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Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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Crop Breeding: Renewing the Global Commitment 22.7.2014 WRI Stories
Installment 7 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores improvements in crop breeding that have the potential to boost yields, including marker-assisted breeding, genomics-assisted breeding, and advancements in less-studied “orphan” crops. This working paper concludes with a series of recommendations on how to accelerate yield gains through these ...
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Some food companies are quietly dumping GMO ingredients 22.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
General Mills' Original plain Cheerios are now GMO-free. But the only announcement was in a company blog post from January. And you won't see any label on the box highlighting the change.
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Some Food Producers Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients 22.7.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
But even as they create GMO-free products, many of these corporations are fighting state initiatives that would require them to give consumers more information about their ingredients.
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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs 21.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Chinese Researchers Stop Wheat Disease with Gene Editing 21.7.2014 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.

Advanced genome-editing techniques have been used to create a strain of wheat resistant to a destructive fungal pathogen—called powdery mildew—that is a major bane to the world’s top food source, according to scientists at one of China’s leading centers for agricultural research.

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Do Not GM My Food! 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Do Not GM My Food! 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs 20.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Rows of corn grow on a farm in Atkins, Iowa. (Photo: Firskey/ cc/ Flickr)Iowa happens to have planted more genetically engineered corn and soybeans than any other state this year.

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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs 20.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Genna Reed

Rows of corn grow on a farm in Atkins, Iowa. (Photo: Firskey/ cc/ Flickr)Iowa happens to have planted more genetically engineered corn and soybeans than any other state this year.

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In family run, food for thought 18.7.2014 Philly.com News
In his sixth - or perhaps seventh - pair of running shoes this year, David Wilcox, 15, ran from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to downtown Collingswood. His father, Brett, his aunt, Julie Stuehser, and the family dog, Jenna, ran along with him.
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You Need to Know: What Do Natural, Local and Organic Mean? 18.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Today's consumers are increasingly concerned with where their food comes from, and demand for "organic," "local" and "natural" foods is on the rise . But what do those labels really mean? Are we getting what we think we are when we buy "all natural" granola bars or "organic" beef? And how local is "local?" Here's what you need to know about "organic," "local" and "natural" food labels. What is the legal definition of "natural" when it comes to food? Whoops -- there isn't one. We're not kidding, there is no government regulation of the word "natural" for any food. Even though most food labels are highly regulated, the word "natural" remains undefined. The only guidance for what qualifies as natural is nothing artificial or synthetic . Really? Why isn't it legally defined? The answer is a rather philosophical one: What is nature? Nearly every food item for sale is processed in some way. Who is to say that one thing is more natural than the other? Is beet juice natural if it has been squeezed out of the ...
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Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops 17.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Calorie counting machine may make dieting easier in the future 15.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diet and weight loss products, according to market research, but the weight often comes right back. That may because it's such a hassle to count calories -- tracking everything you order or cook at home.
Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops 15.7.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
A bean cleaning plant in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas. Credit: Courtesy of Secretaría de AgriculturaBean grower Manuel Alvarado is part of the majority of producers in Mexico who consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically modified varieties of beans, as the government is ...
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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future 15.7.2014 NPR Health Science
Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.
Editorial: The case for genetically modified food 15.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
We favor giving consumers as much information as possible about the food they buy, but we wonder if mandatory labeling of genetically modified food will do more to frighten people than to inform ...
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The Assault on Organics 14.7.2014 Truthout.com
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The Assault on Organics 14.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Monday Medical: Thinking outside the 'wheat-box' 14.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Are you confused about whole grains? A trip to the bread aisle of any grocery store may cause confusion in anyone — with so many labels shouting “whole grain” or “gluten free.” What does “whole grain” mean? What is gluten? Attend the Real Food Talk: The Magic of Whole Grains at noon Wednesday. To sign up, visit www.yvmc.org/events or call 970-875-2731. You are not alone. Many people are confused about how to incorporate “real” whole grains into their diets. Let me begin by saying that all grains start out whole. What is important to know is that the more grains are processed, the less nutritious they become. Whole grains come from the entire seed of a plant that is deemed a grain. The seed is made up of three parts: the bran, the germ and the endosperm. The bran is the outer layer that contains fiber, B vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. The germ is the inner most part of the seed, where a plant sprouts, and contains B vitamins, protein, minerals and healthy fats. The endosperm of the seed contains ...
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Growers seek to make farming a right 12.7.2014 Durango Herald
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level...
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