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Genetically Modified Crops

To Deal With Climate Change, We Need Agricultural Innovation -- Now

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 07.06.2014 | Food
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

By adopting smart new innovations and other helpful agricultural strategies, and by working to limit greenhouse gas emissions before they climb much higher, we can pave the way for a century where more people can enjoy safe, nutritious, affordable food than they ever have before.

Calestous Juma On Why Africa Needs GM Crops

April Zhu | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

Sub-Saharan African countries have been slow to adopt modern agricultural tools like GM seeds. To date, commercial GM crops can only be planted in three countries on the continent.

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Achitoff

If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.

Genetic Engineering's 5 Epic Fails

Andrew Gunther | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Despite claims from the likes of Monsanto and the biotech industry that GE crops are an environmental panacea and will feed the world, two decades after they first went on sale the evidence suggests that GE's key golden promises are beginning to look more like epic failures

Monsanto CTO: Humanity Needs Science, Not Ideology

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 03.18.2014 | Food
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

It appears that for some people -- whether the issue is vaccination, GM technology, pasteurization or climate change -- there can never be enough proof.

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 2)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.17.2014 | Food
Jennifer Schwab

I don't necessarily think GMOs are bad, but I sure do believe we are entitled to know what is in the food that we eat. If a food product contains GMOs, there should be a sticker, label or ID on the package that is plainly visible, letting shoppers know before they purchase the product!

Genetically Misunderstood Organisms: The Debate Rages On... (Part 1)

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Jennifer Schwab

Human intervention in growing food crops is really part of our history. For hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years, we have modified and improved crop varieties to meet our ever-evolving tastes and needs.

Kaua'i Triumphs Over Pesticide Corporations -- Again!

Paul Towers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

Many will be watching closely as the Big Island continues the fight today, with a bill that would prohibit the production of GE crops. And while GMO seeds haven't been as widely introduced on that island, concerned residents there aren't waiting around.

Corporate Lobbyists Resort to Deception in Opposing GE Food Labeling, Again

Michele Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michele Simon

Lobbyists for leading pesticide and junk food companies aren't very creative, at least when it comes to fighting labels on genetically-engineered foods. The current effort Washington State against labeling is looking strikingly similar to last year's in California.

'Monsanto Protection Act' Set To Expire

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire, and will not be included in a bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to a sta...

Gabbard Outraged Over Extension Of 'Monsanto Protection Act'

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

Tulsi Gabbard says attempts to extend the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" in the U.S. Congress is "outrageous." In an email to supporters Frida...

Ryan Grim

The Monsanto Protection Act Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will include an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government...

Genetically-Modified Food: Fantastic or 'Frankenfood'?

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Consumers who attempt to make "responsible" buying and eating decisions might want to reduce their purchase of GM food products for any one of a number of reasons. Or they might not. But in order to make that choice, labeling of GM products would be required.

Key Points In The GMO Debate

AP | MARJORIE OLSTER | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the biggest stumbling blocks to securing a massive free trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a sharp dis...

Elijah Wood: 'Monsanto Is A Scary Organization'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

Elijah Wood joins Ricky to discuss why he feels that Monstanto is a scary organization....

Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

The research related to GMOs can be hard to sort through. One study may find health problems in animals, but then proponents and biotech scientists say the study is flawed. But are there any scientists that question the safety and effectiveness of GMOs?

Monsanto Gives In To GMO Crop Opposition

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

May 31 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in ma...

Monsanto CEO: 'Elitism' Fuels Our Critics

Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

It's not controversial pesticide-resistent crops that fuel Monsanto's critics, according to the company's CEO; it's their own desire to keep poor peop...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows What Americans Think Of GMOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Americans are largely uncertain over whether genetically modified foods are safe for the environment or safe to eat, but the vast majority say that fo...

Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops

Margie Kelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Judge Sides With Environmental Groups Over GMOs In National Wildlife Refuges

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge sided on Tuesday with environmental groups that challenged the planting of genetically-modified crops on National Wil...

New Safety Concerns Raised by GMO Corn Study

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Food
David Wallinga, M.D.

A significant aspect of this study is its length. Most previous rat feeding studies for GE crops have been limited to 90 days -- which in human terms would equate only to early adulthood.

Lucia Graves

'Agent Orange Corn' Sparks Public Outcry

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new kind of genetically modified crop under the brand name of "Enlist" -- known by its critics as "Agent Orange corn" -- has opponents...

Organic Milk: Are You Getting What You Pay for?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.

Resistance To GMO Crops Could Ultimately Hurt Farmers

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Food

* Major seed makers ceased research on GMO crops in Europe * Scientists stress need for all research to lift output * EU...