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Five Tasty Reasons To Reconsider GMO Crops

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What if premium coffee, gourmet chocolate, fine California wine, bananas, or not-from-concentrate orange juice become costly or scarce? Would that matter to you?

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Will Organic Apples be re-defined as “Contaminated?”

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There is an interesting new “GMO” apple nearing approval in the US and in Canada called the “Arctic Apple.”  It was developed by a British Columbia, grower-based organization called Okanagan Specialty Fruit.  Certain genes in these apples are turned off so

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Rogue Wheat Now Found in 127 Countries!

Wheat being loaded into a trailer from a harvester, by KJHvM

Rogue wheat is growing in wheat fields in 127 countries around the world! Should consumers be concerned? Ok, I’m indulging in a poor imitation of the emotive language common in sensational writings about food issues. What I said in the

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Pest resistance to Bt crops

Cotton Bollworm. Source: USDA

The issue of pest resistance to insect resistant Bt crops receives regular media attention, partly because anti-biotechnology lobbies use it as an argument to vilify GM crops. The German NGO testbiotech, in a recently published report commissioned by Member of

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Counting The Cost of the Anti-GMO Movement

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Last week, environmentalist Mark Lynas presented an articulate and painfully honest apology for his significant role in starting the anti-GMO movement in the 1990s.  He said that it was the most successful campaign in which he has ever been involved, but after

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