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The Halloween Folklore Around Sugar from GM Sugarbeets

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Everyone loves sugar! According to the USDA, global sugar consumption for 2016/17 is forecast at a record 174 million metric tons. In 2015/16, it is predicted that approximately 10.9 million metric tons of sugar will be consumed in the United States alone. With Halloween right around the corner, sugar is certainly on everyone’s mind. According to the National Confectioners Association, the sales of candy are projected to be around $2.6 billion during the 2016 Halloween season. Read More >

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Banning GMOs in N.Y. School Lunches Carries a Price

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Dr. W. Lesser, Susan E. Lynch Professor in Science and Business at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, recently published a blog arguing that the New York PTA’s proposal to go GMO-free in the State school meals program would come with a hefty financial burden. Dr. Lesser’s piece was published in the Cornell Alliance for Science blog page and an except can be found below: The purpose here is to put a Read More >

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6 Myths About GMOs

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As a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 9 years, Bethany Thayer says she enjoys communicating with people about healthy living and eating. Bethany Thayer MS, RDN, is director of the Henry Ford Center for Health Promotion and is president of the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which also named her as the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2012. She writes an article in The Detroit News addressing Read More >

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Nature, The First Creator Of GMOs

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Long before humans started domesticating crops 10,000 years ago, nature had its own process of transferring genes from one species to another, in effect, creating GMOs. As a part of GMO Answers’ “Get To Know GMOs” campaign, plant biotechnology pioneer Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton has written a new post at the GMO Answers Forbes.com page highlighting the history and benefits of genetically modified organisms: One of the biggest misconceptions about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is Read More >

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Why GMOs Are a Necessity

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After 20 years, the data are in:  Genetic modification boosts crop yields by 21 percent and cuts pesticides by 37 percent.  The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed authored by Rob Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Monsanto, on how GMO’s benefit farmers and the environment: Genetically modified crops, which have generated both controversy and widespread adoption, are hitting 20-year milestones. Perhaps the anniversary slipped your mind, but 1997 was a dark Read More >

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