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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 ...

Organic apple growers not threatened by GE apples but impractical re-defining of genetic ‘contamination’ in organic standards

There is an interesting new "GMO" apple nearing approval in the US and in Canada called the "Arctic Apple." Certain ...

Honeybees and monarch butterflies on decline but GMOs are not to blame

Both honeybees and monarch butterflies are on the decline, and scientists have yet to figure out exactly why. Many critics are ...
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Should consumers be concerned about the healthfulness of the non-browning GMO Arctic Apple?

Non-browning apples are likely to be the next genetically modified food approved for sale--which has some people jittery. What's the ...

De-masculizing RNA determines sex in silkworms, a new pathway for sex determination in animals

In the silk business, sex is money. Male silkworms weave cocoons with more silk of a higher quality than females ...

Why don’t humans grow into Goliaths?

It’s no secret that a mouse stops growing before it becomes the size of a whale. But the physiological and ...
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Hawaii ‘grassroots’ anti-GMO rebellion run by Washington-based Center for Food Safety

On the 11th floor of the Gold Bond Building, on the edge downtown Honolulu, is the brain trust of Hawaii’s ...

Vegans and vegetarians embrace simplistic anti-GMO propaganda, eschew debate, at Canadian expo

Kevin M. Folta, who describes himself as “a scientist in a scientifically illiterate nation at a time when we need science ...
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Henry Rowlands, organic movement’s cyber mastermind behind anti-GMO websites

Wonder how, when an anti-GMO initiative is launched, so many activist sites carry the same coordinated message? Meet Henry Rowlands, ...
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Henry Rowlands, organic movement’s cyber mastermind behind anti-GMO websites

Wonder how, when an anti-GMO initiative is launched, so many activist sites carry the same coordinated message? Meet Henry Rowlands, ...
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View from an Iowa farm: Anti-GMO professor tries to brainwash students against modern farming

A University Of Northern Iowa (UNI) instructor invited two professors to engage in an exercise analyzing arguments for and against ...

Top 10 GMO answers that consumers want

The results of a new national survey, commissioned by GMO Answers and the Council for Biotechnology Information, identify the leading questions consumers ...
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Cornell Prof Davies dismantles claims in Hawaii that GMO crops are a “pesticide centered technology”

A subtle shift has occurred in the tactics of anti-GMO campaigners in Hawaii. As they began losing the science argument ...
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Life as a corn plant is SCARY—Farmers and environmentalists embrace GM Bt corn to ward off pests

''Why do you grow Bt corn?'' Dave Walton answers the question and delves deeper into the reasons of why a ...

Single gene controls butterfly wing pattern

Female Common Mormon butterflies (Papilio polytes) are a varied lot. Some look like the black-and-white males, but others mimic the ...
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He said/She said: Are GMO “secrets” just inconvenient truths?

Well know activist-author Robyn O'Brien's recent post on the Huffington Post's Food for Thought blog, slams GMOs in nine points ...
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From GMOs to neonics, what’s causing bee deaths?

An upsurge in reported bee deaths--often referred to incorrectly as Colony Collapse Disorder--has led to concerns that GMOs and/or a ...

Activists claim GM crops exacerbating Monarch butterfly decline

The number of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in ...
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Florida oranges may need rethink on use of GMOs, neonicotinoids to survive

Oranges and orange juice in the U.S. are under threat from a lethal, incurable bacterial infection known as "citrus greening," ...

GM crops could help to solve the problem of over-fishing

One of the thornier questions we face is how to feed a global population heading towards 10 billion and beyond ...
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Viewpoint: We need the scientific juice to save the nation’s citrus industry

This article originally ran at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. Media outlets have for ...

Breakthrough in bee sex determination gives new insight into human genetics

Let me tell you ’bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees.... Remember that old Jewel ...
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Were insects pollinating 100 million years ago? Ancient plants found in amber suggest so

Scientists recently discovered a 100-million-year-old piece of amber, which revealed the oldest evidence yet of sexual reproduction in a flowering ...
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Jeffrey Smith’s claim of rampant GMO/gluten allergies rebuked by Celiac Disease Foundation

A recent report by anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith claims that GMOs can be blamed for the rise of gluten-sensitivity disorders, ...
With just a few genetic changes, new species are able to evolve

With just a few genetic changes, new species are able to evolve

By analyzing two closely related species of butterflies, scientists at the University of Chicago have found that it only takes ...
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Your allergies may save your life

According to new research, allergies may have evolved in order to save lives by forcing sufferers to reject and expel ...

Tiny genetic differences spin out new species in literal butterfly effect

A new study from the University of Chicago finds it’s genetically easier to spin off into a new species than ...