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 ...
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Hornless cattle make case for gene editing and less restrictive regulation of GM animals

Will new gene editing techniques that don't involve the insertion of "foreign" genes soften the opposition to genetic modification? Researchers ...
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Ag department accused of ‘industry-friendly approach’ in regulating outdoor GMO tests

At a secret location among the vineyards of California's Central Coast, a plot of genetically engineered corn is producing proteins ...

GMO fears are ‘mirror image’ of climate change denial

Back in July, the bipartisan Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture subcommittee held hearings on the subject of whether food ...

Biotech ‘critical’ tool for Nigeria’s food security and industrialization

Despite the availability of biotechnology and all its potential, Nigeria is yet to fully tap from biotechnology to feed its ...
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Do GMO farms ‘contaminate’ neighboring crops? A farmer’s view of co-existence

Skeptics of GMOs often voice concern over cross-pollination--what activists say is the potential for the 'contamination' of neighboring fields by ...

First trial of GM crops rich in omega-3s harvested in UK

Britain’s first trial of GM crops enriched with nutrients to improve health has been successfully harvested. Following a groundbreaking field trial, ...

Moving closer to GM cup of coffee

A consortium of scientists announced in Science that they've sequenced the coffee genome for the first time. By determining all of the ...

American industry groups pressuring EU to allow GM imports

Britain and other European Union member states are under increasing pressure from North American business groups to open their borders ...

Ag Department records raise concerns of illegal experimentation with GM crops

An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding ...