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In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...

Biotechnology cannot feed world alone, but as part of integrated plan

Food biotechnology advocates frequently claim that GMOs will feed the world. It is an outright oversimplification and detracts from the ...
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In shedding GMOs, Ben & Jerry’s determined to ‘stick a finger’ in Monsanto’s eye

Ben & Jerry's efforts to support GMO labeling and to remove GMOs from their ice cream displeased some loyal customers, ...

‘Significant majority’ of consumers OK with GMOs, despite protests and scare tactics

Despite all the protests, scare tactics, and outright misinformation about the safety of food products with GMO ingredients, a significant ...
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AquaBounty GE ‘super’ salmon on verge of approval–Should it be feared or welcomed?

Years ago scientists made a genetic modification to the DNA of an Atlantic salmon to create a fast growing fish ...
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How your food would look if not genetically modified over millennia?

Ever wonder how your food would be without any human intervention over the course of agriculture history? For thousands of ...

Ghana biotech group slams Vandana Shiva’s claim that GM foods poisonous

The Ghana Chapter of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) has said claims by Indian agro-ecologist, Dr. Vandana Shiva ...
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GM giants on Kauai ‘drench’ test crops with pesticides causing islander illnesses

The four transnational corporations that are experimenting with genetically engineered crops on Kauai have transformed part of the island into ...

GM debate distracts from common goal of making agriculture more sustainable

In an article published his week in PLOS Biology, Ottoline Leyser argues that the GM debate is distracting us from addressing the real challenges ...
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Video: YouTube series Healthcare Triage examines science behind GMO safety

What does the science say about the safety of GMOs? Aaron Carroll, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of ...
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Consumers willing to pay premium for organics, but benefits mostly psychological

Consumers buying organic food based on a certified label believe they are getting a product guaranteed to be healthier or ...
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GMO bananas enriched with vitamin A to benefit millions in Africa set for human trials in US

A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first ...

Future of biotechnology, scientific research threatened by pro-organic misinformation campaigns

The organic food market is estimated at $63 billion globally, with more than half of those sales occuring in the United States ...

Most responsible, sustainable agricultural system is hybrid of organic, conventional and GMO

Amy Hepworth, an organic farmer in New York’s Hudson Valley, also believes in the importance of soil health and working ...

Audio: What if agriculture didn’t have biotechnology?

Another day, another petition pushing for a ban of biotechnology in a region. The latest that crossed my desk is ...

Fungi genes may be key to higher crop yields

Ian Sanders wants to feed the world. A soft-spoken Brit, Sanders studies fungus genetics in a lab at the University ...

India’s intelligence agency says Greenpeace’s anti-GMO campaign damages economy

India's domestic spy service has accused Greenpeace and other lobby groups of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, ...
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Individual European Union states allowed to bar GM crops even if cleared as safe and healthy

The European Union will allow member countries to make their own decisions on growing genetically modified (GM) food in a ...

Moving past GMO debate: Monsanto executive, organic farmer and anti-industrialist activist agree on future for agriculture

In the days leading up to a panel discussion on GMOs put on by Climate One, I started getting nervous. I was slated ...
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Can GMO crops help fight global warming?

In the fight against global warming, our planet's ability to reflect light and heat is dropping. In a warming world, ...

Is GM corn leading to overuse of insecticides as pests develop resistance?

Whether the return to pesticide use makes sense, or is simply spurred by a chemical industry marketing campaign, is at ...

GM and organic crops need not be separate in food debate to achieve best outcome in feeding world’s hungry

Given its centrality to our existence and lifestyle, it is unsurprising that the different ways in which food can be ...
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Cornell survey: Anti-GMO activists favor environment over feeding starving poor

A Cornell University survey found that those interviewed who cared more about keeping people from starving were pro-GMO. People against ...
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New consumer focused GM foods designed to provide health and sustainability benefits

It’s easy to understand why many Americans are unenthusiastic about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Although supermarket aisles are lined with ...

16 agricultural organizations in U.S., Canada and Australia pledge support for GM wheat

Sixteen agricultural organizations in the U.S., Canada and Australia have publicly endorsed the use of biotechnology in wheat to make ...
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Rejection of cheese as ‘dangerous’ shows why fanatical anti-GMO groups are like homeopaths

Would opponents of GMO technology object to eating cheese made with chymosin from genetically engineered microbes? Avoiding it might be ...

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 ...