Stories tagged with GMOs


Make yourself useful: Five food actions in five minutes

We've collected some of the most important things you can do to speak up for a greener food system right now.


New Center for PostNatural History is a museum of human influence on nature

It makes sense that there would be a museum to chronicle just how much we’ve messed with plants, animals, the climate, and in general the world around us. The Center for PostNatural History, opening this …

Scary Food

GMO-labeling game plan: California or bust!

GMO labeling advocates have tried a variety of tactics this year; get the rundown on what hasn't worked so far and what just might.

Industrial Agriculture

Farmers advance in their suit against Monsanto

In one corner you have the biotech seed giant, in the other you have 83 non-GMO seed producers, farmers, and agricultural organizations who want Monsanto to stop suing and threatening them.


Bill Gates wants to solve hunger caused by climate change with GMOs

Gates has done his research on the problems climate change is already causing for the global food supply. But he thinks more GMOs, not holistic, soil-based climate change mitigation, is the answer.

Industrial Agriculture

Monsanto’s new seeds could be a tech dead end

In response to Roundup-resistant "superweeds," Monsanto is rolling out a generation of seeds that will also withstand an old, toxic pesticide called 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.


‘Just Label It’: New video from the Food, Inc. guy

Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner has a new project about labeling of GMO foods. This one's a short video, not a feature film, so it'll only take three minutes of your life to check it …

The man whose algae could take over the world

If life is really a disaster movie in which humanity is wiped off the face of the earth, J. Craig Venter will probably be the hubristic genius who gets us there. The man sequenced the …

Industrial Agriculture

The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous

The next wave of genetic engineering uses microRNA to control pests on industrial farms. But new research out of China shows it could have adverse health effects for human digestion.