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Genetic basis for Monarch butterfly’s migration uncovered

The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic insects in the world, best known for its distinct orange and ...
Critics say new multi herbicide resistant GMO crops will exacerbate 'superweed' problem

Critics say new multi herbicide resistant GMO crops will exacerbate ‘superweed’ problem

Move over, Roundup Ready crops. After gaining USDA approval last week, new generation of genetically modified corn and soybeans is ...

Fundraising by opponents of GMO labels outpaces advocates in Oregon

So far the No on 92 campaign has raised more than $1 million, about $800,000 of which is still on ...
Activists, farmers link GMOs to use of neonic pesticide, claim bees endangered

Activists, farmers link GMOs to use of neonic pesticide, claim bees endangered

Today, genetically engineered crops dominate agriculture, and two-thirds of the world’s cropland gets a regular dose of neonicotinoids, including 90 ...
Making friends with Frankenfood: What critics, supporters miss in conversation over GMOs

Making friends with Frankenfood: What critics, supporters miss in conversation over GMOs

What does a left-leaning, holistic food embracing American woman think about the increasingly rancorous debate over GMOs? Maybe there is ...
Whole Foods GMO labeling support designed to pump profits, not inform

Whole Foods GMO labeling support designed to pump profits, not inform

A label like that of the Non-GMO Project is uniquely effective at making GMOs seem scary. It highlights—and exaggerates—the prevalence of ...
National Academy of Sciences convenes panel to re-evaluate GMOs

National Academy of Sciences convenes panel to re-evaluate GMOs

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is embarking on a comprehensive study of genetically engineered (GE) crops. It will examine the historic development of ...

NaturalNews endorses GMOs as solution to bee crisis

Here we go again, folks. Recently Natural News published an article titled “New, all-natural pesticide unveiled by scientists – and ...
Activists seek endangered status for monarch butterflies, blame pesticides and GMOs

Activists seek endangered status for monarch butterflies, blame pesticides and GMOs

As monarch butterfly populations dwindle to unprecedented low levels, activists say the colorful and far-ranging insects need protection of the ...

My garden is organic and I grow GMOs

Enter by the wooden gate, you'll find a lush vegetable garden with red veined chard, green cabbages, spicy arugula, bright ...

Activists blame GMOs and pesticides for monarch butterfly decline in west

As monarch butterfly populations dwindle to unprecedented low levels, activists say the colorful and far-ranging insects need protection of the ...

GMOs cannot be contained, endanger bees

When you boil them down, fights over what we eat — whether it's the antibiotics in livestock, or taxes on soda ...

No shortage of food globally, but inequity in distribution

I don’t think there is a food shortage at all. There is food inequity, but no shortage. The problem is not ...
Does Nicholas Wade's 'A Troublesome Inheritance' focus on 'race' inaccurately portray human differences?

Does Nicholas Wade’s ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ focus on ‘race’ inaccurately portray human differences?

A new book by Nicholas Wade is being condemned by scientists, who claim that it paints a false picture of ...
Wildlife refuges to phase out GM crops and neonicotinoid pesticides by Jan 2016

Wildlife refuges to phase out GM crops and neonicotinoid pesticides by Jan 2016

National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine ...

Butterflies evolve at amazingly fast rate to adapt to environment

A team of researchers who bred a species of brown African butterfly in the lab were shocked to discover that ...
GMOs could save honeybees by eliminating virus and mites

GMOs could save honeybees by eliminating virus and mites

President Obama has made saving pollinators a top priority, announcing the assembly of a task force designated to saving the ...
Organic farmer: Don’t ban neonics but put aside simplistic view of harmless of pesticides

Organic farmer: Don’t ban neonics but put aside simplistic view of harmless of pesticides

While neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) may have some dire potential for health problems, there's little evidence to suggest that a neonic ...
Transgenic, sex-swapped algae reveal potential genetic 'master switch' in evolution of the sexes

Transgenic, sex-swapped algae reveal potential genetic ‘master switch’ in evolution of the sexes

An experiment in making sex-swapped algae has unveiled a genetic "master switch" in the evolution of sex differences, one of ...

Widespread GM crop adoption created ‘agricultural desert,’ starving honeybees

The life of honeybees in the United States used to be much simpler, but now beekeepers are navigating a gauntlet ...
Strawberries and lawsuits: Future of favorite fruit hinges on intellectual property

Strawberries and lawsuits: Future of favorite fruit hinges on intellectual property

When one of the world's foremost strawberry breeders decided to leave UC Davis, it sparked a controversy culminating in a ...

Dietician’s concerns over GMOs prompt embrace of organic foods

As a dietitian, I rarely recommend anything to a client that I wouldn't do myself. So when it came to ...

Genetics of sex get some special attention

Sex is everywhere in nature. Whether it’s a male bird singing to mark his territory or a tiny yeast cell ...

Scientific articles counter common misconceptions on Internet condemning GMOs

A member of Skepti-Forum, Ethan Kessler, provides links to several scientific studies countering many of the common misconceptions we often ...

Monarch butterfly decline linked loss of milkweed: Are GMO crops to blame?

The main cause of the monarch butterfly's decline is the loss of milkweed — its food — in its U.S ...
There is no 'bee armageddon': Misguided neonics ban threatens honeybees and farming

There is no ‘bee armageddon’: Misguided neonics ban threatens honeybees and farming

European Union instituted a precautionary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides before actually examining beehives. European farmers, faced with the ban, are ...

First avian pollinator discovered: 47 million years old

The discovery, uncovered in Germany's fossil-rich Messel Pit, reveals a three-inch-long (eight-centimeter) bird—about the size of a hummingbird you see ...

Gene variations cause spiny sea bass to look dramatically different as babies and adults

Among divers and marine biologists, it’s common knowledge that ocean fish lead double lives. Like birds and butterflies, their young ...