Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Genetic engineering could save farm animals from disease

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Genetic engineering could save farm animals from disease

Alison Van Eenennaam is one of agriculture’s leading voices of reason and persuasion in support of good science in food ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO online series promotes fear and 'less sustainable' farming

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO online series promotes fear and ‘less sustainable’ farming

Works like the recently released "GMOs Revealed" are making it more difficult for new agricultural techniques to gain widespread acceptance ...
Study: Food products from livestock raised on GMO feed no different than those fed conventional grain

Study: Food products from livestock raised on GMO feed no different than those fed conventional grain

This review summarizes the available scientific literature on the detection of dietary DNA and protein in animal products and briefly ...
Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about 'confirmation bias' in foodie and anti-GMO community

Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

One of the more surprising reactions to the documentary--and disappointing to scientists--came from organic and agroecology supporters who called it ...
Talking Biotech: Anti-GMO activists say Food Evolution is an 'agrichemical conspiracy'—Who's behind the documentary?

Talking Biotech: Anti-GMO activists say Food Evolution is an ‘agrichemical conspiracy’—Who’s behind the documentary?

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of Food Evolution, addresses baseless claims that new GMO documentary is "Monsanto propaganda" ...
Whole Foods whiffs on agricultural sustainability: No evidence 'slow-growing’ chickens better for environment

Whole Foods whiffs on agricultural sustainability: No evidence ‘slow-growing’ chickens better for environment

There is a movement, pushed by Whole Foods, to go back to slower-growing chickens. This is problematic from a sustainability ...
Does most public research funding come from industry?

Does most public research funding come from industry?

Who funds public research? UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam says a funding analysis reveals that most of it ...
Will - And Should - Gene Edited Animals Be Regulated?

Will – And Should – Gene Edited Animals Be Regulated?

Regulations proposed by the FDA on the final day of the Obama Administration suggest the agency wants to regulate gene ...
Glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide linked to liver disease in rats? Researcher Séralini under fire again

Glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide linked to liver disease in rats? Researcher Séralini under fire again

Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam walks us through a new study by controversial researcher Giles-Eric Séralini, who once again links ...
FDA proposal to regulate gene edited animals is 'nonsensical'

FDA proposal to regulate gene edited animals is ‘nonsensical’

Genetic modification of animals is heavily regulated -- so much so that only one major innovation has been approved by ...
UC Davis' Alison Van Eenennaam's deep dive into latest Séralini GMOs-are-dangerous paper

UC Davis’ Alison Van Eenennaam’s deep dive into latest Séralini GMOs-are-dangerous paper

The controversial paper by the Séralini team challenges a central tenet of biotech proponents: are GM crops 'substantially equivalent' to ...
'Agrochemical academic complex': Should industry fund research?

‘Agrochemical academic complex’: Should industry fund research?

According to a recent piece in the NYT: Industry funded researchers are shills and the rest are tree-hugging greenies. UC ...
Teenager raped to death in US Animal Research Center (NY Times' Michael Moss' F in journalism)

Teenager raped to death in US Animal Research Center (NY Times’ Michael Moss’ F in journalism)

In January 2015, New York Times journalist Michael Moss skewered the research protocols of the US Meat Animal Research Center ...
Alison Van Eenennaam v Jennifer Kuzma: How should hornless cows and gene editing be regulated?

Alison Van Eenennaam v Jennifer Kuzma: How should hornless cows and gene editing be regulated?

Dairy cows, which come from the Holstein breed, naturally grow horns. On farms, the horns are often physically removed because ...
Alison Van Eenennaam: Anti-GMO activists target public scientists

Alison Van Eenennaam: Anti-GMO activists target public scientists

As the mock trial circus winds down in the Hague, fringe anti-GMO activists plan to reinvigorate their targeting of independent ...
Do researchers need to engage, teach consumers more in GMO debate?

Do researchers need to engage, teach consumers more in GMO debate?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The lack of progress ...
Milk: Not good source of omega-3 fatty acids, even when organic

Milk: Not good source of omega-3 fatty acids, even when organic

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I have had a ...
Alison Van Eenennaam: Why botched Italian GMO soy study never made science sense

Alison Van Eenennaam: Why botched Italian GMO soy study never made science sense

Italian researcher, Federico Infascelli, is under fire for allegedly misrepresenting data in his publications. Regardless of outcome, his data was ...

‘Regulate animal biotechnology based on product rather than process’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . “Modern” ...
Biotech researchers concerned FOIA requests could chill public outreach

Biotech researchers concerned FOIA requests could chill public outreach

Publicly funded researchers have become integrated into public relations and lobbying efforts by both agricultural biotechnology and organic companies, according ...
Talking Biotech: Engineering hornless cows; Blueberry origins

Talking Biotech: Engineering hornless cows; Blueberry origins

Hornless cattle gene editing: Alison Van Eenennaam; Domestic blueberries: Paul Lyrene ...

Podcast: UC-Davis’ Van Eenennaam on health impact of GMO crops on humans and animals

University of California-Davis animal biotechnology professor Alison Van Eenennaam, author of recent research published in the Journal of Animal Science [NOTE: article behind paywall ...
Genetically engineered animals: Are they the future?

Genetically engineered animals: Are they the future?

As a University of California, Davis researcher explains, the technology used to genetically engineer crops may soon find an important ...