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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 ...

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 ...