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Humans once opposed coffee and refrigeration; Why we often hate new stuff

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Humans have a habit of stalling their own progress, writes Steven Overly for The Washington Post. From coffee to mechanical refrigeration to genetically altered food, history is littered with innovations that sparked resistance before becoming fixtures in everyday life. In hindsight, opposition to innovations such as mechanical farm equipment or recorded music may seem ludicrous. But the past 600 years of human history help explain why humans often oppose new technologies and why that pattern Read More >

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Why Soylent is “Proudly Made with GMOs”

Soylent, a Silicon Valley food startup with a cult following, proudly makes its meal-replacement beverages and powders with genetically modified organisms.  In a detailed blog post complete with scientific references and accompanying charts and graphs, Soylent explains why.  Their report is excerpted below: As a society, we struggle to satisfy the global demand for food. One in nine people across the globe suffer from hunger, and in order to keep pace with the rate of Read More >

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Not a Factory Farmer, a Family Farmer

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Farming is no simple affair and Lawson Mozley wants you to see the personal dedication and sound science behind it. In a new post on the GMO Answers Forbes.com page, Mozley, a sixth generation farmer, addresses the idea that the use of agricultural technology and GM crops somehow overshadows farmers’ dedication. In fact, such technology is what keeps the farm viable for the next generations: First, let me tell you about myself and my family’s Read More >

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BIO Applauds Federal Approach to GMO Disclosure

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BIO applauds today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a federal, uniform approach to GMO disclosure.  The House voted 306-117 shortly after noon today, sending the long-debated bill to President Obama’s desk for signature. “The Congress’ strong, bipartisan support for a national GMO labeling and disclosure solution is a win for consumers, farmers, businesses, and agricultural innovation,” said Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and CEO. “We commend the many leaders in the U.S. Read More >

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Innovation and Choice: Leading Today’s GMO Conversations

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To commemorate 20 years of biotech innovation, we invited a diverse group of experts in academia, agriculture, science and media to discuss “The Future of GMOs & Their Role in Sustainability.” During the discussion, experts explored the impact of biotechnology and what’s next in the future. Through lively discussion and debate, several key points came to light. Naomi Stevens, global head of Market Acceptance for Seeds at Bayer, notes that the farmers who produce our food Read More >

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