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Colorado GMO label battle pit chefs against farmers

With the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot measure, Colorado is at the forefront of a fierce food fight raging across the ...

Podcast: UC-Davis’ Van Eenennaam on health impact of GMO crops on humans and animals

University of California-Davis animal biotechnology professor Alison Van Eenennaam, author of recent research published in the Journal of Animal Science [NOTE: article behind paywall ...
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GMO farming abject “failure” claims Center for Food Safety–Is it?

The Center for Food Safety makes the case that GMO crops have "failed", citing "myths" circulated by proponents. Specifically they ...
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Photographic romance of GMO breeding

The genetic modification of foods is not the sort of topic that inspires ambivalence. When photographer  Murray Ballard first visited the John ...
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East African plant project targets tackle climate change, pests and diseases.

East African crop scientists have embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security ...
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New generation Kansas Christian farm family addresses GMO truths and myths

Now, some of you may think you know a lot about GMOs. Others may have no idea what I am ...

Former Colorado ag commish: Vote ‘No’ on Colorado GMO labeling law

Colorado voters are faced with an important decision on the November 2014 ballot. As a former Colorado commissioner of agriculture, ...
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PBS’s John Hockenberry challenges Vandana Shiva on GMO misstatements

The Takeaway host John Hockenberry interviews anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva on Monsanto, Bt cotton and global trade, pesticide use, farmer ...
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90% of India cotton farmers use biotech, need unified voice

The Hindu BusinessLine speaks with Shilpa Divekar Nirula, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of farm input company Monsanto’s ...
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National Academy of Sciences releases videos of GMO panel presentations, schedules public webinar

The National Academy of Sciences' has posted videos of the presentations and discussions from the September 15-16 genetically engineered crop ...
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GMO eggplant may unlock Asian food revolution, cut pesticide use, farmer deaths

The humble aubergine – you might call it eggplant or brinjal – may be about to unlock a food revolution ...
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Organic food can cure autism caused by GMOs? More ‘quack science’ from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz, who was recently reprimanded in Congress for his increasingly bizarre endorsements of crank cures and alternative nostrums, stumbled ...

Genetically engineered E.coli used for clean, efficient propane production

A team of scientists has transformed E.coli bacteria into a propane factory. In their Nature magazine article, researchers from the University of Turku (Finland) ...
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Biohackers turning mushrooms into furniture show promise, concerns about synthetic biology

How do you transform mushrooms into furniture, or re-wire algae to conduct electricity? Biohacking, the practice of rewiring the biology ...

Oregon GMO label advocates release first TV ads

The Yes on 92 campaign, the largest proponent of Oregon’s labeling measure, launched its first two ads on September 23. The ...

GMO cotton has transformed India into world’s largest cotton exporter

India’s cotton economy has undergone a radical and unheralded transformation over the past decade. From being a net importer of ...

Monsanto chief scientist Rob Fraley backs national GMO-free law, defends patenting

Radio host John Hockenberry interviews Monsanto chief technology officer Rob Fraley on GMO labeling, feeding the world, neocotinoids and honeybees, ...
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Farmer asks, Why are scientists sitting on the sidelines in the GMO debate?

It's perhaps too easy to laugh off the whole GMO issue: the opponents so over the top, the proponents, including ...
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As state GMO labeling laws are proposed, critics wonder about logistics and costs

With a mandatory GMO label law recently passed in Vermont, and more in the hopper, scientists and the food and ...

India’s political flip-flopping over new GM field trials paralyzes innovation

In August, India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stopped its legislators from accepting Monsanto sponsorship to attend a farm ...

Gates Foundation funds research for genetic tools in sweet potato breeding

North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ...
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Start genetic literacy young: Take your family to “Unlocking Life’s Code” touring exhibit

“Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” is an initiative of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the National Human Genome ...
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Agent Orange redux? Dr. Oz called out for fear-mongering on newest GMO products

Dr. Oz, infamous for his promotion of alternative medicine remedies and organic foods, and for his scaring people about chemical ...

9 most asked questions about GMOs: University of Florida’s Kevin Folta answers

The Refinery 29 has collected the most asked questions about GMOs from their readers and asked University of Florida plant ...
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Activists, farmers link GMOs to use of neonic pesticide, claim bees endangered

Today, genetically engineered crops dominate agriculture, and two-thirds of the world’s cropland gets a regular dose of neonicotinoids, including 90 ...

Technology-based agriculture in Africa could lower carbon pollution as farming expands

Hank Campbell, editor of Science 2.0, summarizes a new study that looks at land use and carbon footprint for agriculture in ...
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Making friends with Frankenfood: What critics, supporters miss in conversation over GMOs

What does a left-leaning, holistic food embracing American woman think about the increasingly rancorous debate over GMOs? Maybe there is ...