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Is producing more food to feed the world beside the point?

Supporters and critics of crop biotechnology clash over whether GMOs can help 'feed the world'--or even whether we have a ...
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Organic foods loaded with pesticides, defying conventional wisdom

Most of us buy conventionally produced food most of the time. But organic food has been growing in popularity among ...
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Future ‘bleak’ for genetically identical Cavendish bananas

Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease ...

Farmers ‘anxiously’ await decision on new herbicide and herbicide-resistant GM crops

Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version ...
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Vandana Shiva by Michael Specter: Demagogue or visionary?

Who believes that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the USDA, National Academy ...

GMO labeling advocates ‘no more enlightened’ than anti-vaxxers

Connecticut, Maine and Vermont have all passed genetically modified organism labeling legislation despite no reputable evidence for health concerns. Unfortunately, ...

GE can help address California’s drought

The United Nations has called drought the “world’s costliest natural disaster,” both financially, imposing an annual cost of $6-8 billion, and in ...
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How we can feed the world with GMOs and organic farming

The world's population, which has been climbing rapidly for more than a century, is expected to increase by about 2 ...

Anti-GMO activists’ misconceptions about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s GMO comments

Like anything relating to GMOs, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s recent off the cuff remarks on GMOs and his exhortation to ‘chill ...

Self-destructing GE fly could be effective pest control method

A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off could be an effective method of pest control, according ...

Australia could ‘cripple’ export potential if GM is rejected, says U.S. professor

A leading expert in potato industry research says Australia’s export potential will be crippled unless farmers embrace genetic modification (GM) ...
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Africa on GMOs: Scientific response to anti-technology NGOs

More than half of the acreage of genetically modified crops in the world is in the developing world, where the ...

Mandatory GMO labeling reaches ‘boil’

The battle over mandatory labeling of biotechnology-derived food has reached a boil. “I’ve been asked to hit on a few ...
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One Maui farmer’s journey from organics to GMOs

GMO Skepti-Forum has been featuring essays by readers on the GMO controversy. We’re going to be featuring some of them on the ...

Rise of GM crops in America over past decade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently posted new data on how genetically modified crops have taken over American farms in the past ...
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Watermelon before human intervention doesn’t look quite as juicy

Ever wonder what some of your favorite crops would look like completely “organic”? Well, take a look at the watermelon! ...

Primary opponents of GM crops in Africa activists, not scientists, as food sufficiency needs soar

One of the basic concerns of those against biotech and GM crops is that, it is not good for humans ...

Two farmers’ experiences with GMO and organic crops

The vegetables that grow at Early Morning Farm in Genoa look the same as the vegetables that grow 85 miles ...

Non-herbicide-resistant crops die from herbicidal drift from GMO fields

Last summer, June 17 to be exact, one of the volunteers on Margot McMillen’s organic farm in Auxvasse, Missouri noticed ...
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Behold, the banana without human intervention

Ever wonder what some of your favorite crops would look like completely "organic"? Well, take a look at the banana! ...
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Got soy? Consumer Reports drives off anti-science, anti-GMO cliff savaging conventional soy milk

Are you one of the millions of people who enjoy soy milk as an alternative to the dairy variety? Well, ...
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Infographic: 9 plant diseases that threaten your favorite foods–and how GM can help

Nature is relentless, challenging farmers with weeds, insects and diseases. With global food needs skyrocketing as the population and prosperity ...
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Monsanto in the anti-GMO crosshairs: Fair or foul?

Monsanto is regularly targeted by anti-GMO activists as 'the world's most evil corporation' and a danger to global food independence ...

Judge overturns Monsanto’s permit for GM soybeans in favor of Mexican beekeepers

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ...
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Food makers begin ousting GMOs from products

Two decades after the first genetically engineered seeds were sold commercially in the U.S., genetically modified organisms—the crops grown from ...

Honor Norman Borlaug’s centenary, accept his position on GM crops

This year, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Norman Borlaug, founder of the Green Revolution. The world faced ...
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Scientist busts persistent GMO myths, focuses on real issues

One persistent theme in my writing about scientific topics is that, to optimally serve our own interests, public discourse and ...