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GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

Skeptics of GMOs decry the growing practice of no-till farming and its connection to herbicide-tolerant crops. Yet, agronomists say good ...
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CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...
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Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo Salvador mulled endorsing anti-GMO campaign in exchange for contributions, violating UCS’ ethics policy

In a response to anti-GMO campaigners requesting endorsement, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) promised to look into it in ...
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Is monoculture a bad thing? It’s time to revise simplistic ideological narrative

Biotech critics frequently claim that conventional agriculture and GMOs promote monoculture farming, which is harmful to biodiversity. A closer look ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activist Doug Gurian-Sherman’s Food Evolution review misrepresents Uganda banana research

[Editor's note: Patricia Nanteza is a science communicator at Uganda's National Banana Research Program. The following is excerpted from her letter to ...
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Worst 10 list: Advocacy groups that put ideology ahead of science on food and farming issues

Which organizations promote ideology over science in the debate over crop biotechnology? The list includes some of the most well-known ...
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GMO myth busting: Behold the dandelion, the weed with farm busting superpowers

What does it mean to say that weeds are developing a "resistance" to glyphosate or another pesticide? Is this related ...
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USDA to overhaul regulatory process for biotech crops to incorporate advances in gene editing

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . . Improved ...
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The Case for GMOs and Sustainability

From conventional breeding to mutagenesis, none of our foods that we eat today is the product of Nature’s way. But ...
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Anti-GMO groups obsess about superweeds, the non-existent glyphosate-created pest

"Superweeds" is a term bandied about by Consumer Reports, the Union of Concerned Scientists and other anti-GMO groups as a ...
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McDonald’s mulling embrace of Simplot’s bruise-reducing Innate GMO potato

A healthier, ecologically advanced GMO potato has been cleared, touching off theatrics of opposition by advocacy groups. The success of ...
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GMO farming abject “failure” claims Center for Food Safety–Is it?

The Center for Food Safety makes the case that GMO crops have "failed", citing "myths" circulated by proponents. Specifically they ...
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GLP’s Jon Entine cautions National Academy of Sciences about views of anti-science NGOs

The GLP's executive director speaks at the National Academy of Sciences, which embarks on a comprehensive study of the “purported” ...
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NaturalNews’ Mike Adams’ genocidal views on GMOs mainstream among environmental activists

NaturalNews founder and editor Mike Adams is known for his extremist views on GMOs, the latest being his threats to ...
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Herbicide-resistant crops can exacerbate ‘superweeds’ but new GM versions can help control problem

The growing problem of herbicide-resistant weeds has weed scientists and regulators pushing for more solutions to tackle the problem, including ...
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GMO science denialists? ENSSER challenges WHO, National Academy of Sciences on GM safety

When activist anti-GMO writers like Michael Pollan challenge the National Academy of Sciences and other global science bodies that have ...
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GMO science denialists? ENSSER challenges WHO, National Academy of Sciences on GM safety

When activist anti-GMO writers like Michael Pollan challenge the National Academy of Sciences and other global science bodies that have ...
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Union of Concerned Scientists blames GMOs for ‘superweeds’ but issue more complex

Genetically modified crops have been blamed for the superweeds problem, but in truth, the use of herbicides in monocultural practices ...
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Hidden costs in GMO labeling

Mandatory GMO labeling would require a huge addition in infrastructure needed to segregate grain. True traceability in our food supply ...
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Does the Union of Concerned Scientists’s Doug Gurian-Sherman misrepresent GMOs?

Do advances in conventional breeding make genetic engineering unnecessary? That's the controversial claim by Union of Concerned Scientist's Doug Gurian-Sherman, ...
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Johnson in Grist: Despite drawbacks, GE key tool in strengthening global food security

Some say that the costs of genetic engineering outweigh the benefits, but GE is still an important tactic against threats ...

Union of Concerned Scientists asserts broad safety and environmental benefits of GMOs

In the last few days, Margaret Mellon and Doug Gurian-Sherman have clarified the position of the Union of Concerned Scientists ...
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Scientists, journalists and farmers join lively GMO forum

The current Boston Review hosts a discussion forum about GMOs, where professionals in agriculture, journalism and academia respond ...
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Mother Jones’s Philpott supports Pollan “talking points” attack on NYTimes GM orange story

Anti-GMO journalist defends Michael Pollan’s backhanded attack on Amy Harmon’s NYT story on GM oranges ...
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GMOs and The Mark Lynas Conversion: Round Two Roundup

The GLP digs through the fallout from Mark Lynas's public "conversion" from anti-GMO to pro-science activist ...