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From a sustainability perspective, GMO AquaBounty salmon should be a ‘dream come true’. Why do environmentalists oppose it?

The flip-flop by Food and Water Watch and other advocacy groups rests not on environmental or science-based concerns but on ...
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Organic vs conventional food fight: Focus on pesticides distracts from real environmental problems

Has GMO use really led to a “flood” of pesticide use, as critics contend? That’s not what the data show ...
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Genetically engineered AquaBounty salmon ready for US market, but caught in Congressional ‘sausage grinder’

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” The true version of ...
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Making sense of the patchwork US regulatory system for genetically engineered crops and animals

The faster-growing genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon took 20 years of regulatory scrutiny to gain approval, while the non-browning gene-silenced Arctic ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Animal breeders are blocked worldwide from using genetic engineering. Here’s why.

Stringent regulations have made it almost impossible for GE animals to be approved for sale in the US. It took ...
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How anti-biotech environmental groups are trying to kill roll-out of AquaBounty’s sustainable salmon

If you love Atlantic salmon, what you are eating is almost certainly farm-raised, despite what the label might say. The ...
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The story behind the well-funded opposition to block AquaBounty’s sustainable GMO salmon

Opposition to the world's first GMO animal approved for human consumption was fueled by a variety of sources --from quacks ...
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Organic food imports plagued by ‘corruption, bribery and falsified documents’

Roughly 40% of all organic food sold in America tests positive for prohibited pesticides, according to two USDA studies. And, ...
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How US NGOs are exploiting Europe’s precautionary chemophobia to ban glyphosate and GMOs

Environmental NGOs have a harder time influencing the evidence-based US regulatory system, so they're taking the fight to Europe — ...
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Myth busting on ‘contamination’: GMO farms’ halo effect often protects organic farms

Some organic farmers worry that their farms can be ‘contaminated’ by modified crops grown nearby. But no organic farmers in ...

Native American tribe joins lawsuit challenging FDA approval of GMO salmon

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A Native American tribe ...
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Could genetically engineered mosquitoes fight vector-borne diseases like dengue and Zika?

Can genetically engineering mosquitos control Zika and dengue? Field trials in Brazil may provide the answer ...

Monsanto CEO: GMO debate doesn’t need to be ‘either/or’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Monsanto has become a ...
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Legal, PR battles commence to block FDA approved GMO salmon from dinner plate

The world's first genetically engineered fish approved for human consumption arriving in supermarkets within two years. Now the legal fireworks ...
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Diet must change to put end to factory farming

From the look of things, you’d be correct in thinking that a revolution in food production was underway. Calls for ...
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In wake of Owen Paterson rebuke of anti-GMO ‘Green Blob’, advocates and opponents play tug-of-war over Africa

Owen Paterson's recent speech on the green lobby's role in blocking GMOs in Africa stirred some strong responses from both ...
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Activists raise alarms over fisheries using GMO soy as feed

Much of the fish feed now used in open-net pens includes GM soy -- an ingredient that Monsanto and Cargill ...

Activist groups demand Costco not sell GM salmon if approved

Food safety advocates are urging that Costco not sell genetically modified salmon if it is approved. Friends of the Earth, which ...
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Can GM technology promote sustainable salmon farming?

Can biotechnology overcome the stigma manufactured by activists to provide solutions for a sustainable seafood movement? Is the sustainability movement ...
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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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Will Starbucks bump latte prices to placate anti-GMO protestors?

Anti-GMO organic activists are again fanning fears about genetic modification as part of a campaign to pressure Starbucks to dump ...
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National Academy of Sciences releases videos of GMO panel presentations, schedules public webinar

The National Academy of Sciences' has posted videos of the presentations and discussions from the September 15-16 genetically engineered crop ...
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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” ...

Will consumers accept GM yeast that could save our oceans?

Scientists at DuPont have genetically modified a yeast to produce a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid, essential to human health and ...
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New consumer focused GM foods designed to provide health and sustainability benefits

It’s easy to understand why many Americans are unenthusiastic about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Although supermarket aisles are lined with ...
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GMO war of words: On “contamination”

The use of the word "contamination", as used by organic farmers worried about GM crops invading their fields from neighboring ...
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You say potato, I say GMO: Are spuds the next battleground in the GMO debate?

A battle is being waged over a healthier, genetically modified potato that McDonald’s is reportedly exploring. And now, yet another ...