Is the GMO Labeling Movement Just a Long Con to Get You to Buy Organic?

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In a recent New York Times column, Mark Bittman compared consumers to lab animals subjected to an experiment. “Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs,” the headline of his piece lamented. The experiment? Genetically modified organisms lurking in the nation’s food, filling our families’ bellies, and maybe doing something to us,… » 4/22/15 12:58pm 4/22/15 12:58pm

80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!

A recent survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics found that 80.44% of respondents supported a government policy mandating labels on foods containing DNA. Not GMOs. DNA, the genetic material contained in every living thing known to science and practically every food,… » 1/18/15 11:08am 1/18/15 11:08am

The most important thing you'll read today is an article about oranges

The discourse on genetically modified crops gained a cogent and sorely needed voice this weekend, with the publication of a captivating narrative-treatment of the subject in The New York Times by science writer Amy Harmon. The title of her feature: "A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA." » 7/29/13 12:45pm 7/29/13 12:45pm

Controversial study linking genetically modified corn to cancer under…

A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology is indicating that rats fed on GM maize have a significantly heightened risk of developing tumors. In turn, the French government has asked a health watchdog to conduct an investigation, possibly leading to an EU-wide suspension of the… » 9/21/12 7:20am 9/21/12 7:20am

A Weird and Wonderful Gallery of Genetically Modified Animals of the…

Photographer and artist Vincent Fournier has released a series called Fast Forward, in which he imagines the various ways we might manipulate and morph animals by using genetic technologies. By looking at pictures of taxidermy specimens, and by interviewing animal geneticists, Fournier has created a… » 7/18/12 10:40am 7/18/12 10:40am