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We're having the wrong argument about GMOs 7.2.2017 Washington Post
We're having the wrong argument about GMOs
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Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store 2.2.2017 NPR News
The fruit is one of the first GMOs to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers. It's headed to test markets this month. And it's a sign of how the science of genetic engineering is evolving.
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Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade 1.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Genetically modified organisms for pest control could end up as contaminants in agricultural products throughout the globe. 
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You'd Look Good in Designer Genes 1.2.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Genetic engineering will soon make commercial bluejean production cheaper than ever.
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Grower hopes non-browning apple slices change shoppers' minds about GMOs 30.1.2017 TreeHugger
Supporters think the Arctic Apple will be a game changer - the first GMO to be marketed directly to consumers as convenience food.
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Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Has ‘Bigly’ Ties to Big Ag and Big Food 27.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Katherine Paul

In announcing his pick last week for Secretary of Agriculture, Trump heaped predictable praise on Sonny Perdue, promising that the former governor of Georgia will “deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land."

We predict that Perdue will indeed deliver “big” results—but he’ll deliver them to his friends in Big Food and Big Ag, not to America’s rural farmers, and surely not to America’s consumers.

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Genetically modified apple that never browns to hit stores 25.1.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
After years of development, protest and regulatory red tape, the first genetically modified, non-browning apples will soon go on sale in the United States. The fruit, sold sliced and marketed under the brand Arctic Apple, could hit a cluster of Midwestern grocery stores as early as Feb. 1. ...
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Can an apple that never browns change your mind about GMO foods? 24.1.2017 Washington Post
After years of development, protest and regulatory red tape, the first genetically modified, non-browning apples will soon go on sale in the United States.
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Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides 23.1.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
Center for Food Safety Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba permits it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision greenlights a more than 10-fold increase in use of the toxic pesticide, increasing risks to farmers, community health, and the ...
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Coming soon: Apples that never brown 20.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
For a select few apple lovers in the US, a Golden Delicious slice will no longer turn brown as the first genetically modified apples are expected to go on sale early next month.
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Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2016 28.12.2016 Mother Jones
Carolyn Kaster/AP 2016 was a year of remarkable scientific breakthroughs. A century after Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, researchers proved him right when, for the first time ever, they were able to observe gravitational waves produced by two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago. Astronomers discovered a potentially habitable planet just 4.3 light-years from Earth. And scientists even came up with a good reason to put a bunch of adorable dogs in an MRI machine. Unfortunately, there was a lot of anti-science nonsense this year, too—much of it from our political leaders. On issues ranging from climate change to criminal justice, our president-elect was a notable offender. But some of his rivals joined in as well. So did his nominees. And Congress. And members of the media. Here, in no particular order, are some of the most appalling examples. You can let us know in the comments which one you think is the worst. Hurricane Matthew Truthers In early October, as Hurricane ...
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Simple mosquito killers are the new buzz in Gates Foundation’s malaria battle 23.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Vaccines and genetic engineering grab the spotlight, but the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s quiet funding for simple, new mosquito controls could be about to pay off in the effort to eradicate malaria.
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Victory! GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Let Loose on Florida Community 8.12.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
Center for Food Safety The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the community of Key Haven in Monroe County, Florida. The release of the GE mosquitoes would have been the first-ever in the United States, but FDA failed to conduct adequate testing for potential impacts to people, threatened and endangered species, and the ...
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We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods 5.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
It appears Europe has been right all along to renounce genetically engineered (GE) crops. An in-depth examination recently published by The New York Times found that GE crops have largely failed to achieve two of the technology's primary objectives: to increase crop yields and decrease pesticide use. (Photo: Unsplash ) Editor's note from AlterNet: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs, which are produced when plant breeders select genetic traits that may also occur naturally, have been around for centuries. Common examples are seedless watermelons and modern broccoli. The subject of much recent debate are GE foods, which have only been around in recent decades and are produced by transferring genes between organisms. The resulting GE organisms -- either plant-, or in the case of GE salmon, animal-based -- would not otherwise occur in nature. This article is about GE foods. In 1994, a tomato known ...
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Americans Just As Polarized On Food As They Are On Politics 5.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As the dust settles from the tumultuous presidential election and Americans look toward the start of a new administration, it’s clear that politics aren’t the only thing dividing our nation. According to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, Americans are dramatically split in their attitudes toward the food they buy, and many don’t necessarily trust scientists to tell them what’s healthy. Nowhere are these divides more apparent than in opinions about organic food and food containing genetically modified ingredients. But surprisingly, these divisions do not follow party lines. The new Pew survey, which polled a nationally representative sample of 1,480 U.S. adults this summer, says 39 percent of Americans believe genetically modified foods are less healthy than non-genetically modified foods, while 48 percent believe there is no difference.  When it comes to organics, 55 percent of Americans believe organic produce is healthier than produce that’s grown using conventional farming ...
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Americans don't trust scientists' take on food issues 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs -- regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.
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Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs -- regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.
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Here's something Americans disagree about that has nothing to do with partisan politics: food 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A new report paints a picture of two Americas divided over something that’s a critical part of their daily life — food.

On one side are those who care deeply about the food they eat and how it is produced. These Americans embrace organic foods, are suspicious of genetically modified crops and are...

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Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues 3.12.2016 NPR News
A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.
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Six Reasons We’ll Need to Ramp Up the #ConsumerRevolution under Trumpism 1.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Katherine Paul

If ever conditions were ripe for revolution, that time is now—especially for anyone who cares about their health, and the health of planet earth. 

President-Elect Donald Trump’s short lists for his environment and agriculture cabinet appointments are dominated by entrenched D.C. insiders, career politicians and industry lobbyists. Not one of these proposed “leaders” supports policies that would lead to healthier food, a cleaner environment or a cooler planet.  

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