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Bees, Butterflies and Bugs – The Balancing Act

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Each week during October, we invite you to Get to Know GMOs! So far, we have taken a deep dive into the basics of GMOs and explored the sustainable agricultural practices that most don’t attribute to GMOs. Now in week three we are tackling the topic of GMOs and pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs and insects. Bees Pollinators, such as bees, are very important not only to agriculture, but also essential for biodiversity. Bees collect Read More >

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Who Exactly Say Biotech Foods are Safe?

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To understand the safety of food biotech, it helps to look at the numbers. There are thousands of studies on biotech crops published, billions of pounds of biotech foods eaten, and there are zero illnesses (human or animal) resulting of consuming biotech foods. The sole mission of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is to effectively communicate science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. The key word here is science-based. Once of IFIC’s guiding pricinples is to Read More >

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Scientists! We Need You to Speak Up!

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“Scientists who speak out need to get used to being targeted by mudslingers; it is part of today’s 24/7 world of spin and instant controversies.” In the contentious debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the voice of scientists are often overshadow by the loud and overly-dramatic voice of those who are anti-biotech. In the debate around the safety of GMOs and whether or not we should label foods containing them, the voice of scientists need Read More >

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EU States Opt-Out of Innovation

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A number of international media outlets are reporting on EU member states choosing to opt-out of GMO cultivation.  Using a law signed in March giving countries the right to seek exclusion from any approval request for GMO crop cultivation – even if strains have been approved at EU level – 19 out of 28 EU member states are choosing to ban GMO crops, reports Reuters. Although widely grown in the Americas and Asia, opposition is Read More >

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GTK GMOs Week 2: Sustainable Agriculture Practices

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We are now in week 2 of the Get to Know GMOs Month series! This week, we talked about how GMOs play a large role in sustainable agriculture. The misconceptions around GM crops are that they aren’t environmentally sustainable. In reality,  many of the practices often affiliated with sustainable farming are used with GM crops. In this week’s post, Sustainable Farming Practices You Didn’t Know are Used with GMO Crops, GMOA shows how GM crops require fewer pesticide Read More >

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