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Billionaires and Bacteria are Racing to Save Us From Death by Fertilizer

Billionaires and Bacteria are Racing to Save Us From Death by Fertilizer

Nathanael Johnson | 
It was January 15, 1881, and the U.S. envoy to Peru had to duck for cover .... Chile had invaded Peru ...
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Why it’s OK to change your mind, from a former anti-GMO activist

Nathanael Johnson | 
Once upon a time, shortly after the age of bloodletting, people thought that facts could change minds. It may seem ...
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R.I.P. Monsanto. Our hates will go on.

Nathanael Johnson | 
Welp, this is the end of Monsanto. Not the end of the seed company, mind you, but the end of ...
Small artisanal farms might not be our environmental salvation

Small artisanal farms might not be our environmental salvation

Nathanael Johnson | 
[Cricket flour] was the first note of a dinner set up by the Breakthrough Institute, a pro-technology environmental think tank, in order ...
The Impossible Burger wouldn’t be possible without genetic engineering

The Impossible Burger wouldn’t be possible without genetic engineering

Nathanael Johnson | 
[Editor's note: Read a San Francisco Chronicle article about this controversy and letter from the CEO of Impossible Foods here.] ...
Slugging it out with a new contender in the GMO debate

Slugging it out with a new contender in the GMO debate

Nathanael Johnson | 
“I thought it might be worth meeting,” [said Penn State University  entomologist John Tooker], “because I read the piece where ...
A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet

A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet

Nathanael Johnson | 
[F]armers could turn their fields into giant greenhouse gas sponges, potentially offsetting as much as 15 percent of global fossil ...
What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story

What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story

Nathanael Johnson | 
The [Danny Hakim] story is an odd one for the Times because if you take the most mild interpretation of ...
Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

Nathanael Johnson | 
When the news started to spread about a plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, it seemed ...
Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Nathanael Johnson | 
. . . The leaves are gone from the . . . peach trees on Bill Bader’s orchard . . ., and soy ...

The world’s biggest seed companies are wooing

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. They call the giants ...

Can we finally make gasoline out of corncobs?

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . .Take ...

Kenya moves closer to legalizing GMO crops with drought-resistant GMO corn trial

Nathan Siegel | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . Kenyan ...

Conventional milk can be just as nutritious, beneficial for cows, farmers as organic

Sarah Jampel | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . .“Organic” ...

Gwyneth Paltrow concerned about GMOs, sells ‘spirit dust’ containing hallucinogens

Eve Andrews | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gwyneth Paltrow, human wheat ...

What’s a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the winter of ...
A bill to block GMO labeling fails key Senate vote

A bill to block GMO labeling fails key Senate vote

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A bill that would ...

EPA cancels registration of flubendiamide pesticide, Bayer refuses to stop sales

Melissa Cronin | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a rare show ...

Farmers don’t try new things because it’s too risky. This could change that

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The problem with revolutionary ...
Brazilian state bans pesticide following conspiracy theory linking Monsanto to microcephaly

Brazilian state bans pesticide following conspiracy theory linking Monsanto to microcephaly

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. You may have seen ...
Here’s new news about pesticides and bees

Here’s new news about pesticides and bees

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Bees are struggling, and ...
It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Debates rage over what ...

The next big food safety technology could be from this ancient root

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What if our next-generation, futuristic ...

As demand for beef grows, China faces choice between imported or cloned cows

Suzanne Jacobs | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Remember when eating sustainably meant ...
Here’s how to do GMO labeling so everyone wins

Here’s how to do GMO labeling so everyone wins

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What would it look ...
How plants can help us address climate change

How plants can help us address climate change

Suzanne Jacobs | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a hole in the ...
What does “organic” actually mean?

What does “organic” actually mean?

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What does organic actually ...
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