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Back Home On The Farm?

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Accurate or not, most people have an image of what farm life is like.  Perhaps it is a vision out of the 1950′s, like television hit Green Acres, or a 1980s farm/baseball movie like Field of Dreams. And most Millennials probably don’t even have a reference point of farm life.  Certainly most people don’t realize how modern technology has changed present day farming. Nor do many people realize how modern technology has impacted present day Read More >

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Bacteria and Innovation

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Bacteria get a pretty bad rap. Most people associate them with disease, or making food spoil.  But in reality, bacteria serve a vital function in nature. And while it is true that some bacteria like Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax, it is also true that others such as a bacteria called Rhizobia convert free nitrogen into a form that the plants can use in order to grow. As our latest article in Forbes, Bacteria Are Revolutionizing Read More >

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Anti-Science Crusade Targets GE Salmon (again)

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Mainstream media outlets – including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal – covered the announcement by the Center for Food Safety that it and other groups are asking a federal court to stop the FDA’s approval of the genetically engineered AquAdvantage Salmon. In a lawsuit filed on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the groups, which also include Food and Water Watch, Earthjustice and Friends of the Earth, Read More >

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Why It’s Time We Find Common Ground In Genetic Engineering

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At GMO Answers, we always try to work with people to answer their questions, whatever they may be.  And while the scientific community overwhelmingly supports GM technology, the general public still has a lot of questions about whether GMOs are helpful to society. Our latest piece at Forbes.com addresses this issue head on: While the public discussion is mired in non-scientific internet memes and conflated arguments about multinational corporations, concerned people miss the compelling truths Read More >

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GMO Answers Goes International!

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In July 2013, GMO Answers was launched to do a better job answering consumers’ questions about genetically modified organism (GMOs). Following all of the success of the program in the United States, the Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI) is now making GMO Answers materials and information more accessible around the world. In partnership with CropLife International, CBI is pleased to announce that portions of the GMO Answers website and select materials are now available through Read More >

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