'Roundup Facing the Judges': Documentary promotes glyphosate conspiracy theories, pseudoscience

‘Roundup Facing the Judges’: Documentary promotes glyphosate conspiracy theories, pseudoscience

[Editor's note: Øystein Heggdal is a Norwegian agronomist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and natural resources. He is ...
'Shockumentary': How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

‘Shockumentary’: How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

It seems as though every year a food “shockumentary” comes out (GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc etc). I’ve ...
Understanding toxicity: Caffeine '40 times more toxic' than glyphosate herbicide

Understanding toxicity: Caffeine ’40 times more toxic’ than glyphosate herbicide

[Editor's note: Alison Bernstein is a neuroscientist who studies the role of epigenetics and environmental exposures in Parkinson’s disease.] LD50 ...
5 technologies that will change agriculture for the better in 2017

5 technologies that will change agriculture for the better in 2017

Yet another transformation in agriculture may be needed to stave off a potential food crisis. The good news is that ...
Monoculture: Is it really the problem 'intensive agriculture' critics make it out to be?

Monoculture: Is it really the problem ‘intensive agriculture’ critics make it out to be?

Editor's note: The author of this piece is Andrew Kniss, associate professor of weed biology & ecology at the University of Wyoming ...
GM herbicide-tolerant crops reduce overall herbicide use

GM herbicide-tolerant crops reduce overall herbicide use

Editor’s Note: This blog by geneticist Anastasia Bodnar evaluates whether claims made by the biotechnology industry that GM foods decrease ...
Biotech industry's nutrition-related GM crops falling short of hopes

Biotech industry’s nutrition-related GM crops falling short of hopes

Editor’s Note: This blog by geneticist Anastasia Bodnar evaluates whether the biotechnology industry's nutrition-related claims about GM crops are true ...
GMO Bt corn contains fewer disease-causing mycotoxins than conventional corn

GMO Bt corn contains fewer disease-causing mycotoxins than conventional corn

Editor's Note: This blog by geneticist Anastasia Bodnar evaluate whether claims made by the biotechnology industry that GM foods are free ...
How Rodale Institute, organic advocates manipulate data to 'prove' yields approach conventional farming

How Rodale Institute, organic advocates manipulate data to ‘prove’ yields approach conventional farming

In July a new report by a panel of scientists under the banner IPES FOOD (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food ...

Using genomics and light to manipulate flavor, nutrition of crops

Crop scientist Kevin Folta of the University of Florida is renowned for his tireless efforts in science communication.... He’s less ...

Is shifting from GMO sugar beets to sugar cane detrimental to environment?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Last week it was ...

Do anti-GMO activists use ‘tobacco science’?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Credible Hulk has ...

How, exactly, does CRISPR gene editing work?

After having read a number things about CRISPR (and ZFN and TALENS – two competing techniques) I understood the results it could ...
Why seed saving and traditional farming may not be the most sustainable way to farm

Why seed saving and traditional farming may not be the most sustainable way to farm

Trying to protect farmers’ rights to save seeds only has an economic importance in low productivity systems where the benefits ...

Why Chipotle’s GMO-free move got so much backlash

The last few days at Chipotle HQ could not have been much fun for the people running the marketing and ...
GMOs for Dummies!

GMOs for Dummies!

Marc Brazeau who blogs at Food and Farm Discussion Lab has posted an extremely useful guide covering many key GMO ...

Why I used to support mandatory GMO labeling and now don’t

I am opposed to government mandated GMO labels, though I started of in favor of them. In fact I helped ...

Anti-GMO activists’ misconceptions about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s GMO comments

Like anything relating to GMOs, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s recent off the cuff remarks on GMOs and his exhortation to ‘chill ...