Last week, a bill to pre-empt states' rights to label GMOs was overturned in the Senate. With over 90% of Americans in favor of labeling foods contain...
Another skirmish in the global battle over GMOs has broken out. Recently, a coalition of students delivered a petition with 57,309 signatures to ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences protesting an upcoming human feeding trial of genetically engineered (GE) bananas.
The Rachel Parent backstory -- that she and her family are deeply embedded in the anti-GMO industry -- helps put in perspective her attacks on GMOs and researchers in the field.
What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly -- no chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill.
Mr. Cruz, would you spray Roundup on your food right before you were ready to eat it? Would you let your children eat corn or wheat that was doused with Roundup? How about a glass of water with a squirt of Roundup in it? I think the answer is pretty obvious.
A closer look at Ketchum's past and current activities turns up more reasons that purpose-driven organic and natural food companies might want to steer clear of Ketchum's "Cultivate" branch.
The U.S. Senate looks poised to vote this week on the contentious national debate over GMO labeling, but as the potentially landmark vote looms, facts that should be at the heart of the discussion are being lost.
Most people are oblivious to the devastating environmental impacts of meat production on the global environment. Raising farm animals uses vast amounts of resources, including energy, three-quarters of the world's agricultural land, and one-third of our fresh water consumption.
My Top three ways to save your pets and save the world. At my clinic I see a different person nearly every 20 minutes. I am often impressed by my cli...
After years of state-by-state battles over consumer calls for mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), time is quickly running out for the agribusiness and food manufacturing industries working to block such labeling.
This week at The Pollination Project, we celebrate seven new grantees who advocate for a community that works for all. From Daina Zhang's project to ...
Politics should not trump public safety, and the FDA's move to measure residues in the American diet provides some measure of hope that regulators are at least listening to consumer concerns. How much weed killer is carried from the farm field into our food supply is information the public deserves to know.
Just last year we saw the creation of the first genetically-modified human embryos in the lab using the amazing gene editing toolbox that is CRISPR. That is just one step, but may have opened the door to much more.
The latest term buzzing around the food world is one you're not likely to know: synthetic biology, or "synbio." Grist calls it "the next front in the never-ending GMO war." So while we're still figuring out what to make of GMOs, farmers, food suppliers and chefs should start to get to know this new method for developing foods.
There is a lot to worry about in all of this. Glyphosate may be harmful to human or environmental health, although it has replaced pesticides that were known to be far more toxic to farm workers and the environment, a fact which none of the stories mention.
Anatomy of a Newsweek Valentine to the Anti-GMO Movement Imagine a press call like this: Giant Oil Company Executive: We are here to talk to a...