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First day testimony in landmark Western Australia organic-GMO row court case

In the first day of testimony in an alleged genetic modification "contamination" case that has garnered world-wide attention, an Australian ...
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Psychology explains why many people fear GM foods

The brain is first and foremost in charge of keeping us alive and it uses everything it can to figure ...

Filipino farmers fight misinformation on GMOs

A surprising number of Filipino farmers have decided in favor of the new technology of genetic modification. The farmers’ experiences ...

Can organics and GMOs coexist? Landmark case goes to court in Australia

Organic farmer Steve Marsh is suing neighboring farmer Michael Baxter for as-yet-unspecified damages over alleged nuisance and negligence, which allegedly ...

Anti-biotech backlash attempts to reframe Green Revolution in negative light

Can we agree that the Green Revolution was, on balance, a good thing? You know, kinda like the industrial revolution. Yes, ...
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Biotech Infographic: Global innovations for February 2014

Arrests in China, biotech crops in Russia and MaRS Innovation: our February Monthly Map. Read the full, original article: Monthly Map ...

Why France remains a global GMO laggard

A notable piece titled France Fails Science Test was recently published in Cosmos by Marcel Kuntz, John Davison and Agnes E. Ricroch, three plant ...

As Kaua’i pesticide exposure data roll in, homes not fields found to be source of most problems

The Garden Island has been quick to report allegations of pesticide-related illnesses, unfortunately it failed to include some crucial data ...

People aren’t waiting for the FDA to label GMOs

While GM labeling is slowly gaining ground, the Non-GMO, GM-Free, and Organic labels are taking US health food markets by ...

Organic farmers discuss GMO cross-pollination concerns

The question of “tolerance levels” for genetic contamination of organic crops is coming to the forefront of the organic industry, experts ...

Saying “not really” to Chipotle’s “no” to GMOs

From Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto: I'm glad that Chipotle's CEO, Steve Ells, has taken ...

Could genetic modification help address California’s drought?

Here in California, where most of the state is experiencing “extreme” drought, 2013 was the driest year on record, and ...
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Both sides of the GMO food fight are fighting for the same ends

On either side of the GMO fight, you find combatants in fierce agreement about the right of all people to ...

Fruitful lessons about GMOs from papayas to oranges

It was the saddest sight I've ever seen: My father's fields turned into a diseased wasteland of trees. Where papaya ...

Environmentalists’ stance on GMOs betrays progressive values

It is obviously inconsistent on the part of environmental groups such as Greenpeace to trumpet the importance of the worldwide ...
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First African study on biodiversity in GM maize finds insects abundant

Previous studies around the world have concluded that the biodiversity of insects in GM crop fields was essentially the same ...

Will GMO fight kill hopes for next generation of Hawaii farmers?

At this moment in time, with all of the vitriol in Hawaii over agriculture, I am not sure if I ...

Why we need GM wheat

Three crops — corn, soybeans and wheat — account for a vast majority of the value of America’s agricultural crop ...

Independent UK editorial: Environmental movement credibility hinges on embracing GMOs

Contrary to the scaremongering of the anti-GM lobby, genetic engineering is less science-run-mad than a much-needed means to better health ...

Video: Is Hawaii’s Anti-GMO Movement Really Just Anti-Science?

Hawaii is at the center of the fight over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) - and the food people are eating ...

South Africa: Unwarranted environmental fears hurts emerging economies

Exaggerated environmental claims—a “crying wolf” phenomenon—are counterproductive to environmental protection. They bring about misguided public policies that actively harm economies, ...

Just because scientists can genetically engineer foods doesn’t mean they should (or does it?)

This was written in response to the comment by Beth Hoffman in her article on Forbes, but it exceeded the given wordcount, ...

Activists claim GM crops exacerbating Monarch butterfly decline

The number of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in ...

Fish farmers in Washington state split over introduction of transgenic salmon

Fish farms in Washington are still not happy with an updated bill that intends to label transgenic fish. Transgenic is ...

Ecologist magazine pushes ‘Agent Orange’ demonization of GM corn, soybeans

A new report published today examines the dangers of the pesticide 2,4-D - an ingredient of Vietnam's Agent Orange - ...

Can genetically modified crops end hunger in Africa?

The African Union declared 2014 the Year of Food Security. The plan is to eradicate hunger on the continent by ...

Fears about technology and food are misplaced

If fire was the first technology, then farming was the first applied science. For thousands of years, farmers and inventors ...

Scientists square off against activists over Golden Rice

It is an unusual scene, which took place January 23 in front of the Greenpeace-quarters in Brussels: For once demonstrated ...