Articles written specifically for the GLP or the articles that are reposted from other sources (sometimes in modified form) with permission list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. Excerpted articles list the original media outlet as the source. Excerpts are posted under guidelines for Fair Use and Creative Commons for educational nonprofits (501c3). The GLP’s Fair Use policy for posting excerpts and using images is explained here.
Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture 'revolution'. Here are two paths forward

Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture ‘revolution’. Here are two paths forward

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Does regenerative agriculture require a completely new economics of farming to achieve scale? Or should the focus be on the ...
Viewpoint: Advocates for regenerative agriculture greet questions about its viability 'not with facts or science but with defensive hype'

Viewpoint: Advocates for regenerative agriculture greet questions about its viability ‘not with facts or science but with defensive hype’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In Part One of this series, we looked at the historical reasons why interest in regenerative farming has eclipsed organic ...
The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by 'overselling' its limited and targeted advantages

The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by ‘overselling’ its limited and targeted advantages

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The term regenerative farming first popped up in the mainstream media in a 1987 New York Times article about what ...
planthand

Regenerative agriculture: The movement dedicated to unseating intensive, ‘industrial farming’ by claiming it has comprehensive sustainability advantages

Genetic Literacy Project | 
For the last century, each generation has produced an alternative approach to farming that is aimed at a central challenge ...
The Green Revolution was built on manipulating genes to breed higher-yielding, disease resistant crops. Here's an ode to one of its pioneers, Sanjaya Rajaram

The Green Revolution was built on manipulating genes to breed higher-yielding, disease resistant crops. Here’s an ode to one of its pioneers, Sanjaya Rajaram

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Few people are aware of the heroes behind the surge in yields of wheat and other crops that began in ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than 'natural' organics

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall during the last few decades, many consumers are still worried about pesticides ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
Pesticides and Food: It's not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
monsanto evil seed ianmackenz

Monsanto wrongly sued farmers for patent infringement? Federal courts put down David v Goliath myth for good

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Does greedy Monsanto sue small-time farmers for patent infringement because their fields are accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seeds? ...
Monsanto Money Crops

David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of ...
percy feature x jpg

Viewpoint: Anti-Monsanto biopic ‘Percy’ tells misleading tale about GMOs and seed patents

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As any experienced moviegoer knows, "This film is based on a true story" is more of a disclaimer than a ...
s reutersmedia net

‘Rethinking Monsanto’: Ex-GMO skeptic explains what he got wrong about Big Ag and the pitfalls of plant breeding

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Beginning in 2010, I embarked on a slow-motion conversion from GMO skeptic to advocate as I began developing a more ...
brain drain immigration skilled educated

What I got wrong: GMO skeptic turned crop biotech advocate explains his ‘slow-motion conversion’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A recent open-heart surgery put my mind, as it might, on themes relating to mortality. Which got me thinking about ...
palmer large

How the pigweed Palmer amaranth became a ‘super weed’—and what it tells us about preventing herbicide resistance

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Bound up with the bad news of super weeds is good news for farmers -- a window of opportunity ...
ac d ec a c bf a c b fa

Viewpoint: ‘Dicamba Debacle’ stirs questions about the future shape of ‘industrial, intensive agriculture’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The dicamba debacle gives a chance to answer key questions about industrial agriculture with rare specificity ...
large farmer spraying crops can be used for dicamba articles

Viewpoint: Dicamba debacle trial forces a reevaluation: Was Monsanto a ‘bonafide bad actor’?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The toll on farmers is infuriating enough. But there could be widespread damage to the environment as well ...
dicamba

‘Monsanto on the attack’: How an aggressive defense contributed to the ‘dicamba debacle’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
It's pretty clear that the ag industry has a problem. But what is the nature of it? ...
img wide cbc e a c cd f ffc cd d af a ce s c

Farmer vs farmer: After tens of thousands of acres of crop damage, what are we to make of the ‘dicamba debacle’?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
For dicamba, even more than most ag issues in recent history, the devil is in the details ...
DSC

GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
anti science fair

(Practically) no one is anti-science, and how that can help us talk about GMOs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Keith Kloor, science blogger at Discover, has sparked an intriguing debate about the use of the term "anti-science" to describe ...
pig

Deciphering US plans for regulating biotech animal breeding

Genetic Literacy Project | 
An overview of the regulation of biotech breeding as it relates to animals, covering some open and unsettled issues.  ...
impossible burger battle narrative by linnea covington

Viewpoint: Opponents of lab-grown meats are using anti-GMO arguments they will soon regret

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anti-GMO style tropes are being used against the Impossible Burger by people who should know better ...
soybeans

3 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Here is the evidence to put these misconceptions to rest ...
black angus cow

Animal gene editing breakthrough: Bringing Angus beef raised from US cattle to Brazil

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The gene-edited heat-tolerant Angus cow could be a very big deal in Brazil ...
Loading...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists