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Can CRISPR help us stop wasting so much food?

CRISPR. It’s not what’s for dinner. Not yet, at least. But the hot genetic editing technology could be instrumental in ...
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Viewpoint: New GMO labels will make consumer confusion worse, not better

So just how bad are the new federal regulations on labeling genetically engineered food? I don’t think anyone is standing ...
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‘Substantial equivalence’: Are GMOs as safe as other conventional and organic foods?

GMO critics claim that US regulations rely too much on the concept of “substantial equivalence” when evaluating if food is ...
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Does Consumer Reports mislead readers by promoting Non-GMO Project label?

Consumer Reports claims to provide consumers with unbiased information about products and services. But the site is accused of exploiting ...
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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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‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Cargill’s partnership with Non-GMO Project irks farmers

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's profile of the Non-GMO Project here.] Careful what you tweet…especially if you’re a company kicking ...
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Who funds the grassroots anti-GMO movement?

A farmer discusses the tactics of anti-GMO leaders and how they use grassroots movements to promote organic products ...
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Anti-biotech hidden agenda: Link GMO feed to conventional dairy products to scare adoption of organics

Why is organic dairy, which industry leaders call a "gateway product", so important to anti-GMO movement? ...
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Hershey dumps sugar for… sugar. For food companies in GMO crosshairs, perception trumps science

Sugar is sugar whether it comes from sugarbeets or sugar cane — sucrose contains no DNA. But anti-GMO activists are ...

Hershey’s GMO-free candy will hurt American farmers

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Exciting news, candy lover! ...

Are there only two types of GMOs: pesticide producers and herbicide resisters?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A 2013 documentary claiming ...
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Are schools teaching ‘anti-GMO propaganda?’

More and more, anti-GMO groups are looking to sway students toward "big organic" with unscientific lesson plans ...
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European Union reviews, rebukes bizarre Ayyadurai claim of formaldehyde in GMO soy

The "study" claiming that formaldehyde accumulates in genetically modified soybeans--widely touted by anti-GMO activists-- is an example of junk science--no ...
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Myth busting: There is no such thing as GMO sugar

Advocacy groups that encourage consumers to avoid sugar derived from GE sugar beets target small, farmer-owned businesses ...

Anti-GMO activists promote flawed paper claiming GMO soy accumulates formaldehyde

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists occasionally “go rogue,” ...
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“Big Food” (Goliath) lobbies and “Good Food” (David) doesn’t? Don’t believe the propaganda

Food politics rage in Washington over who spends more on lobbying: Big Food or Big Organics. Here's the skinny on ...
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Ayyadurai’s formaldehyde-in-GMOs claim challenged, engineer refuses verification offer

Engineer and system biologist V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai claim that there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde in GMO crops is about ...
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Abbott slammed, praised after cutting GMOs from Similac, as competitors assess

Mixed reviews on Abbott's GMO removal decision. Scientists blast it for being hypocritical and anti-science while some anti-GMO groups are ...
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Anti-GMO groups lobby fast food restaurants to not sell GM apple or potato

Consumer advocacy groups are asking Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway and Dunkin' Donuts for commitments not to sell the genetically engineered ...
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Bananas, monoculture and biotech solution: No, Michael Pollan, GMOs do not limit genetic diversity

The Panama disease ravished Cavendish banana is a cautionary tale of the vulnerabilities of monoculture crops. Can biotechnology play a ...
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Forget GMOs: Surgeon General has determined that DNA is dangerous to your health!

OMG! Deoxyribonucleic acid risks contaminating all of our food. Where is Gary Hirshberg when we REALLY need him! Just Label ...
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Why Chobani reversed course, making yoghurt only from milk from cows not fed GMO grain

At the beginning of the year, I reported that Whole Foods had stopped selling Chobani yogurt over a spat the grocery store ...
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General Mills’ Cascadian Farm launches ‘bee-friendly’ campaign, GMO critics unimpressed

Alarm has grown in recent years over the widespread loss of bee colonies, not just because of the canary-in-the-coal-mine implications ...

Chobani seeks non-GMO milk for yogurt, faces supply challenge, high prices

Chobani, the yogurt aisle darling and maven of healthy snacks, is looking to check another box for ingredient-conscious shoppers: non-genetically ...
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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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As state GMO labeling laws are proposed, critics wonder about logistics and costs

With a mandatory GMO label law recently passed in Vermont, and more in the hopper, scientists and the food and ...
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Food makers begin ousting GMOs from products

Two decades after the first genetically engineered seeds were sold commercially in the U.S., genetically modified organisms—the crops grown from ...
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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 ...