Stories tagged with GMOs

Food

GMO potatoes: Is the biodiversity shortcut worth it?

The Irish potato famine should have taught the food and farming world that crop diversity is crucial. But the genetically engineered potato on trial in Ireland suggests that we haven't actually learned much.

Industrial Agriculture

GMO sugar beets get the green light

Last week, the USDA fully deregulated herbicide resistant sugar beets. And while the shift isn't a surprise to most advocates, it does hint at larger problems within the system.

Food

Vandana Shiva talks with Bill Moyers about the food system [VIDEO]

In this interview clip, scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva recommends asking oneself daily: "Where am I complicit in the war against the earth?"

Industrial Agriculture

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ would keep GMO crops in the ground during legal battles

One sneaky provision on this year's agriculture appropriations docket would practically give biotech companies immunity from USDA regulation. Needless to say, activists are up in arms.

Food

Heritage wheat could let gluten-sensitive people eat bread again

One of my greatest fears in life is that I’ll find out I’m gluten-intolerant, because there is almost nothing I love to eat more than really good bread. (I know that there is bread made …

Scary Food

Why GMOs aren’t romantic

Today’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is a VERY REALISTIC AND SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE cautionary tale about genetically modified organisms.

Industrial Agriculture

Feds to farmers: Grow GMO beets or face sugar shortage

The good news: The USDA finally released an environmental impact review of genetically engineered sugar beets. The bad: Monsanto has already crowded out other seed makers.

Food

Faked Alaska: Is genetically modified salmon coming soon to a table near you?

Despite opposition from environmentalists, food advocates, and 46 members of Congress, GMO salmon appears to be continuing its slow crawl along toward FDA approval.

Food

Monsanto WISHES it could make corn this cool

“Glass Gem” corn looks almost CGI, but it actually comes out of the ground that way. It’s the product of a small farm and a retro, handcrafted approach to agriculture — “genetic modification” from back …

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