Infographic: Why single out GMOs—one of many forms of crop modification—for labeling?

Infographic: Why single out GMOs—one of many forms of crop modification—for labeling?

[Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is a scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies. She has a PhD in molecular genetics with a ...
Green Line: Why plant scientists need to talk about climate change impacts on farming

Green Line: Why plant scientists need to talk about climate change impacts on farming

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] As a molecular ...
Worries over CRISPR gene editing's unintended mutations appear to be overhyped

Worries over CRISPR gene editing’s unintended mutations appear to be overhyped

[Recently,] a short communication came out in Nature methods on off targets (OT) effects following CRISPR/Cas9 editing into the mouse ...
Ancestry.com under fire from privacy defenders for owning data from your genetic test

Ancestry.com under fire from privacy defenders for owning data from your genetic test

Don’t use the AncestryDNA testing service without actually reading the Ancestry.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to these ...
'Organic civil war': Do advocates care about promoting food security and sustainability?

‘Organic civil war’: Do advocates care about promoting food security and sustainability?

Last June [2016] Stephanie Strom, reporting for the New York Times, broke the story about how Whole Foods had upset organic ...
Merchants of doubt: US Right to Know's latest smear targets public-service-focused Canadian scientist

Merchants of doubt: US Right to Know’s latest smear targets public-service-focused Canadian scientist

A familiar pattern is emerging, and if you love science and respect scientists it should give you chills. This week ...
Conventional (GMOs) vs organic farming: Which is better for animals and the environment?

Conventional (GMOs) vs organic farming: Which is better for animals and the environment?

[Editor's note: Iida Ruishalme is a writer and a science communicator from Sweden who holds a M.Sc. in Biology.] I ...
Chipotle fumbles science in attempt to justify its anti-GMO stance

Chipotle fumbles science in attempt to justify its anti-GMO stance

[Editor's note: Stephan Neidenbach is a middle school teacher and blogger. He runs the popular We Loves GMO and Vaccines Facebook ...
Non-GMO Wild Turkey whiskey? Latest absurd food label illustrates hypocritical anti-GMO cancer fears

Non-GMO Wild Turkey whiskey? Latest absurd food label illustrates hypocritical anti-GMO cancer fears

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] [April 2, ...
Extreme Green hypocrisy? Center for Biological Diversity, other anti-GMO groups partner on March for Science

Extreme Green hypocrisy? Center for Biological Diversity, other anti-GMO groups partner on March for Science

[Editor's note: The following is an open letter to the Center for Biological Diversity regarding their participation in the "March for ...
Dietitian Mary Lee Chin: Why I consult with the food industry — including Monsanto

Dietitian Mary Lee Chin: Why I consult with the food industry — including Monsanto

[Editor's note: On March 22, 2017, journalist Alex Orlov accused dietitian Mary Lee Chin of not publicly disclosing her ties to ...
Is Cargill supporting 'removal of GMOs from planet' by partnering with Non-GMO Project?

Is Cargill supporting ‘removal of GMOs from planet’ by partnering with Non-GMO Project?

[Read the GLP profile of the Non-GMO project here.] [Cargill] recently partnered with the Non-GMO Project to help build a supply ...
Is non-GMO label a 'declaration of opposition to farmers, science?'

Is non-GMO label a ‘declaration of opposition to farmers, science?’

[Editor's note: Trevor Charles is a microbiologist at the University of Waterloo in Canada.] [M]y tweet about an example of a ...
Whole Foods, Patagonia, Clif Bar school lunch program promotes misconceptions about pesticides, seed saving

Whole Foods, Patagonia, Clif Bar school lunch program promotes misconceptions about pesticides, seed saving

[Editor's note: Stephan Neidenbach is a middle school teacher, father, and blogger.] The Conscious Kitchen program (funded by Patagonia, Clif Bar, ...
Debunking Denialism: 5 environmental benefits from GMO crops

Debunking Denialism: 5 environmental benefits from GMO crops

Editor's note: Emil Karlsson is a Swedish science communicator who runs the Debunking Denialism blog, which is dedicated to scientific skepticism ...
'Clean food' is a marketing ploy and offensive to hard-working scientists, farmers

‘Clean food’ is a marketing ploy and offensive to hard-working scientists, farmers

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular geneticist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] When ...
Pro and anti-GMO activists' goals for food and environment are not that different

Pro and anti-GMO activists’ goals for food and environment are not that different

I, too, am concerned about ... my children and grandchildren: will they have clean air and water? ... You’re frustrated by the ...
Three scientist-mothers explain why they avoid non-GMO products

Three scientist-mothers explain why they avoid non-GMO products

[The Non-GMO Project] NGP leads consumers to believe that choosing non-GMO is consistent with values that consumers (including ourselves) seek ...
US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: Future of food, farming lies in science

US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: Future of food, farming lies in science

What if I told you a scientist had recently discovered a way to remove up to 98% of the allergens ...
Monsanto scientist: GMO crops increase rate of yield gain, media misinterpreted NAS report

Monsanto scientist: GMO crops increase rate of yield gain, media misinterpreted NAS report

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On May 17, the ...
Familiar GMO denialists shrug off Academies safety, environmental findings

Familiar GMO denialists shrug off Academies safety, environmental findings

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A massive National Academy of ...
Can food policy reform benefit health, environment, economy?

Can food policy reform benefit health, environment, economy?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The nation’s food system ...

Are millennial ‘foodies’ ignoring important issues in food policy?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. With a spending power ...
Claims linking Monsanto to microcephaly attributed to bad science, irresponsible journalism

Claims linking Monsanto to microcephaly attributed to bad science, irresponsible journalism

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Some agenda-driven online outlets ...
Lost in time: How has history forgotten 60,000 forcibly sterilized Americans?

Lost in time: How has history forgotten 60,000 forcibly sterilized Americans?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On the morning of ...

Biohacking pioneer Ryan Bethacourt on why genetic engineering is tool for progress

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Note: This is an ...
Why scientists are withdrawing from public conversation on GMOs

Why scientists are withdrawing from public conversation on GMOs

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

Gene modification does not destroy ‘natural’ food system, could promote organic farming

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Traditional breeding changes the ...