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Addressing GMO concerns: Are foods “made in labs” the same as those “made by nature”

Genetic Literacy Project | 
This is the first in a series that explores common objections to GMOs that are found on the internet. The ...
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Addressing all farmers’ challenges: Taking ideology out of the glyphosate and ‘superweed’ debate

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Hardy weeds that develop from continued use of a limited control system are problems for all farmers. This is not ...
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Organics v conventional v GMOs: Debate grows over farm yields and sustainability

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Dubious research supports claims that organic systems can close the yield gap with conventional (and GMO) farming. Obsession with organic ...

Is shifting from GMO sugar beets to sugar cane detrimental to environment?

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Last week it was ...

Do anti-GMO activists use ‘tobacco science’?

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Credible Hulk has ...

How, exactly, does CRISPR gene editing work?

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
After having read a number things about CRISPR (and ZFN and TALENS – two competing techniques) I understood the results it could ...
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Why seed saving and traditional farming may not be the most sustainable way to farm

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
Trying to protect farmers’ rights to save seeds only has an economic importance in low productivity systems where the benefits ...

Why Chipotle’s GMO-free move got so much backlash

The last few days at Chipotle HQ could not have been much fun for the people running the marketing and ...

Food 2.0: Will farmers be able to meet the ecological challenges ahead?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Financial columnist Paul Farrell recently explored the investment challenges and opportunities for food tech companies. We deconstruct some of his ...
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Center for Food Safety attacks GMO drought tolerant crops, distorts big picture

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Conventional breeding is currently outpacing biotech in tackling some complex traits like drought tolerance and nitrogen efficiency. Is it a ...
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Enlist Duo: Everything you need to know about new dual herbicide resistant crops

Genetic Literacy Project | 
With the EPA poised to clear Enlist, the dual herbicide mixture, next week, the GLP reviews the issues around this ...
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In rejecting GMO shipments, is China more protective of health of its citizens than US?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Despite the exultation by some over seemingly anti-GMO policies coming from China, actions of Beijing are better understood as hardball ...

Robyn O’Brien defends anti-GMO crusader Don Huber: Whistleblower or crank?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Following news that Dr. Huber was in a car accident, food activist Robyn O'Brien paints a picture of a scientist ...
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Leaked memo highlights new axis of pseudoscience between Dr. Oz and Consumer Reports?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Are Consumer Reports and Dr. Oz teaming up to spread pseudoscience? The GLP has obtained an in house Consumer Reports ...

Quarantine expanded as killer bacterium spreads to California orange groves, GMO only hope

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As California officials add another 100 square miles of citrus groves to a 1,000 square mile quarantine, Florida growers are ...

Crop breakthrough! No GMOs! Let’s celebrate!–Why advanced farm technology scares us

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Are journalists so gun shy about reporting the 'good news' of genetic engineering that they seek false balance in hyping ...
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Synthetic biology’s revolutionary and often disquieting impact on our food system

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Synbio brings with it new social, ethical and regulatory concerns. The next generation will bring nearly miraculous advances in medicine ...
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Consumer Reports finds GMOs in Xochitl ‘Non GMO’ corn chips, spreads anti-bio misinformation

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Consumer Reports finds genetically engineered corn in "natural" junk food labeled "No GMO"—and in the process spreads unnecessary fear about ...
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GMO farming abject “failure” claims Center for Food Safety–Is it?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Center for Food Safety makes the case that GMO crops have "failed", citing "myths" circulated by proponents. Specifically they ...

As state GMO labeling laws are proposed, critics wonder about logistics and costs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
With a mandatory GMO label law recently passed in Vermont, and more in the hopper, scientists and the food and ...

Public GMO studies database finds GMOs safe, half of studies independent

Cosmos | 
Critics of genetically modified crops often assert that all research into the plants’ safety is bought and paid for by industry ...
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Do anti-GMO activists inhabit an information bubble? Ask Paul Krugman

Genetic Literacy Project | 
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman describes how critics of Obamacare stay misinformed, not only because they have incorrect information ...
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GMOs for Dummies!

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
Marc Brazeau who blogs at Food and Farm Discussion Lab has posted an extremely useful guide covering many key GMO ...

Why I used to support mandatory GMO labeling and now don’t

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
I am opposed to government mandated GMO labels, though I started of in favor of them. In fact I helped ...

Who are the ‘GMO Rogues’ disseminating misinformation?

Skepti-Forum | 
When it comes to the topic of genetically engineered crops (GE-crops) there is a lot of misinformation. When sourcing the ...

Anti-GMO activists’ misconceptions about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s GMO comments

Food and Farm Discussion Lab | 
Like anything relating to GMOs, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s recent off the cuff remarks on GMOs and his exhortation to ‘chill ...

10 realizations to change thinking about GMOs

Biology Fortified | 
When I first started learning about GMOs, my model was trans fats and vitamin supplements. We thought that we could ...
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Are industry funded studies corrupting GMO science?

RealFood | 
Are all of the studies supporting the safety of GM foods the result of a massive scientific selling-out, the product ...
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