Congress skeptical of benefits of mandatory GMO labeling law

The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically ...
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Anti-GMO Activism and Its Impact on Food Security

Activists have dismissed the opinions of the world’s leading scientists to undermine public trust in the benefits of GM crops ...

Environmental Working Group: Biotech doesn’t deserve credit for reducing soil erosion

Genetically modified crops are unfairly getting credit for reducing soil erosion on U.S. farmland, an environmental group said. In a ...
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Deconstructing Dr. Oz misrepresentations on pesticide exposure danger

Andrew Kniss, a scientist with an expertise in pesticides and weed control, addressed a segment on the Dr. Oz show in ...
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GMO labeling opponents spent over $27 million in six months

Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six ...

Environmental Working Group exaggerates toxic hazards in latest anti-chem/anti-GMO campaign

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released a blog post titled “Thousands Of Schools Would be Close To Toxic Spray ...
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Food industry spent $9 million lobbying against GMO labeling laws in first quarter

The food industry spent $9 million lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling for genetically modified products in the first ...
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Nanoparticles in sunscreen get bad rap, but evidence they cause human harm is slim

Most consumer sunscreens use nanoparticles to keep products effective and transparent. But some call the safety of this micro technology ...
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Federal GMO label: Conspiracy for activists, science-based for industry

Industry groups described Rep. Mike Pompeo's Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014 as "science-based" while anti-GMO activists play ...
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Honoring of Green Revolution’s Norman Borlaug ignites ideological skirmishes

Today would have been Norman Borlaug's 100th birthday. As the father of the Green Revolution he is credited with saving ...
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Dr. Oz again takes on the GMO controversy again—Science or myth?

Celebrity talk show host Dr. Oz has a complicated and controversial relationship with GMOs—demonstrated again with his latest foray into ...
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Opening minds to science, technology and genetic engineering

Genetic modification is neither good nor bad. Like any technology it is a tool. Like nuclear technology, fracking or advanced ...
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Both sides of Prop. 37 debate guilty of misleading voters

The No on 37 campaign used misused the FDA seal to make them seem in favor of their cause; the ...
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Turning point from the botched French maize study: GM opponents look like climate deniers

The highly controversial study by French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini, who as we noted in last week’s update has a long ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...
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