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Experts discuss current biotechnology topics in the news and provide their perspective on some of today’s most talked about issues. Learn more as experts from a wide array of disciplines simplify complicated study findings and demystify the science behind GMOs. Read more below, or use the site wide search box above to search for a particular topic.

Scientists react to republished Séralini GMO maize rat study

By Genetic Literacy Project (Third Party Organization) on Thursday, 6/26/2014 11:46 am

Experts react to the republished study, “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” by a group of French scientists led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, in this post from Genetic Literacy Project.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Genetic Engineering and Animal Feed

By Alison Van Eenennaam (Independent Expert) on Wednesday, 5/28/2014 8:41 am

This article discusses how genetically engineered livestock feed effects livestock and the resulting animal products.
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What are the real economic and environmental impacts of GM crop use?

By Graham Brookes (Independent Expert) on Monday, 5/19/2014 1:14 pm

This comprehensive paper from PG Economics discusses the global economic and environmental impact of GM crops, and provides insight as to why farmers have chosen to adopt this technology and continue to use it.
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  • Future of GMO
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Are herbicides responsible for the decline in Monarch butterflies?

By Andrew Kniss (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 5/15/2014 6:01 pm

Andrew Kniss discusses the decline in monarch butterfly populations and the claim that glyphosate-resistant GM crops are reducing milkweed habitat.
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Genetically Modified Foods Are as Safe as Conventional Ones

By Gregory Conko (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 5/01/2014 12:54 pm

In this article, Gregory Conko explains how GM foods are just as safe as conventional. He also delves into the strict regulatory process for GM products as well as labelling, stating that the FDA provides more useful information than a mandatory GMO label would.
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Labeling
  • Government Oversight and Product Approvals
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The Costs of GMO Labeling

By Jennifer Schmidt (Independent Expert) on Friday, 4/18/2014 5:55 pm

In this article, Jennie Schmidt gives a pictorial analysis of the entire food supply chain for corn. In her analysis she shows what the true cost of GMO labelling would be, and lays out estimated costs for separating GMO from non-GMO crops and the infrastructure that would be required to do so.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Labeling
  • Government Oversight and Product Approvals
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Ultimate Gluten Free: Does Glyphosate Cause Celiac Disease? Actually, No!

By Peter Olins, Ph.D. (Independent Expert) on Monday, 3/31/2014 10:17 pm

In this article, Dr. Peter Olins, co-founder of Ultimateglutenfree.com, responds to a 2013 article that claims that exposure to the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is the cause of several diseases, especially celiac disease. After reviewing the article, he concludes that these studies are not supported by current evidence, and believes them to be an exercise in political activism while promoting alarmism as well as being unethical and irresponsible.
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Top 10 Consumer Questions About GMOs, Answered

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 3/18/2014 3:53 pm

GMO Answers conducted a national survey to identify, for the first time, the top questions consumers have about GMOs. We’ve compiled the top 10 questions and reached out to scientists, farmers, doctors and other experts to provide answers. Over the course of the next nine weeks, we’ll post one new response each week, so we hope you’ll check back for new answers and follow us on Twitter at @GMOAnswers, where we’ll tweet new answers as they are posted! You can also find these answers on our Top 10 GMO Questions Pinboard.
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Steve Savage Addresses Samsel and Seneff study, “Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance”

By Steve Savage (Independent Expert) on Friday, 3/14/2014 3:14 pm

In this article, agricultural technology expert Steve Savage analyzes a recent literature survey published by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff in which an argument is made for a possible link between celiac disease and the use of the herbicide glyphosate.
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In Support of GMO Crops

By Peter J. Davies (Independent Expert) on Wednesday, 3/12/2014 12:03 am

In this article, Dr. Peter J. Davies, Professor of Plant Biology at Cornell University and Hawaii resident, writes in support of GM crops. Dr. Davies discusses the benefits of GMOs, addressing concerns about safety, pesticides, sustainability and feeding an ever-increasing world population.
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