Tag: GMO

GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

| February 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don’t turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.

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How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it’s conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here’s how a company gets into the non-GMO game.

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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.

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A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re confused by the fight over genetically modified food — and even more if your mind is already made up — you might want to turn to an investigation of the topic carried out by the environmental website Grist. Instead of preaching to the deep-green choir, Grist’s in-depth series questioned its faith.

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This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?

This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?

| January 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

A small Canadian company has created a genetically engineered apple that doesn’t go brown when you slice it. It’s waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But some apple producers are worried that this new product will taint the apple’s wholesome, all-natural image.

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The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

From GMOs to apps on your phone, these were some of the biggest food stories and trends in 2013.

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Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tufts University says that one of its researchers violated ethics rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified “golden rice” in China. The study showed that the rice can fight malnutrition, but researchers didn’t provide enough information to the parents of the children who ate it, Tufts says.

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Getting to the Bottom of the Peacotum

Getting to the Bottom of the Peacotum

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, stone fruit season brings in a rainbow of colors and flavors: apriums, pluots, nectaplums, peacharines, pluerries, and even peacotums. Where did these designer breeds come from? What is the difference between hybridization and genetic engineering?

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In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

| July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Government investigators are trying to solve an agricultural whodunit: How did genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale end up in a farmer’s field in Oregon? Some are raising the possibility of sabotage; others suspect simple human error.

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As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

As Biotech Seed Falters, Insecticide Use Surges In Corn Belt

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Across the corn belt, farmers are pulling out all the stops in their war on the corn rootworm. They’re returning to chemical pesticides, because the weapons of biotechnology — inserted genes that are supposed to kill the rootworm — aren’t working so well anymore.

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For Supreme Court, Monsanto’s Win Was More About Patents Than Seeds

For Supreme Court, Monsanto’s Win Was More About Patents Than Seeds

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The high court ruled unanimously that when farmers use patented seed for more than one planting in violation of their licensing agreements, they are liable for damages.

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KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Bittman talks about his new book, and how a full-time meat lover adapted to part-time veganism.

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Did Congress Just Give GMOs A Free Pass In The Courts?

Did Congress Just Give GMOs A Free Pass In The Courts?

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Congress on Thursday approved stopgap funding legislation that includes language explicitly granting the USDA authority to override a judge’s ruling against genetically modified crops. Critics denounce the measure as the “Monsanto Protection Act.” But it seems to be codifying powers the USDA already has exercised in the past.

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