over field trials has disappointed Indian research scientists. Delhi University has spent 18 painstaking years developing ...

GM might be best hope for saving coffee from ‘looming Coffee Apocalypse’

Scientists have managed to sequence the java genome, a breakthrough that brings new insights into the venerated bean while also ...
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Filipino farmers faction calls for ‘immediate halt’ to Golden Rice trials

A year after the uprooting of Golden Rice, more than a hundred farmers, scientists, consumers and basic sectors are calling ...
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29-year study of trillions of meals shows GE crops do not harm food-producing animals, humans

According to GMO critics, livestock around the world are developing cancer and dropping like flies after eating genetically engineered feed ...