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GMOs: A Good Deal for the Environment and the Developing World

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GMOs help feed our growing population and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. Therefore, it’s important to set the record straight when it comes to the safety and environmental benefits of GMOs. A new post on the GMO Answers blog at Forbes.com explains why GMOs matter, especially to people in the developing world, and to the environment worldwide.  Cornell University professors David R. Just, Ph.D. and Harry M. Kaiser write: Close to a billion people Read More >

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It’s Fruit & Veggies Month!

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September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month. The month-long event, sponsored by the Produce for Better Health Foundation, encourages people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Each day, Americans are bombarded by dozens of conflicting messages about the food they eat. Sometimes health professionals can’t even agree on what’s best. One thing they can agree on: Eat more fruits and vegetables. The scientific evidence is clear, and overwhelming. These foods can help maintain Read More >

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High Tech Animals Stuck On the Shelf

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David Warmflash writes for the Genetic Literacy Project about the challenges being faced by innovators using genetically engineered animals to solve some of the world’s most pressing health, environmental and societal problems.  Warmflash is an astrobiologist, physician and science writer: If genetically modified (GM) and genetically edited (GE) plants face an uphill battle in moving from proof-of-concept to the dinner tables of consumers, then GM and GE animals are up against a proverbial Mount Everest. Read More >

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Can Technology Drive New Spurt in Agricultural Productivity?

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Rapid increases in productivity have more than doubled U.S. agricultural output since the end of World War II, allowing food production to keep pace with or exceed population growth. AgriPulse recently published a piece that takes a look at weather or not agricultural productivity gains can be sustained or even enhanced with application of new technologies in the short term. An excerpt of the article can be found here: …USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson has been explaining to several Read More >

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Trust the Science, Not the Food Fad

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Multiple surveys and polls reveal most people know very little about GMOs, causing them to buy into expensive food fads. We’ve published a piece on the GMO Answers Forbes blog by Robert Wager, from Vancouver Island University, and Terry Daynard, farmer and former associate dean at University of Guelph, entitled, “GMOs: Trust The Science, Not The Food Fad.” Instead of focusing on what’s on the label, Robert and Terry urge consumers to understand what they Read More >

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