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Why does the debate on GMOs matter?

Nathanael Johnson's six-month "Panic-Free GMOs" series at Grist recently ended with a whimper -- claiming "none of it matters" -- ...

Bangladesh joins the global GMO club, introduces Bt brinjal (eggplant)

Bangladesh became the 30th country to cultivate a genetically motivated crop with the introduction this week of Bt brinjal--eggplant modified ...

Vitamin enhanced GM ‘Golden Orange’ grows faster, provides antioxidant protection

A team of researchers in Spain have engineered a "golden orange" that grows more quickly than conventional oranges and contains ...
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Nathaneal Johnson: All or nothing debate over GMOs–Does any of it matter?

Johnson bemoans that too much of the conversation about GMOs remains stuck on cliches and focused on extremes and ideology--not ...

Genetic defect in tomatoes tweaked to increase yields, fruitiness in canned varieties

Teasing out the hidden subtleties of a type of hybrid vigor involving just one gene has provided scientists at Cold Springs ...
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Simple genetic modification could restore American chestnut to dominance

Scientists have found a simple genetic modification to revitalize the American chestnut, but now the question remains: should they be ...

A world without GMO crops poses greater risks

Despite the endorsements from scientific organizations and the hundreds of studies showing no adverse environmental or human health effects from ...
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Unpublished study showing GMOs cause sterility in hamsters touted by anti-GMO acitivists

A Russian study claiming that hamsters who consume genetically modified soybeans give birth to sterile offspring should not be taken ...
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With 2000+ global studies affirming safety, GM foods among most analyzed subjects in science

Anti-GMO activists can no longer claim that there is no independent research of GMOs. There are now more than 2,000 ...

A tale of two tomatoes: An exploration into the hostility towards GE foods

In her quest to learn about the fears and opposition that genetically engineered foods face, Amanda Maxham, Ph.D, a writer ...
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“There is no bee crisis,” environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg says

Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no “bee-pocalypse.” There is lots of alarmist talk about colony collapse ...
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Gaming with genes for the sake of a tree

The public are being asked to help in the fight against ash tree dieback by playing a computer game that ...

Petition: Global scientific community condemns the recent destruction of field trials of Golden Rice in the Philippines

Research on Golden Rice at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is part of their humanitarian work to reduce vitamin ...

African countries slowly warming up to the idea of GM crops

While South Africa has long grown genetically modified (GM) crops, resistance from across most of the continent is set to ...
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Scientists’ tortured relationship with Green Movement based in politics, sense of identity

Scientists and environmentalists often agree on topics as significant as climate change and the protection of biodiversity. So why do ...

Fight over labeling delays Uganda GMO bill

Northern Uganda farmers are seeking to petition Parliament over the bill promoting the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. This was ...
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Agricultural scientist Steve Savage reflects on the anti-GMO bill in Hawaii

Steve Savage went to Hawaii to try to combat the anti-GMO hysteria surrounding Bill 2491. Farmers who work on the ...
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Cloud-based genomics: Will the Internet create GM super-oranges?

Farmers are hacking their operations with robots, sensors, drones, and good-old circuit boards, but that’s merely a first step. Thanks ...
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Hawaii science ‘Swat Team’ part 2: Hawaii must resist anti-GMO scare, defend maize nurseries

Hawaii is an important player in global agriculture, and important nursery for the development of maize and other crops due ...
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Fate of Florida oranges rests on whether activists succeed in debasing GM debate

In a journalistic tour de force, New York Times reporter Amy Harmon offers a thoughtful deconstruction of how politics and ...
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Hawaii science ‘Swat Team’ engages public fears fanned by anti-GMO activists

Hawaii is in the crosshairs of anti-GMO campaigners. Two bills—one on Kauai and another on the Big Island—are being debated ...
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Can genome research on the palm tree help save endangered rainforests?

Scientists hope to use genomic knowledge to grow better trees that can yield more oil and reduce pressure on the ...
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Grist: Does the “little difference” between GE and traditional breeding matter?

The interpretation of what “a little” means for perception of risk, and for public policy, varies wildly depending on people’s ...
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It’s time to play God with our food

There future of food may hold some hybrid of organic and genetically modified techniques, if we're ready for it ...
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‘Natural food’ fallacy: “Waiter, there’s a gene in my soup!”

Plant biotechnologist Jimmy Botella busts the naturalistic fallacy and reveals the reality of our "unnatural" natural food supply ...
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Biotech ups food production, won’t feed world alone

Biotech's focus on increasing food production ignores the fact that mass hunger exists alongside a huge surplus ...
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What’s the value of an “organic” label?

Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats but consumers willing to pay ...
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Biotech innovations rescuing near extinct American chestnut tree

Rival biotechnologists race to use genetic engineering to bring back the American chestnut tree ...