Small artisanal farms might not be our environmental salvation

Small artisanal farms might not be our environmental salvation

[Cricket flour] was the first note of a dinner set up by the Breakthrough Institute, a pro-technology environmental think tank, in order ...
The Impossible Burger wouldn’t be possible without genetic engineering

The Impossible Burger wouldn’t be possible without genetic engineering

[Editor's note: Read a San Francisco Chronicle article about this controversy and letter from the CEO of Impossible Foods here.] ...
Slugging it out with a new contender in the GMO debate

Slugging it out with a new contender in the GMO debate

“I thought it might be worth meeting,” [said Penn State University  entomologist John Tooker], “because I read the piece where ...
A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet

A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet

[F]armers could turn their fields into giant greenhouse gas sponges, potentially offsetting as much as 15 percent of global fossil ...
What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story

What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story

The [Danny Hakim] story is an odd one for the Times because if you take the most mild interpretation of ...
Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

When the news started to spread about a plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys, it seemed ...
Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

. . . The leaves are gone from the . . . peach trees on Bill Bader’s orchard . . ., and soy ...

The world’s biggest seed companies are wooing

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. They call the giants ...

Can we finally make gasoline out of corncobs?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . .Take ...

What’s a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In the winter of ...
A bill to block GMO labeling fails key Senate vote

A bill to block GMO labeling fails key Senate vote

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A bill that would ...

Farmers don’t try new things because it’s too risky. This could change that

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The problem with revolutionary ...
Brazilian state bans pesticide following conspiracy theory linking Monsanto to microcephaly

Brazilian state bans pesticide following conspiracy theory linking Monsanto to microcephaly

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. You may have seen ...
Here’s new news about pesticides and bees

Here’s new news about pesticides and bees

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Bees are struggling, and ...
It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Debates rage over what ...

The next big food safety technology could be from this ancient root

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What if our next-generation, futuristic ...
Here’s how to do GMO labeling so everyone wins

Here’s how to do GMO labeling so everyone wins

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What would it look ...
What does “organic” actually mean?

What does “organic” actually mean?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What does organic actually ...

No, there’s no ‘human’ in your veggie dogs

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  There was a bit ...
Senate panel warms to GMOs

Senate panel warms to GMOs

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On October 21st, for ...
Do industrial agricultural methods actually yield more food per acre than organic ones?

Do industrial agricultural methods actually yield more food per acre than organic ones?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If we choose to ...

What TPP means for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The TPP opened North ...
Fear of rogue organism, global catastrophe drives anti-GMO hysteria

Fear of rogue organism, global catastrophe drives anti-GMO hysteria

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Are GMOs just too ...
Are scientists who collaborate with industry tainted?

Are scientists who collaborate with industry tainted?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When does conflict of ...

To make meat greener, make it more efficiently

Meat consumption is increasing around the world as countries become wealthier. That leaves us with the practical meat question — that is, the ...

Slate: Anti-GMO activists say the darnedest things

When activist organizations issue over-the-top press releases or make non-scientific claims, I just shake my head, but unless I’m writing at ...
Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects

Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects

In my last piece I made the case that the rumors of honeybee extinction have been greatly exaggerated, but honeybees ...