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Genetically Modified Food

Food Science: What's the Harm?

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.

Science Advice? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Science Advice!

David Ropeik | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

In 2011, in response to a growing number of controversial risk issues that required scientific expertise beyond the abilities of most government officials, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the European Commission took a daring chance.

The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

HONOLULU -- The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of...

Michael McAuliff

Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignoran...

Agriculture Industry Fights For 'Right To Farm' In Midwest

AP | David A. Lieb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It coul...

You Need to Know: The Facts and Debate About GMOs

Eve Turow | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, have frequented news headlines over the last few years. But you still may be asking yourself: "What exactly are GMOs?" Here is the basic rundown of all you need to know.

India's Rare Chance to Redefine Capitalism

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Given that many international businesses are themselves widening their view of capitalism and prioritizing corporate social responsibility, India would be justified in demanding balanced behavior from companies in exchange for the opportunity to profit from the nation's economic potential.

Every State Counts: Support GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

Michele Simon | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Michele Simon

As we learned in California and Washington (states that narrowly lost GMO labeling initiatives despite being massively outspent) every debate draws more attention to the issue and weakens Big Biotech's undue influence over our food supply.

Kenya's GM Ban and the Future of GM Policy in Africa

April Zhu | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
April Zhu

A quickly executed blanket ban destroys nuance in the GM issue -- something that the international GM debate desperately needs.

California Won't Be Labeling GMO Foods Anytime Soon

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

By Jennifer Chaussee May 28 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with...

State Becomes First To Require Labeling Of GMOs

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam May 8 (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically ...

My Conversation With Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I have a conversation with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who tomorrow will make history when he signs a bill that makes his state the first in the nation to require labeling of all genetically modified food.

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.

This State Is One Step Closer To Labeling GMOs

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S...

This Could Be The First State To Make GMO-Labeling Mandatory

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the fi...

GMO Foods and the Tooth Fairy

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

Food is so fundamental to human life that it stirs our passions like few other subjects. For the most part that's a good thing: Humanity needs all the passion we can muster if we're going to solve the problem of feeding 10 billion people just 35 years from now.

Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview

April Zhu | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
April Zhu

The model itself is complex, incorporating the activities of multiple countries and goods, but the concept is simple: If all else remains equal, how much more money can we expect sub-Saharan Africans to make if they just switched to GM?

The #1 Reason You Should Support GE Labeling SB 1666

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

The one thing I think both sides can definitely agree on is that we just don't know the long term effects of GMOs.

Here's What GMO Labeling Will Cost You

Pew's Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

GM Proponents Claim Genetic Engineering Is Just an Extension of Natural Plant Breeding

Lesley Daunt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Lesley Daunt

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are...

My Hawaii Public Radio Conversation

Richard Ha | Posted 05.12.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

I was on Hawaii Public Radio this morning. Beth-Ann Koslovich invited me onto her radio program The Conversation. Here's how she introduced it, and yo...

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

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.