The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our just-released 2019 Annual Report.

Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
Beyond Meat Vegan Food

Proposed US law would require Beyond, Impossible Burgers to be labeled ‘imitation’ meat

Elaine Watson | 
A federal bill that would require plant-based and cell-cultured meat products to be labeled as ‘imitation’ meat has been welcomed ...
istock jpg x q crop subsampling

Fertilizer, pesticides from microbes could help make urban farming more productive

RJ Whitehead | 
Singapore could be an urban farming oasis and achieve government-set guidelines for produce self-sufficiency as researchers there pioneer the development ...
image e

Will meat, milk and eggs from ‘microbial protein factories’ replace animal agriculture?

Elaine Watson | 
“By 2030, the US dairy and cattle industry will have collapsed,” as ‘precision fermentation’ – producing animal proteins more efficiently ...

Animal proteins from GMO microbes: More synthetic food ingredients to launch in 2021

Elaine Watson | 
The first three proteins from Motif FoodWorks’ fermentation-based food ingredient platform will be ready for launch in early 2021, says ...
thailands rice farmers

Thailand, home to early crop biotech research, proposes strict GMO safety, labeling rules

Pearly Neo | 
Thailand has drafted a new set of regulations for comments, targeting food and food products containing or consisting of genetically ...
Screen Shot at AM

Impossible Foods defends use of GMO soy in plant-based burger to stand out from competitors

Elaine Watson | 
As ingredient choices made by ‘next-generation’ plant-based meat brands attract more scrutiny, with some making a virtue of using peas ...
vegnews sweetearthawesomeburger

Nestlé poised to launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ to compete with Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat

Elaine Watson | 
Nestlé’s new ‘cook from raw’ plant-based Awesome Burger (launching in the fall under the Sweet Earth brand in retail and ...
d printing of meat

From lab-grown burgers to 3D printed steak, here’s why alternative meat is mainstream in 2019

Flora Southey | 
As the sustainability agenda rises in the food industry, innovators are increasingly looking at ways of swapping out meat for ...

Danish Council of Ethics urges EU to revamp GMO rules—’very new stance’​ for Denmark

Flora Southey | 
The Danish Council of Ethics recommends that legislation regarding the approval of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) be changed to help ...
eq a bizg jerazj cwyvv

‘Edible insects’ boost food sustainability, but will consumers eat BBQ-flavored bugs?

Oliver Morrison | 
There is an increasing range of insect-based products, such as whole/flour, snacks, health bars, pasta, pasta sauce and burgers. Edible ...
confidential info

EU adopts new rules to quell mistrust of food safety studies based on industry data

Katy Askew | 
New rules designed to increase transparency in the EU food safety risk assessment process have been adopted. The European Parliament ...
GMO free small

Viewpoint: Europe’s overregulation of CRISPR-edited crops ‘cripples’ Africa’s food security efforts

Flora Southey | 
Current GMO regulation is crippling advancements in sustainable development and food security, according to agricultural economist Matin Qaim, who told ...

Key ‘non-GMO’ ingredient for next plant-based burger may come from algae

Elaine Watson | 
Triton Algae Innovations - a San Diego-based firm building a production platform for food proteins from algae - says it ...

CRISPR could make wheat safe for people with Celiac disease

Flora Southey | 
Research in the Netherlands and at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in the UK has found that gene-editing ...

Europe may relax its ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, alleged to harm bees, leaked document suggests

Flora Southey | 
According to a leaked document, the European Commission is considering ditching bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ...
organic supermarket

Eating organic food reduces risk of some cancers, controversial study claims

Katy Askew | 
A French study published in the JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association[ Internal Medicine journal links eating organic food ...
trade war

Excessive regulation, trade wars may give rise to black market for biotech crops, experts say

Niamh Michail | 
The rise in global trade wars and the recent EU decision to classify new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) as genetically ...

What is ‘clean eating’? Consumers say popular marketing trend is ‘confusing’ and ‘pretentious’

Elaine Watson | 
While phrases such as ‘eating clean’ are starting to appear more frequently in consumer marketing, Mintel research shows some consumers ...
crisco oil x

GMO label should be mandatory on refined oils and sugars, says food industry lobby, aligning with anti-biotech groups

Elaine Watson | 
Consumers will lose trust in the food industry if USDA does not mandate that refined ingredients such as oils and ...

Finless Foods: Lab-grown fish startup that uses genetic engineering nears commercialization

Elaine Watson | 
Finless Foods – one of a new wave of start-ups in the rapidly heating-up cultured fish arena - has raised ...

Non-GMO Project: USDA’s labeling proposal makes us ‘more relevant than ever’

Elaine Watson | 
The Non-GMO Project will “only become more relevant” as mandatory GMO labeling kicks in, in part because its scope could ...

Early feedback on USDA’s GMO labeling proposal reveals ‘significant disagreement’

Elaine Watson | 
If the first wave of comments to its proposed rule on GMO labeling is anything to go by, USDA’s agricultural ...
intolerancia alimenticia

USDA’s GMO food labeling proposal: What you need to know

Elaine Watson | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a long-awaited proposed rule to establish GMO labeling standards (the National Bioengineered ...
bad news organics hero e

CRISPR gene editing and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) face opposition from organic industry

Niamh Michail | 
Can organic and non-GMO agriculture offer innovative, tech-based solutions for our food system – or does hope lie in new ...
Bid to ban potentially misleading non-GMO, other 'free from' labels rejected by European Parliament

Bid to ban potentially misleading non-GMO, other ‘free from’ labels rejected by European Parliament

Niamh Michail | 
An Italian member of the European Parliament has had a motion to ban certain free-from claims on the grounds they ...
a b beddcd e b d

Anti-GMO group plans to sue New Zealand food safety regulator over Golden Rice approval

Lester Wan | 
Campaign group GE-Free New Zealand is considering taking legal action against regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the ...

Anti-GMO group Moms Across America attacks food brands over trace parts per billion of glyphosate

Elaine Watson | 
[G]lyphosate [is] in the spotlight again as anti-GMO activist group Moms Across America released test results suggesting trace levels of ...
Nourri sans OGM e

European consumers think non-GMO, other ‘free-from’ labeled foods are healthier

Niamh Michail | 
Free-from labelled foods seem healthier, with GM-free and palm oil-free labels having the strongest effect, according to a study of ...