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You Can Thank GMOs for Lower Prices at the Grocery Store

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Our new column over at Forbes.com explains just how genetically modified foods can benefit society, and your pocketbook. There are many factors that determine the price of the food in your grocery store: demand, weather, global markets, food quality, pests/disease control, regulation, transportation, and labor costs, just to name a few. Whenever farmers can control one of these factors, the more beneficial it is to the consumer. And genetically modified (GM) crops allow farmers to Read More >

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Celebrating Earth Day and GMOs

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Today is Earth Day, and people around the world are celebrating the holiday in different ways. Whether it’s biking to work, recycling, or getting involved with a community cleanup, people are thinking about their environmental footprint. And the food that people eat is part of this effort as well.  You may not know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are helping to create a new era of sustainability in agriculture and food production. Our Earth Day 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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Is Food and Farming Viewed in a Natural Light?

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When I stop to take a breath and step back before grading the current state of agriculture, it’s clear things are far from ideal in Hawaii. Despite making huge strides in the mainland these past few years, agriculture is still struggling to tell its story. The industry is constantly under attack from numerous activist groups who often mischaracterize it in a dark light. Farmers or AgVocates persistently receive verbal assaults or even have their crops Read More >

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