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One Farmer Compares the Production Costs of GMO versus NonGMO Crops

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Jenny Schmidt lives on a family farm with her husband and two children. Schmidt Farms is located in Sudlersville, MD and grows grains, vegetables, hay and wine grapes. She dedicates a good portion of her time to starting conversations about food and farming with urban consumers based on her experiences through her blog, The Foodie Farmer. In a recent post, Jennie compares the production costs of growing GMO crops to that of NonGMO crops. She makes it clear Read More >

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Is Corn Really Used in That?

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Can you live a GMO free life? GMO Answers Independent Expert Sarah Schultz answers this exact question in a recent post on from her Nurse Loves Farmer blog. Sarah highlights that the use of GMOs in everyday products goes far beyond their commonly known role in food production. “Did you know corn is not just used for human consumption or for livestock feed? Those are just a couple of the 4200+ uses of corn. Over four Read More >

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Nature Biotech Comes Out Against the Mandatory Labeling of GMOs

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Nature Biotechnology recently published an editorial piece that looks at how the mandatory labeling of GM foods in the United States will not only make all food more costly but also create unnecessary confusion for customers. The piece identifies cost as the foremost problem when it comes to the mandatory labeling of GM foods. Many assume that mandatory labeling just means printing more detailed labels but it in fact it’s much more than that and Read More >

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GMO Answers Addresses Biodiversity and GM Crops

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With an increasing global population, heightened consumer demand, and a changing climate, agriculture’s current and future impact on the environment and ecosystems is a cause for concern for many. Visitors to GMO Answers have asked many questions about the environmental impacts of GMOs, including how biodiversity is effected by the introduction of GM crops. GMO Answers independent expert Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director, International Biotechnology Program at the University of California, Davis, answered this four-part question: Are Read More >

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Scientists, Regulators Brief NRC Committee on GE Crops

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The National Research Council’s Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops Committee held its second public meeting in Washington, DC, its latest round of scientific review for biotech crops and genetically engineered foods. On December 10, the Committee heard from scientists – including representatives from industry – using novel GE techniques to introduce new traits into crops.  Also, representatives from USDA, EPA, and FDA described their agency’s experience in overseeing GE crop regulation. The NRC’s GE Crops Committee Read More >

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