Confronting fear of genetic modification, a life-saving technology

GMO Skepti-Forum has begun featuring essays by readers on the GMO controversy. We’re going to be featuring some of them on the ...
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Stine Seed flies under media radar but is patent backbone of biotech industry

Few outside of the biotech industry know Stine Seed Farm, a plant breeding and biotechnology group that develops germplasm for ...

‘Green gene’ movement can blend genetic engineering and organic practices

While most people treat genetic engineering and organic agriculture as worlds apart, the green gene movement is trying to think ...
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Greener paper through genetically engineered trees

Genetically engineered trees are easier to process into pulp, making tree farming less resource-intensive. The same techniques could be adapted ...
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Does the Union of Concerned Scientists’s Doug Gurian-Sherman misrepresent GMOs?

Do advances in conventional breeding make genetic engineering unnecessary? That's the controversial claim by Union of Concerned Scientist's Doug Gurian-Sherman, ...

GM food just the latest chapter in 10,000 years of high-tech agriculture

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced commercially for agriculture in the United States in the mid 1990s. Anti-GMO activists and ...

How anti-biotech groups leveraged fear of pesticides to pass Kauai anti-GMO bill

The feast of fear that was intentionally served up to pass Bill 2491, the pesticide/GMO regulatory bill, is now serving ...
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RNAi researcher accuses Monsanto of muzzling her research, hiding risks of GMOs

After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the ...
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4 billionth acre of biotech crops about to be planted

Fourth-generation family farmer muses on the soon-to-be-planted four billionth acre of biotech crops at Truth About Trade & Technology. What ...
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As FDA rejects mandatory GMO labeling, some ‘green’ groups advocate vandalism

FDA commissioner's science-based support for voluntary labeling of GMOs disappointed anti-GMO campaigners, some of whom are now advocating ripping up ...

Genetically engineered poplar trees break down more easily, hailed as environmental boon

Researchers have genetically engineered poplar trees with lignin that breaks down more easily, opening the door to cheaper biofuels and ...
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Modern genetics undermines neat boundaries of species

Christopher Kemp at Popular Science shows us how genetics can turn one species of bat into seven, all from within ...
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Anti-GMO Ecologist magazine claims ‘extreme levels’ of glyphosate residue in GM soy

Food and feed quality are crucial to human and animal health. Surprisingly, almost no data exist in the scientific literature ...

Filipino farmers fight against ruling on Bt crops

The Supreme Court in the Philippines has been asked to nullify a decision of the Court of Appeals stopping the ...

University extension educator urges farmers to know basic biotech crop science

Farmers need to know the basic biotech crop science to educate consumers about what they do. Jenny Rees, a University ...

Borlaug’s Green Revolution: Neither green, nor revolutionary

The Rockefeller Foundation, always around for funding long-term investments such as food and agriculture which the US government views as ...
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Greenpeace calls on Philippines to scrap Golden Rice, claims it provides no vitamin benefits

Insisting on the potential threats of GMOs to human health and the environment, environmental groups urged Philippine Agriculture Secretary Proceso ...
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Honoring of Green Revolution’s Norman Borlaug ignites ideological skirmishes

Today would have been Norman Borlaug's 100th birthday. As the father of the Green Revolution he is credited with saving ...
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Black Swan author Nassim Taleb warns of unpredictable dangers from GMOs

New York University professor Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan, which many believe foreshadowed the events leading up to the Great ...
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Organic farmer speaks out for GMO co-existence: Labeling might break impasse for the reasonable

A new "GLP Voice" from our growing stable of guest contributors: Quebec organic farmer Rob Wallbridge says organics and GMOs ...
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Horshoe crabs bleed for biomedicine

The bright blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a biomedical treasure, but harvesting the blood of these unique creatures seems ...
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Are GMO crops sustainable? Bullets fly over environmentalist Jon Foley’s controversial essay

“Against my better judgment, I’m dipping my toe into the genetically modified organism debate," wrote University of Minnesota environmentalist Jon ...

Video: Feelings, Facts, Food and GMOs

Andrew Revkin led a Google Hangout discussion with Shelley Boris, a chef committed to conscientious cuisine and author of “Fresh ...
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Can farmers reduce toxic agricultural chemicals by tricking pests with pheromone-producing biotech plants?

Pesticides are necessary evil in farming, and are likely to remain so. But what if we could replace some of ...

Video: Mark Lynas says, “GMOs are green”

Mark Lynas, a UK-based environmentalist and former anti-biotech activist, spoke to Real Agriculture editor Lyndsey Smith before giving the keynote address at ...
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He said/She said: Are GMO “secrets” just inconvenient truths?

Well know activist-author Robyn O'Brien's recent post on the Huffington Post's Food for Thought blog, slams GMOs in nine points ...

Biofortified analysis: Do GMOs offer nutritional advantages?

As part of Biology Fortified's serious The Promise of GMO's, geneticist Anastasia Bodnar, the co-founder of the website, asks: Have GMOs ...
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Interactive graphic: Using agricultural technologies for sustainable food security

The International Food Policy Research has developed the Agritech Toolbox, an interactive online tool that demonstrates “how alternative agricultural practices ...