Vandana Shiva responsible for ‘irrational’ fears of GMOs, dismisses science that doesn’t suit ideology

The person most responsible for cementing the GMO-suicide link in European minds is the environmentalist Vandana Shiva. She is given ...

Greenpeace’s ‘crimes against humanity’ preventing release of biofortified GM foods

Vitamin A deficiency, according to the World Health Organisation, is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and is ...

African leaders call for efforts to increase agricultural productivity, including biotech

African ministers and business leaders have gathered in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the ...

Scientists create bacteria that excrete propane

Propane, the gas that fuels your barbecue (and perhaps one day your car), may soon have a new, renewable source ...
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Activists seek endangered status for monarch butterflies, blame pesticides and GMOs

As monarch butterfly populations dwindle to unprecedented low levels, activists say the colorful and far-ranging insects need protection of the ...

GE microbes address climate change, sequester carbon dioxide by making plastics

What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics. As the world grapples with greenhouse gas emissions still ...

China needs open debate on GMO public policy

Biosafety certificates permitting Chinese researchers to grow genetically modified rice and corn expired last week, with little indication that the ...

Anti-GMO groups mount misinformation campaign against pesticide-reducing Bt brinjal in Bangladesh

The campaign against pest-resistant Bt brinjal in Bangladesh appears to have shifted into a new gear, as the powerful anti-GMO ...

Indian ag minister: Biotech will play ‘significant role’ in second Green Revolution

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today pitched for biotech crops especially in eastern states for achieving second green revolution in the country. Opening a ...

My garden is organic and I grow GMOs

Enter by the wooden gate, you'll find a lush vegetable garden with red veined chard, green cabbages, spicy arugula, bright ...

New generation Amish farmer’s view of next Green Revolution

In 2010, a young man on a quest for enlightenment walked into the office of Jerry Hatfield, director of the ...
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New Yorker editor David Remnick responds to Vandana Shiva criticism of Michael Specter’s profile

The Vandana Shiva affair takes a new turn today with the release of The New Yorker Editor David Remnick's point-by-point ...

Stonyfield founder Gary Hirshberg leverages ‘Vandana Shiva Affair’ to promote GMO labeling

Michael Specter’s essay in The New Yorker against labeling genetically engineered food is fraught with factual errors, and it misses ...
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Brazilian transgenic eucalyptus trees that produce more wood target of global activists

Viewed from above, Brazil’s orderly eucalyptus plantations offer a stark contrast to the hurly-burly of surrounding native forests. The trees, ...

Activists blame GMOs and pesticides for monarch butterfly decline in west

As monarch butterfly populations dwindle to unprecedented low levels, activists say the colorful and far-ranging insects need protection of the ...
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Vandana Shiva, activists confuse prejudices against Big Ag with debate over GMOs

The New Yorker has a fascinating article on Vandana Shiva, a crusader against GMO crops. I’d never heard of her before, ...
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10 myths and controversies of GMOs by I Fucking Love Science

Genetically modified crops are a topic of intense debate that have sparked a lot of controversy over the years, fueled ...
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Reflections on overturning of Kaua’i’s anti-GMO and pesticide restriction law

“So are you happy with the decision?” my sister asked as I fielded phone calls, emails and texts yesterday after ...

Why I used to support mandatory GMO labeling and now don’t

I am opposed to government mandated GMO labels, though I started of in favor of them. In fact I helped ...

Michael Specter discusses his profile of Vandana Shiva

In last week’s The New Yorker magazine, Michael Specter wrote about the work of the environmental activist Vandana Shiva, who has, for ...
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Vandana Shiva responds to Michael Specter’s New Yorker profile

I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, ...
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GMO critics say modified food is not ‘substantially equivalent’

Genetically modified Arctic apples from Okanagan Specialty Fruits in British Columbia, Canada, are awaiting deregulation by the USDA’s Animal and ...

Environmental Working Group exaggerates toxic hazards in latest anti-chem/anti-GMO campaign

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released a blog post titled “Thousands Of Schools Would be Close To Toxic Spray ...

Former director at UCLA School of Medicine Gregory Stark debates anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith

The Vail Symposium held a debate on GMOs and the future of food. The debaters: Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, best-selling author, and the ...

BBC: Science can improve the nutrition of millions

The word ‘malnourishment’ conjures images of natural disasters, droughts and children with swollen bellies. But malnourishment is not just a ...

China GM revolution in low gear as anti-GMO activists spread ‘paranoia’ about infertility, safety

One of China’s major genetically modified food projects is now to all intents and purposes dead and buried. The expiry on ...

GMOs cannot be contained, endanger bees

When you boil them down, fights over what we eat — whether it's the antibiotics in livestock, or taxes on soda ...
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Why liberals are embracing GMOs and rejecting mandatory labeling

Polls show that support for GMOs is weakest among those who call themselves liberals. But slowly that's begun to change ...
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