It’s easy to get information about genetically modified food. There are the dubious anti-GM horror stories that recirculate through social networks. On the other side, there’s the dismissive sighing, eye-rolling, and hand patting of pro-GM partisans. But if you just want a level-headed assessment of the evidence in plain English, that’s in pretty short supply. Fortunately, you’ve found the trove.
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If we look past the rhetoric on both sides and review the science with an open mind and a skeptical eye, surely we can arrive at some trustworthy conclusions. Right?
Advocates say genetically modified crops are regulated like crazy. Critics say they are totally unregulated. We hack our way through this rhetorical impasse.
Those of us who are suspicious of GMOs need to come to grips with the ways that the risks of gene-splicing resemble those of old-school agronomy.
Where you come down on nature -- cradle or battlefield? -- shapes how you think about the risks of genetically modified food.
GM food is heavily tested for allergens, but we'd all be better served by a more codified and transparent process.
When corporations patent genetically engineered seeds, how tightly do they tie the hands of scientists trying to test their safety?
Books on the GMO controversy don't always wear their sympathies and biases on their sleeves -- so here's a handy guide.
Researchers who find problems with genetically modified foods deserve careful scrutiny. Instead, too often, they get pilloried or purged.
Specialization, tribalism, and the human love of a good story make it tough to assemble a full picture of any complex research topic -- including GMOs.