Anti-GMO groups draw FDA rebuke over misrepresentation of Golden Rice nutrition

Finally, the FDA weighed in on Golden Rice, with its May 24 announcement approving it for use in the United ...

Do organic farmers really use more pesticides than conventional farmers? Not even close.

This is part one of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...

USDA’s hands-off approach to gene-edited crops could revolutionize research and development

The US Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to stay out of the business of regulating gene-edited crops could be a ...
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Viewpoint: Why organic farming activists oppose New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)

There was a brief moment in 2015 where organic farming researchers were having an open discussion on adopting certain innovative ...

Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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Money magnets: Wall Street enamored by promise of human gene editing, gene therapies

Venture capitalists and investors are pouring money into the genomics sector, seeking to capitalize on breakthroughs in CRISPR gene editing ...

What’s stopping us from using CRISPR to gene edit humans to fight disease?

Emerging clinical applications of CRISPR editing include delivery of CRISPR systems into the body to repair genetic sequences. This is ...

Here’s what we really know about transgender genetics—so far

The week started strangely. On [March 19], the author of a new book on transgender identity emailed me, asking about ...

Far more toxic than glyphosate: Copper sulfate, used by organic and conventional farmers, cruises to European reauthorization

Over the past months, the European Union and several member nations have vigorously debated re-authorizing glyphosate, the herbicide maligned by ...

How Russia tried to turn America against GMOs and agricultural biotechnology and sow ideological discord

How serious was secret Russian interventionism when it comes to creating public discord over US farming and agricultural trade policy? ...

Are consumer genetic tests misused by doctors and alternative health providers?

Health practitioners with little or no training or perspective in genetics are dabbling in this rapidly advancing field. Utilizing results ...
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Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, ...

Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Stonyfield-Gary Hirshberg fiasco grows over video with young girls spreading misinformation about farming and GMOs

Usually, a video with kids talking is cute, funny, perhaps poignant. However, scientists’ and farmers’ reactions to a promotional video ...
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Plagued by pest, African farmers may soon have access to insect-resistant GMO cowpeas—for free

US government funding and royalty-free Bt technology from Monsanto will enable West African countries to provide farmers with free cowpea ...
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