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Future GM foods like wheat, rice and salmon face even greater hurdles than today’s GM corn or soy

For many corn and soybean farmers in the U.S., the new normal is to plant genetically modified crops. But considering how ...
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Kevin Folta’s GMO primer: Genetic modification in crops is simply precision breeding

Eleven years ago when I began my career as a professor at the University of Florida, I would enjoy the sunny drives downstate from Gainesville ...
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First Amendment: Scientists on libel threat against Forbes, GLP by NaturalNews’ Mike Adams

Alternative health cyber salesman Mike Adams has threatened to sue GLP director Jon Entine over an investigative profile published in ...

Oklahoma State University’s chief wheat breeder claims GM wheat’s promises oversold

The wheat industry has been working for years to gain access to the same technology used to develop high-tech seed ...

All tools, including biotechnology, should be on table to fight global hunger

By 2050, the world population is predicted to increase from 7 billion to 9 billion people, a nearly 30 percent ...
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Views on GMOs shifting: What we fight about when we fight about genetic engineering

From their very first field test in 1987, GMOs have been the subject of intense debate. Despite the current gridlock ...

11 agricultural technologies that can safeguard food supply under climate change conditions

While the recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warns that the worst effects of climate change are yet ...

Proposed biotech reactor would produce enough fake meat to feed small town

The movement to sell locally sourced, artisanal food and drink has picked up steam in recent years as many consumers ...

GM key to battle growing impact of climate change on farming

Climate change is turning farm fields brown in the Midwest and around the world just as global demand for food ...

How insects evolve resistance to GMO Bt cotton

An international team has discovered what happens on a molecular basis to insects that evolved resistance to genetically modified cotton ...
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Consumers prefer GMO sweet corn, grown without insecticides, to conventional corn in independent trial

In a farm-to-fork trial conducted jointly by the University of Guelph and Birkbank Farms in Canada, genetically engineered (GE) Bt ...
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Should consumers be concerned about the healthfulness of the non-browning GMO Arctic Apple?

Non-browning apples are likely to be the next genetically modified food approved for sale--which has some people jittery. What's the ...

National Geographic ignoring crop biotechnology in ‘Future of Food’ series

Although it’s headquartered in the United States, National Geographic is a global publication. For more than 25 years, I’ve read it here ...

Video: Non-browning GMO Arctic Apple maker defends its safety and nutrition while some Canadian retailers reject it

Federal agencies in the U.S. and Canada are expected to soon give approval to the non-browning Arctic apple, but a group ...

Sequencing the Golden Eagle genome to help the birds avoid wind turbines

[A]n estimated 70 golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) are killed annually at even a single large wind farm - the Altamont Pass ...

University report blames Greenpeace, radical environmentalists for blocking GM Golden Rice, costing millions of lives

A University of California report has exposed the injustice that prohibits a genetically engineered additive to rice. Without it the ...
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Enviro journalist Lynas provides video evidence on Bangladesh Bt eggplant failure claim: GM crops thriving

Photos and a video documentary by prominent environmental journalist Mark Lynas show that previous reports alleging Bt brinjal failure in ...
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Mark Lynas provides photo proof disputing failure of Bangladesh Bt brinjal

Once again media reports have emerged claiming that genetically modified pest-resistant Bt brinjal (eggplant) has failed in the field and ...
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Food Fight: Anti-GMO Friends of the Earth attacks study on deceptively marketed organic foods

This article was written by Kari Hamerschlag, a former Latin studies major, who now works for the anti-GMO advocacy organization Friends ...

Crops deliver less nutrition with more carbon dioxide in air, biofortification in GE crops can help

Feeding everybody in the world has always been a challenge. Feeding them well just got even tougher. Some of the ...

RNAi technology promising in developing gluten-free wheat

Genetic modification of wheat genes to 'silence' protein fractions toxic to those with celiac disease holds promise for cereal development, ...

Regulatory delays and ‘Jurassic Park’ may have ruined prospects for AquaBounty GE salmon

The Maynard-based biotech company AquaBounty has been working to get a genetically altered salmon that grows faster than conventional, Atlantic ...
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GMO critic NY Times foodie Mark Bittman says dangers of crop biotechnology “overrated”

In a reversal, New York Times food writer, Mark Bittman--a frequent critic--says the dangers of GMOs is exaggerated. He contends ...
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Breeding heat-resistant livestock for a post-warming world: A worthy endeavor?

Evan Halper at the LA Times chronicles efforts to breed livestock that can endure a warming world ... but should ...
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Union of Concerned Scientists blames GMOs for ‘superweeds’ but issue more complex

Genetically modified crops have been blamed for the superweeds problem, but in truth, the use of herbicides in monocultural practices ...

Monsanto using biotech methods to speed up traditional breeding

Say the term “genetically modified organism,” or GMO, and you’re bound to get some strong opinions. But what is it? And should ...

Plant geneticist Paul Gepts says polarized GM discussion endangers innovation

Whether you call them transgenic, genetically engineered or GMO crops, the fever-pitched debate about Monsanto misses the bigger picture by ...

Cell biologist Rebecca Rupp: I’m pro-GMO and here’s why

We all know that there are topics that are best to avoid at public dinners. Religion and politics usually top ...