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Horshoe crabs bleed for biomedicine

The bright blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a biomedical treasure, but harvesting the blood of these unique creatures seems ...
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Are GMO crops sustainable? Bullets fly over environmentalist Jon Foley’s controversial essay

“Against my better judgment, I’m dipping my toe into the genetically modified organism debate," wrote University of Minnesota environmentalist Jon ...

Video: Feelings, Facts, Food and GMOs

Andrew Revkin led a Google Hangout discussion with Shelley Boris, a chef committed to conscientious cuisine and author of “Fresh ...
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Can farmers reduce toxic agricultural chemicals by tricking pests with pheromone-producing biotech plants?

Pesticides are necessary evil in farming, and are likely to remain so. But what if we could replace some of ...

Video: Mark Lynas says, “GMOs are green”

Mark Lynas, a UK-based environmentalist and former anti-biotech activist, spoke to Real Agriculture editor Lyndsey Smith before giving the keynote address at ...
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He said/She said: Are GMO “secrets” just inconvenient truths?

Well know activist-author Robyn O'Brien's recent post on the Huffington Post's Food for Thought blog, slams GMOs in nine points ...

Biofortified analysis: Do GMOs offer nutritional advantages?

As part of Biology Fortified's serious The Promise of GMO's, geneticist Anastasia Bodnar, the co-founder of the website, asks: Have GMOs ...
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Interactive graphic: Using agricultural technologies for sustainable food security

The International Food Policy Research has developed the Agritech Toolbox, an interactive online tool that demonstrates “how alternative agricultural practices ...
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Could the Australian GMO-organic court case lead to global restrictions on biotech farming?

If an organic farmer in Australia is successful for suing over "contamination" from nearby GM crops, it may create a ...

India’s Ag Minister: No credible reports that GM crops harmful

There are no “credible scientific reports” to prove that genetically modified (GM) crops have adverse impact on environment, human health ...
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Are industry funded studies corrupting GMO science?

Are all of the studies supporting the safety of GM foods the result of a massive scientific selling-out, the product ...
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Technology and food security: International Food Policy Research Institute director weighs in

A wealth of technologies is now at our disposal for boosting yields of the world’s key staple crops, but how ...

Agricultural technologies could increase global yields by two third, cut food prices in half by 2050

A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, ...

Illinois farmer turns GMO controversy is “teaching opportunity”

Larry Bucher typically harvests the same crop of questions from strangers, acquaintances and dinner party guests. Once they learn he ...
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Should India continue its moratorium on GM food?

Biotech cotton turned India from a net importer to a net exporter of this crop, yet the country is resistant ...

Independent scientists dismember new Seralini pesticide scare study

Controversial French biologist Gilles-Eric Séralini's report in BioMed Research International describes how pesticides kill cultured human cells, with the hair-raising conclusion that pesticides may ...

Australians create fungus resistant wheat by removing a gene

According to John Curtin Distinguished Professor Richard Oliver, Director of the Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP) at Curtin, ...

A progressive looks for common ground in the GMO debate

Skeptics of GM food should come to grips with the fact that the act of genetic manipulation is itself not ...
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After 13 years in regulation limbo, GM corn steps closer to approval in Europe

After 13 years, six scientific opinions and two legal challenges, an insect-resistant type of corn is on the verge of ...
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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 ...