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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 ...
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Genetics gives hope of species-specific pesticides, minimal collateral damage

Imagine a future in which we no longer use pesticides. Instead, we use weevilicides or rootwormicides, targeted with exquisite precision ...

Are organic farmers over-using pesticides?

If you think you don't need to wash organic food before you eat it, I think you need a sanity ...

GMOs matter most where climate change and population growth are challenges

The question of how we produce food, as the global population heads for nine billion in 2050, must be addressed ...
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Graphs don’t tell the whole story on GMOs and weedkillers

A picture is worth a thousand words, a graph is worth a thousand pictures, but what if they are misleading ...

Organic food’s success driven by confusion about GM crops

U.S. sales of organic food and beverages soared from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. Sales in ...

Jackson County, Oregon GMO battle heats up

Some organic farmers have come together to oppose what they see as a growing threat from genetically modified crops contaminating ...

Deconstructing the debate over GM Arctic Apples

The Arctic Apple is not yet on the market. It's currently under approval in Canada and the US. If approved, ...
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Fish oil without the fish

Fish oil, used as a health supplement and feed for fish, could soon come from a GM crop rather than ...
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Florida oranges may need rethink on use of GMOs, neonicotinoids to survive

Oranges and orange juice in the U.S. are under threat from a lethal, incurable bacterial infection known as "citrus greening," ...
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Why does the debate on GMOs matter?

Nathanael Johnson's six-month "Panic-Free GMOs" series at Grist recently ended with a whimper -- claiming "none of it matters" -- ...

Bangladesh joins the global GMO club, introduces Bt brinjal (eggplant)

Bangladesh became the 30th country to cultivate a genetically motivated crop with the introduction this week of Bt brinjal--eggplant modified ...

Vitamin enhanced GM ‘Golden Orange’ grows faster, provides antioxidant protection

A team of researchers in Spain have engineered a "golden orange" that grows more quickly than conventional oranges and contains ...
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Nathaneal Johnson: All or nothing debate over GMOs–Does any of it matter?

Johnson bemoans that too much of the conversation about GMOs remains stuck on cliches and focused on extremes and ideology--not ...

Genetic defect in tomatoes tweaked to increase yields, fruitiness in canned varieties

Teasing out the hidden subtleties of a type of hybrid vigor involving just one gene has provided scientists at Cold Springs ...
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Simple genetic modification could restore American chestnut to dominance

Scientists have found a simple genetic modification to revitalize the American chestnut, but now the question remains: should they be ...

A world without GMO crops poses greater risks

Despite the endorsements from scientific organizations and the hundreds of studies showing no adverse environmental or human health effects from ...
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Unpublished study showing GMOs cause sterility in hamsters touted by anti-GMO acitivists

A Russian study claiming that hamsters who consume genetically modified soybeans give birth to sterile offspring should not be taken ...