Scientific articles counter common misconceptions on Internet condemning GMOs

A member of Skepti-Forum, Ethan Kessler, provides links to several scientific studies countering many of the common misconceptions we often ...

Vermont farmers disagree on GMO safety, environmental impact and labeling issues

There was a celebration on the Statehouse steps in May when Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law that ...

‘Organic’ label does not guarantee healthier or more sustainable food

Buying organic food is an exercise in personal virtue: You pay more to consume food that's healthier for you and ...

Widespread confusion among Canadians over what foods are genetically modified

Genetic modification has been a polarizing issue since genetically modified seeds were first approved and planted in Canada in the ...
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Has the war on synthetic biology already begun?

Scientists are worried that synthetic biology might succumb to the same vitriolic culture war that has slowed innovation of genetic ...

Bt eggplant farmers in Bangladesh target of anti-GMO “green” groups

Farmers growing a landmark genetically modified food crop in Bangladesh – Bt brinjal, or aubergine – have found themselves at the centre of a ...
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GM crops safe but ecological concerns need to be examined, regulated

Scientists have demonstrated that genetically modified organisms have no measurable negative impacts on human health. Indeed, they may hold the key ...

‘Homemade herbicide’ of salt, vinegar and soap more expensive and toxic than glyphosate in Roundup

The question I get most often about this homemade herbicide mixture is “how does it compare to commercial herbicides?” In particular, how ...

Plant scientist Pamela Ronald developing GMO bananas that could save millions of lives

Bananas are delicious. But bananas aren’t just some tasty delicacy, they’re actually a staple crop for millions of people, just ...

Genetically modified bacteria converts plant matter into fuel

Scientists have genetically engineered microbes to successfully convert biomass into fuel directly, in a first step towards industrial production. A ...
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GM not just about commodity farming: How it can rescue threatened coffee, chocolate, wine, bananas and OJ

Many anti-GM campaigners lambast crop biotechnology because the first generation of genetic modification focused on commodity crops such as corn, ...

Kenyans face danger from aflatoxin contamination in crops, biotechnology can mitigate problem

Most Kenyans are at high risk of aflatoxin contamination due to lack of monitoring and evaluation on the harvested and ...
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‘Debate over GMO safety over’, as liberal publications, pundits distance from anti-GMO rhetoric

Despite the apparent gridlock in the GMO debate, there are hints that it may be easing as more and more ...

Vitamin enrichment focus of Philippines GM development initiatives

Scientists in the Philippines are focusing on biotechnology to improve agricultural productivity, promote food security and sustainable development. Dr. Antonio Alfonso, ...

Many organic seeds genetically altered through hybridization

We have some vague awareness that GMOs are bad and organic is good, but few of us could say exactly ...

Fear of GMOs prevent GM barley resistant to ‘vomitoxin’-producing fungi from reaching beers

This past summer, exceptionally hot and humid for many, was brutal for the small-scale barley farmers who have been cropping ...
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AUDIO: Yale neurologist Steven Novella challenges fears of GMOs, industrial agriculture

For Medium's Inquiring Minds, Indre Viskontas spoke with Dr. Steven Novella, a neurologist at Yale University. Novella is a prominent voice ...
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Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal goes non-GMO and nutrition plummets

Take a look at Kashi's Go Lean Crisp! cereal. The company, which is actually owned by Kellogg's, has recently received ...

Mark Lynas: From anti-GMO activist to GMO advocate

Just under 20 years ago, when the issue of GMOs was first hitting the news, I was a dedicated anti-biotech ...

Hawaii island GMO ban threatens future of university-based independent research

Hawaii County set itself apart from much of the rest of the state in December by effectively banning the large ...
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Bt cotton huge success in India defies anti-GMO conspiracy theories

In disputes around Bt cotton, a “triumph narrative” is alleged to have emerged from researchers - mainly economists - catering ...
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Washington Post joins liberal pubs endorsing GMO safety, role feeding hungry, rejecting labels

Over the past year, the editorial boards of a number of major liberal US publications have endorsed the safety of ...

Humans speed natural species extinction by 1,000 years

First the bad news. Humans are driving species to extinction at around 1000 times the natural rate, at the top ...

Near-extinct American chestnut trees make comeback with help from genetic modification

The near-extinct American chestnut looks set to make a comeback. Genetically modified trees, which are resistant to a deadly fungus ...
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Marvel’s X-Men fan? Then you should appreciate ‘special powers’ of ‘mutant’ GM crops

From the origins of their 'special powers' to GMO labeling and mutant registration, the parallels between the debate over GMOs ...
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Cultural divide deepens in Oregon as GMO bans signal Portlandia-fication of farming

Jackson county's new ban on most GMO crops has deepened a cultural chasm in the greater Rogue Valley and Oregon ...
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Video: GLP’s Entine challenges Consumer Reports anti-GMO (anti-consumer?) stance on FOX’s Stossel

Almost 90 percent of all corn and soybeans in the United States are grown from seeds that were genetically modified. GM research has now ...

3000 rice genomes released into public domain to boost food production

As a step toward boosting rice production to meet a projected 25 percent increase in demand by 2030, researchers from three Asian ...