GMOs

Last month, the University of San Francisco made an alarming discovery, that 93% of Americans tested had traces of a chemical called glyphosate in their urine. Last year, the World Health Organization deemed glyphosate a “possible carcinogen”.


Here’s a tremendous attempt to make sense of the competing science and analysis surrounding GMOs, by Maya Montenegro, a food systems researcher at UC Berkeley, writing at ensia: The GMO debate is…




Monsanto’s GMO seed patents may be expiring, but Wired says it won’t damage the evil empire of agribusiness: FOR TWENTY YEARS, the agro-tech company Monsanto has been making life difficult for farmers. Well, first…



Chipotle recently announced they would no longer use genetically modified ingredients. Many in the media called this “anti-science.” But is it? What does the science REALLY say?









The mighty (alright, once-mighty) Consumer Reports picks up the GMO labeling cudgel: More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms in their food, according to a recent…



Brooke Borel explains what we fight about when we fight about GMOs at Modern Farmer: In the spring of 1987 in Tulelake, a tiny California farming town four miles from the Oregon border, a…



Before y’all freak out, no disinformation is not endorsing GM crops. We do think it’s worth reading about what the proponents of genetically modifying crops are saying, however. In this article at Medium by…


Is the public ready for genetically modified, nutrient-packed super-foods in unnatural colors? Via the BBC: The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer. Developed in…


Yes, you read that right, Monsanto is concocting a line of trademarked organic vegetables. Let’s hope it takes off and they decide to give up on their favorite genetically modified varietals. Report…


Some interesting ideas on just what genetically modified means are discussed by Michael Byrne in the context of hybrid blueberry trees, at Motherboard: Blueberries grow on bushes. Whatever. I don’t care if…




Could Golden Rice, a genetically modified strain of rice that imbues the grains with beta carotene, be the GMO that proves the exception to the Monsanto-led madness of Roundup Ready crops? Amy…