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Scientist busts persistent GMO myths, focuses on real issues

One persistent theme in my writing about scientific topics is that, to optimally serve our own interests, public discourse and ...

Anti-GMO lobby wages war on small African farmers using advanced communication technologies

The year 2013 marked the 18th consecutive year of commercial cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), now commonly referred to ...

‘Bigger’ issues in food production than GMOs to worry about

There are some ways of modifying food that haven’t been around for hundreds, much less thousands, of years and are ...

GMOs not any riskier than modern traditional breeding methods

"Traditional breeding methods" for crops have actually changed a lot over time — they haven't just remained static for 10,000 years. And ...
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Anti-GMO claim examined: Does genetic engineering foster monoculture?

Do GMO crops "foster monoculture?" Plant pathologist Steve Savage dives into the cropping histories of the Midwest's Corn Belt and ...
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How does GMO corn roots resist disease?

Corn Roots - GMO on the left, non-GMO on the right. Corn rootworms (insect) have caused damage to the roots ...

Rethinking stigma against GM meat

Genetic modification is an inflammatory subject. Especially when it comes to food. Crops are one thing, but the idea of ...
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Wildlife refuges to phase out GM crops and neonicotinoid pesticides by Jan 2016

National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine ...

Costa Rica president declares native corn as cultural heritage, victory for anti-GMO activists

Awaiting a decision on legal reforms from the courts, anti-GMO activists in Costa Rica have taken the fight over transgenic ...
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GM crops could replace fish as source of omega-3 fatty acids

The first camelina crops genetically modified to produce seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids will soon be harvested following a ...
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What does GMO soybean look like?

Soybean Plants: GMO on the left; non-GMO on the right. The soybean plants on the left are resistant to caterpillars ...

Liberal thought leaders should be as harsh on extreme anti-GMO activists as on climate change denialists

When Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks, people listen. “Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is ...
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Video: NaturalNews’ Mike Adams tries to explain GMO ‘agricultural holocaust’ and fails

Despite having drawn the attention of the FBI following his call-to-arms against biotech scientists, NaturalNews' Mike Adams has written yet ...

India needs informed debate towards common goal of food security on GM crop trials

As India asserts its position globally, it must develop and use the best technologies for the benefit of Indian farmers ...

Filipino organic farmers, traders protest field trials of GM crops

A group of organic movers, farmers and traders on Sunday staged a protest against the field trials of genetically modified ...

GMO controversy ‘more cultural than scientific’

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, remain controversial, but like so many other politically hot topics, the controversy is more cultural ...

Univ of Hawaii reviews environmental impacts of GM crops

RoundUp Ready® (RR) crops and other herbicide-resistant GM crops have increased the use of no-till agriculture, which conserves topsoil and ...
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What does a GMO potato look like?

Potatoes: As of May 15, 2014, there are no GMO potatoes available for consumer purchase, but they are being tested ...
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Interactive Map: Bangladesh farmers’ dramatic success with pesticide-reducing Bt brinjal

A new interactive map published by partners of Bangladesh's Bt brinjal project, the first GMO food crop grown in South ...

Public fears stall approval of GM crops for commercial planting in China

Despite recent research advances, such as a new strain of wheat that resists destructive mildew, commercial planting of genetically modified food ...

‘Level playing field’ needed for biotech in agriculture

The use of biotechnology is big within the health industry, the area of industrial envrionment and agriculture, but while it ...

Bt cotton helped Indian farmers, but success not uniform

Cotton is a light and breathable fabric but it sure does get itself into some very contentious debates. It has been a central ...
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India should not rush to decide on GM crops without rational public debate

The public debates on GM began with the unannounced entry of Bt cotton in Gujarat, where the farmers had grown 21,000 acres ...

‘Big Oil’ can’t ‘buy’ science organizations on climate change, neither can Monsanto on GMOs

Would you eat a plant that makes its own toxic pesticides, contains DNA from viruses and bacteria, sports genes that ...

GM corn no longer resistant to tropical pests in Brazil

Genetically modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to ...

Label this: Anti-GMO activists’ stance posing ‘actual threat’ to public health

This spring, Vermont passed a law requiring any food that includes genetically engineered ingredients - otherwise known as "GMOs" for ...
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Sweet corn roadside taste-off: Customers learned, sampled and chose GE over conventional

GM foods are disparaged by some critics because they allegedly promote 'industrial agriculture,' such as growing grains for animals or ...

Chinese researchers edit genes to make fungal-resistant wheat

Advanced genome-editing techniques have been used to create a strain of wheat resistant to a destructive fungal pathogen—called powdery mildew—that ...