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Jimmy Kimmel, U.S. comedian and Tonight Show's host, has sent a crew to one of the local U.S. farmers markets to ask people what the letters GMO stand for. Not to be missed!
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No activists have come to the defense of the poor subsistence farmers who are being arrested because the banana wilt is sweeping through their plantations. The GMO rescue is being blocked, at least for now, by anti-GMO activists.
Do you think you know what Europeans think about GMOs? Check our new infographic, showing that we are more rational than they would all like us to think.
“It’s true that the issue is complicated. But the deeper you dig, the more fraud you find in the case against GMOs”, writes William Saletan in a comprehensive article in Slate. “The only way to end this fight is to educate ourselves and make it clear to everyone […] that we’re ready, as voters and consumers, to embrace nutritious, environmentally friendly food, no matter where it got its genes”
Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste.
At the launch of Growing Voices platform in January 2014, a high-level panel of European politicians, researchers and campaigners called for a renewed discussion on GMOs with direct engagement with the public.
Curious about how a GMO is made? How scientists create GMOs is one of the top questions we get about GMOs. This video shows how they are made, through the story of the Hawaiian Rainbow Papaya.
Discover the main regulatory and political steps that have to be completed before a new GM crop can be authorised for import into the EU.
Even though GMOs are part of our daily life, fed to our animals and scientifically proven to be safe, people still feel reluctant about consuming them. MEP Julie Girling exposes the various nutritional potentials of GM technology for the developed world as well as for the developing countries.
Peter Hadfield, a former Radio 4 and CBC science reporter-turned YouTube rationalist, posts a challenge to everyone who is willing to listen to scientific facts and perhaps it could change the conversation.
New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won't touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
New high oleic GM soybeans contain 20% less trans-fat compared to regular soybeans and can provide a healthier alternative.
Swayze is a vegan who eats a mostly raw food diet. She also supports genetic modification. In this video, she explains the 3 reasons why she advocates for GMOs.
The Genetic Literacy Project has made an interactive infographic that compares the experts–the leading and most vocal opponents of GMOs versus the most visible and widely quote independent defenders of the technology.
A significant body of evidence shows that GMO import bans in EU member states would adversely impact European farmers and consumers, increasing the price of feed and food in the EU. See EuropaBio's latest factsheet on the subject, and decide for yourself!
Professor Anne Glover said it is “very clear GM is safe,” accusing NGOs such as Greenpeace of skewing the evidence. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, she said green groups were pursuing an “ideological position.”
The engineered trait is also one of the few meant to appeal to consumers; most of the traits so far, like insect resistance and herbicide resistance, have been aimed at helping farmers.
The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission.
Peter Hadfield, a former Radio 4 and CBC science reporter, jumps into the GMO debate in this science-based analysis of advocacy groups’ claims against GM foods.
What exactly is a GMO? Are GMOs harmful to health? Do GMOs increase pesticide use or hurt the environment? What impact do GMOs have on farmers? What do other countries say about GMOs and GMO labeling?
New science seldom inspires trust. But let’s consider what the critics have to say and try to answer their concerns.